Looking for new permanent employees is exciting, yet very time consuming.   We've worked out that for just one new staff member, we can save you over 70 hours.

Write the job description / liaise with line managers or provide the initial brief to Acorn.

  • Without Acorn: 1 hour +
  • With Acorn: 1 hour

Write the job advert that will generate the right response and post the ad to specialist job boards.

  • Without Acorn: 1 hour +
  • With Acorn: 0

Engage on social media and relevant forums to promote the job opportunity to the right people (active and passive job seekers).

  • Without Acorn: 1 hour + every day
  • With Acorn: 0

Create a bespoke marketing campaign to increase the reach of your job opportunity and attract the right people.

  • Without Acorn: 4 hours +
  • With Acorn: 0

Monitor advert responses regularly to ensure you don’t miss out on the right candidate, screen CVs and reply to all applicants.

With hundreds of applications for every job, this may well be the best time you'll ever save.

  • Without Acorn: 4 hours +
  • With Acorn: 0

Continue engaging on relevant social, forum and event platforms to reach the right audience.

  • Without Acorn: 1 hour +
  • With Acorn: 0

Contact shortlisted candidates for an initial telephone screen.

  • Without Acorn: 4 hours +
  • With Acorn: 0

Repeat many of the above activities every week – e.g.  continue engagement on certain platforms, monitor responses, review and re-post the job ad (approx. 11 hours x 4).

  • Without Acorn: 44 hours
  • With Acorn: 0

Conduct first stage interviews (4 candidates).

  • Without Acorn: 6 hours
  • With Acorn: 0

Provide feedback to the individual candidates and arrange second stage interviews.

  • Without Acorn: 1 hour
  • With Acorn: 0

Conduct 2nd stage interviews (2 candidates).

  • Without Acorn: 3 hours
  • With Acorn: 3 hours - this is where we want you to meet your potential new employee

 

Communicate to all involved - liaise with successful candidate - manage counter-offers, salary negotiations and arrange start dates. 

  • Without Acorn: 2 hours +
  • With Acorn: 0

Continue contact with new employee during notice period.

  • Without Acorn: 2 hours +
  • With Acorn: 0

 

 

TOTAL TIME TAKEN TO RECRUIT ONE PERMANENT EMPLOYEE:
WITHOUT ACORN - OVER 70 HOURS WITH ACORN - 4 HOURS
Contact us to discuss your permanent recruitment needs.

Noel Hoare
Director of Operations - South West
With more than 20 years of recruitment experience, Noel oversees our south west network of branches, including Bath, Chippenham, Yeovil, Barnstaple, Tiverton, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Plymouth, Truro, Bridgwater and Bournemouth as well as a number of onsite locations.
07791 098216
Lauren Keen
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Lauren specialises in permanent recruitment for sectors including Admin, Customer Service, Sales, Accounts & Finance, HR and Marketing in the South Wales area, providing a professional service from start to finish and ensuring clients are matched with the perfect candidates.
Matt Burns
Operations Manager
Matt joined the Acorn team in 2017 and oversees our Manchester branch, as well as supporting permanent sales across the UK. Specialising in the manufacturing and supply chain industries, Matt has more than 15 years’ experience in finding quality candidates for quality roles.
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