We pride ourselves on being the preferred recruitment partner for businesses all over the world.
Our offering includes:
Our Global Division uses a flexible recruitment methodology, designed in partnership with our clients and partners. Through a variety of channels; including our global database, a range of new and conventional media, partnerships and referrals and a relevant range of search techniques to promote candidate interest in each role; we have an ongoing sustainable pool of skilled applicants to meet business demand.
We make sure that your company is professionally represented and are transparent and honest at all times; we fully explain the role on offer, what’s expected from the applicant, full details of the package being offered and where and when they will be working. We give a realistic and balanced view of any available opportunity, meaning that we maintain a high success rate and are able to effectively manage relationships and expectations right from the start.
Here at Acorn our skilled consultants carry out comprehensive interviews and assessments of each applicant. By using open-questioning techniques, and asking evidence-based competency and biographical questions, the consultants build an accurate picture of each candidate’s career history, skills, training and achievements. We ascertain suitability to the job role, and, where applicable, will utilise psychometric profiling to assess the candidate in terms of character and personality.
Our Global Recruitment Team applies a number of selection criteria to the recruitment process:
The start of the process begins with reviewing CV applications to ensure that any potential candidates possess the right levels of qualification and experience. This is carried out by experienced recruitment professionals and overseen by a dedicated Team Manager.
The second stage includes an initial telephone interview / pre-screen, to ascertain suitability and desire to migrate overseas, at the same time identifying any potential issues with respect to health or character that may affect the visa process. At this point, selected candidates are invited to a seminar, which includes a face-to-face formal interview.
During the third stage a formal interview takes place, which incorporates a competency-based interview where searching questions are asked around the jobseeker’s experience, and they are asked to provide real-life working examples to answer the questions. Candidates will undertake technical tests as determined by the employer.
It is also at this stage where each candidate completes a drugs and alcohol test, and consent is sought to carry out a criminal CRB / PNC check. Finally we seek two work references on each individual before making our final selection and recommendations to you.
Acorn manages the appointment process from start to finish - from making verbal offers to the candidate through to dealing with pay negotiations, counter offers and resignations.
Our rigorous upfront processes means that candidate expectations are managed from the outset, reducing the negative effect of rejected offers or potential counter-offers from competitors and resulting in a high success ratio of offers to acceptance.
We carry out all reference activity on our clients’ behalf – and we will obtain a minimum of two employers’ references; both in written form and verbally, to verify their position and nature of their relationship to the candidate. This ensures the legitimacy and relevance of each reference provided.