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Working with a recruitment agency

You may wish to use a consultancy for several reasons, perhaps you do not have the resources to handle the recruitment process, such as the response handling or perhaps you have no expertise in the field you are recruiting for and need advice or you want to ensure you reach a high number of candidates, including people who are not actively looking. We have included some points below that may be helpful when using TPP:

The more information you can provide your consultant with, the more likely you are to find your perfect candidate. This includes providing us with a detailed job description and person specification. Our consultants are skilled in providing advice and guidance with tailoring these. Providing accurate details of salary and benefits is also key, including minimum and maximum salary you would realistically appoint at. This ensures we target the most relevant candidates when short-listing and advertising on your behalf.

Personality fit is an important factor when recruiting. In order to establish the culture and the type of person that will fit into your organisation it is important for us to meet with you and the team they will be working in.

The application method - If you require application forms, you need to ensure you have given enough time for candidates to complete these, perhaps accept CVs in the first instance, as lengthy application forms can put candidates off. A good supporting statement provides information on candidates experience alongside their CV.

TPP provides advertising on the most relevant websites which we subscribe to already in our capacity as a leading specialist recruitment consultancy working exclusively for clients in the not for profit Sector. Our in-house marketing team can also prepare advert copy and artwork to be placed in the national media if you require additional advertising. This cost, including any discounts that we obtain, will be passed directly to you.

Working closely to a planned timetable of recruitment will stream-line the recruitment process and increase your chances of success. It is important to have dates for interviews diarised with the key decisions makers in your organisation as early as possible; this allows applicants to make arrangements to be available in advance and reduces the chances of unnecessary delays.