Recruitment FAQ'sOur Most Frequently Asked Questions from Candidates and Employers
Tell me about inRecruitment
At inRecruitment we’re adopting a fresh approach to recruitment, by integrating technology into our processes we’re quicker and more efficient so we’re creating more perfect job matches without compromising on our client relationships or our consultative approach. In fact, really understanding the longer term motivations of our employers and candidates is a central theme in our strategy. The inRecruitment Group are developing a range of business-focused applications to not only help our customers recruit better but also to develop, retain and manage staff.
The inRecruitment Group was formed in 2017 following the acquisition of Professional Sales Personnel Limited and Vacancies Network Limited, this formation has brought together over 10 years of recruitment experience and technology solutions such as characteristic and management profiling together with enhanced candidate interaction means that we can offer unrivalled recruitment packages to our growing customer base.
The concept of Recruitment as a Service means we can offer solutions to support customers no matter their budgets or how they recruit traditionally. From aggregated job postings through to Professional Consultative Services and Internal Recruitment Support, inRecruitment will provide a solution.
We are much more than a typical recruitment company.
What areas of the country do inRecruitment cover?
inRecruitment are based in Colchester, Essex and provide specialist recruitment services to the whole of London and East Anglia. However, due to the reach of our unique recruitment packages we manage and advertise jobs all over the United Kingdom
What industries and market places do you recruit into?
How can your Recruitment Consultants help me?
Our Recruitment Consultant acts as an intermediary between our clients, the employer and our candidates. We manage and promote their roles, review all through applications, interview and shortlist a selection of candidates for the employer. We help the employer have a clear vision for each and every role and assist in developing the interview process. Once our client has selected a candidate and made an offer, the Recruitment Consultant will manage the negotiation to inalise salary details, the benefits package and start dates on behalf of both parties.
Our Consultants also proactively source potential candidates where their skill sets and experiences may benefit our clients. We work with our Candidates, helping them shape their career and and offering them career advice and future career planning.
Why should I complete an inRecruitment Characteristic Assessment?
The inRecruitment Characteristic Assessment is not a personality or competence test. It is an essential business tool to help people understand who they are. The assessment analyses behavioural style, both inherent and those that have developed through upbringing. It is our observable human behaviour and is one aspect of what makes us all unique.
Once someone understands their behavioural style and how they prefer to act or communicate then action plans can be developed to understand and adapt behaviour for maximum results. Furthermore, once someone starts to recognise their own behaviour style it will help them understand the behaviour of others, leading to stronger relationships, better communication, more productive working environments and greater success.
What information appears on my Characteristic Report?
The Profile delivers information on four key areas:
Personal Behaviour. Including Character Traits, Key Strengths and a snap shot personal summary.
Natural Communication. Communication style, how the user is likely to communicate and how best to communicate with them. Do they try to instruct or direct or persuade and sell? do they try and empathise and listen or explain?
Sales Preferences. The natural position for a sales role, what is the natural balance between new business and account growth and complexity against volume. How do they naturally work within a typical 7 step sales cycle, what areas come naturally to them and where do they need to focus to improve.
Key Behaviours. What motivates them, are they driven by financial success or by social recognition? How do they make decisions and set goals? How creative are they in coming up with new ideas and presenting them? How do they manage themselves, colleagues, peers and customers? And what values can they bring to your organisation.
Additionally, when the Report is used by an organisation to manage their teams and review profiles against roles for recruitment or training a wealth of additional information is created. Including probing questions to be used during interviews based upon the general characteristics of the candidate and how best to train and coach team members.
By understanding the people better management, coaching, meetings, interviewing and training become a much more natural and positive process and engenders better results for the team, the company and the management.
How does the Characteristic Assessment Work?
The factors or categories of behaviour style, type or temperament help determine how people will respond in four areas.
How they will respond to challenges both internal and external, getting results, taking action and overcoming problems. This is the dominance trait – D.
How they influence and encourage others to share their point of view, creating enthusiasm and encouraging teamwork. This is the influence trait – I.
How they manage the pace of a working environment, providing support, maintaining stability and embracing teamwork. This is the Steadiness trait – S.
How they comply with rules and processes, ensuring accuracy, maintaining stability and challenging assumption. This is the Compliance trait – C.
When completing the Assessment, the system presents the user with 8 statements from which the user simply selects those that they believe are most like the behaviour style and those which are least. The individuals personal report is created by analysing the interplay of the frequency of the responses of each type and the subtle variances between them all.
The Assessment is free to the person taking the assessment, either as part of a company account or as an individual. It takes around 15 minutes to complete and provides an easy to read report, which could change the way you look at both yourself, your manager, your colleagues or your customers.
Who has access to my reports?
Will my profile ever change?
How should I respond to each of the questions?
How accurate are DISC reports?
Applying for a job What happens to my application after I have submitted it?
Once you have submitted your Job application you will receive an immediate email confirmation that your application has been received along with details of your reference number. Within two days of sending your online application, you will receive an email confirming whether or not you meet our initial criteria for the specific job you applied for. If your application meets our initial criteria, you will progress to the next stage of our selection process. You will then be contacted by email or telephone by one of our recruiters to discuss the next steps in selection – likely to include confirmation on whether you have been short-listed for an interview, interviews and verification processes. Your profile will also be retained in our recruiting database for possible matches against future open positions. We will keep in touch with you regularly so that you fully understand your status for the specific position for which you are being considered. If your application does not meet our initial criteria, you will not be considered further for that specific job. However, your profile will be kept in our recruiting database. If a match should occur between your profile and future open positions, you will be notified by email and invited to return to our website to apply.
How long will it take to review my CV?
We handle all applications in a timely and professional manner, our Talent Team review every application manually. You will receive an acknowledgement e-mail once your CV has been submitted and within 48 hours you will be notified whether or not you have met the minimum requirements for the role. It may take up slightly longer to review your application in detail, these timescales are usually driven by the client. We will contact you if you are invited for a face-to-face or formal telephone interview. For those who are not suitable for the position, we will automatically keep your details in our system for future opportunities and keep in touch by email
I've received an email saying that I am not being considered for a job, can I be reconsidered?
As part of the online application process you will have answered questions to determine whether you meet the minimum requirements or essential criteria described in the job description. If you do not meet the minimum requirements for a specific job, you will not be considered for the job. If you do feel we have missed some detail or qualifying information please contact us to discuss. We encourage you to continue to review jobs that match your profile and apply to those you are interested in and where your qualifications match the requirements described in the job description
What should I do if I have a query about the online job application process?
We are here to help, please call us:-
Colchester: 01206 984065
Ipswich: 01473 552844
Chelmsford: 01245 860190
London: 02031 982070
How can I confirm that my CV/resume has been properly submitted and/or received?
Each time you apply for any position advertised by inRecruitment, you will receive an immediate confirmation email acknowledging that your application has been received, and all your contact information, profile and CV/résumé are made available to the Talent team member or Recruitment Consultant handling that position. Within 48 hours you will be notified whether or not you have met the minimum requirements for the role, you will then receive an email indicating the status of your application at each stage and what you need to do next.
What sort of questions will I be asked during the application process?
During your application we will request responses to specific questions. Some are to match your skills and qualifications with the role and others are to ensure we comply with applicable laws and the clients business policies. Should you be successful in your application your responses to key questions will be verified.
Can I make a Speculative applications ?
We are delighted to encourage candidates to send us their CV / Resume speculatively. You will be included within our system as our recruiters will search for candidates in our database. If you have a particularly strong skill set or have experience in areas that we know clients are currently seeking then we may decide to work with you as one of our ‘MPC’ – Most Placeable Candidates. Please contact us for further information.
How will my data be stored and used in the system?
Your records will be stored on our secure, password protected specialist CRM system and can only be accessed by our internal recruiters and Talent Acquisition Team. For more information read our Privacy Statement
Can I remove my details from your system ?
Yes, you can request to be deleted from the system, but please note that this may take up to 30 days to be activated. Certain information related to your particular application may be retained to meet legal or records retention requirements. Please contact our Data Manager
How can I register my details with you?
Registering with inRecruitment is a simple process that only takes a couple of minutes. If you’d like to register with us, please click on the following link: candidate sign in page
You’ll be asked to complete a short form which includes your personal details such as your name, address etc. Please provide us with as much information as you can to help with any applications.
I don't have a CV can i still apply?
When will I receive an outcome on my application?
Each role we advertise has an expiry date and you can find this should be clear on the job advertisement. Typically, our clients will wait until the closing date has passed before finalising the shortlist but as soon as this information is released to us, we’ll most certainly be in touch with you.
inRecruitment will keep you updated via email or telephone calls on the status of your application. Unless you hear otherwise, please be assured that your application is still being reviewed and considered for the role.
I am interested in applying for a role but the salary information isn’t included in the advert
All vacancy details are signed off and agreed with the client. It is at their discretion whether to disclose the details of the salary. If you have seen a role with the salary advertised as ‘Competitive’ then this is a direct request by the client and the salary details will only be discussed at interview stage.
Is there any more information available other than the job advertisement ?
We’ll always do our best to provide as much information as we can in order to assist you with your application. Should we have any additional information such as a job description or person specification, this can be found in the form of a .PDF and will be located above the job advertisement. If you have specific questions please asks us. Although please be aware most clients insist on confidentiality until applications have been received.
I’d like to apply for a vacancy. Is there an email address to which I can send my CV to?
All of our roles require an online application form to be submitted if you wish to be considered. Most application forms can be completed in a matter of minutes and you’ll also be asked to upload your CV.
It’s a simple process however if you do require additional guidance, please don’t hesitate to contact us and a member of the inRecruitment team will be more than happy to help. Contact us.
I have a disability, how can I gain additional support to complete the application?
If you have a disability we will accept applications in different formats such as a CV or audio. If you require any additional support please contact a member of our Talent Acquisition Team
Who can I put down as referee?
We require the names and addresses of two referees, not related to you, who are willing and able to provide up-to-date references on your qualifications, experience and skills. One of these must be your current or most recent employer. If you have not previously been employed a referee related to relevant voluntary or community work or, if appropriate, your head teacher or lecturer/tutor from your last school or college or university. Please note personal or character references will not be accepted. We will only use these referees with your expressed permission and will not contact them until you have given us approval.
What happens at registration?
After reviewing your CV, we will contact you by email or phone call if we are able to assist you. You will then be invited to meet with a consultant for a one to one interview, known as a registration.
During the registration meeting, your consultant will discuss with you exactly what you’re looking for from your career and how we can help you to achieve that. We’ll also go over your CV with you to show you how to make it appeal to potential employers. Please allow approximately one hour for the registration process.
What interview questions am I likely to be asked?
This will vary between roles, and your consultant will brief you and provide you tailored advice prior to each interview.
My employer has made a counter offer, should I accept?
There are several things you should consider before accepting a counter offer.
Read our full article on counter offers here.
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