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An individual consultant is responsible for the full life cycle of the recruitment process. This journey begins by gaining an understanding the requirements of the client, and travels through sourcing, screening, interviewing and delivery of a shortlist of candidates.

Assignment Process

The assignment process is split into several stages from consultation to successful placement. 

Consultation

We conduct an informative discussion with the client, which is ideally face-to-face. We take a detailed brief to gain a full understanding of the business offering, culture, vacancy background, role and person specification, including key competencies. The consultant that you meet will be project managing the complete process.

Candidate Sourcing

For search assignments, our Research Manager supervises this part of the process under the guidance of the consultant and will discreetly make the initial approach to the potential candidate to assess suitability and interest. For database assignments, we interrogate our extensive in-house database, established over a number of years. We have also invested in access to a number of external databases. We identify and contact candidates to assess suitability and interest.

Assessment and Initial Interviews

Suitable candidates are formally interviewed by the consultant. This happens after initial pre-screen email exchanges and telephone calls to clarify information from the perspective of both parties. We then move into formal interviews, which cover biographical, technical and core competency questions.

Long and Short Listing

We usually provide clients with a long list of candidates within a four-week period and aim to shortlist and present three to six relevant candidates between four and six weeks following the initial briefing. We provide the client with a shortlist of candidates and their original CVs, together with interview notes and appraisal including key strengths and any development needs against agreed key competencies for each candidate.

Client Interviews

We will assist the client in arranging the interviewing schedule, ensuring that candidates are fully prepared and briefed. At this stage, psychometric tests can be arranged, if required.

Offer Management

We usually act as an intermediary between client and candidate to facilitate and enable the smooth presentation and acceptance of the offer. We can assist with the negotiation of the package, conditions and other details as required. We are experienced in negotiating on behalf of clients for international roles taking account of different currencies, tax regimes, visa and other employment-related issues.

Post Acceptance

Throughout the duration of the candidate’s period of notice, we maintain occasional and unobtrusive contact, we often provide guidance and advice to the candidate to help manage their transition period from one organisation, and even country, to another.

Due Diligence

We recommend clients obtain written or telephone references from candidates’ previous employers and check qualification and memberships. However, we can undertake this on the client’s behalf.

On-going Relationships

We maintain a close relationship with our clients and candidates to ensure their objectives have been met and to provide ongoing support and advice throughout careers.


To explore how Martin Veasey Talent Solutions can support you with your executive recruitment and talent management strategy please contact us for a confidential discussion - call +44 (0)1905 381320 or email info@martinveasey.com.  

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