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We listen clearly and act fast.

At Skilled Careers we take the time to understand your precise requirements in our briefing meeting so that we can build a detailed action plan tailored to those parameters.

We also guarantee regular updates on progress and don’t waste any time considering irrelevant, speculative or unsuitable resumés.

We use a unique, risk-free selection process

Our expert selection process is thorough and effective, at every stage of the brief:

  • Intuitive research
  • Consideration of an appropriate approach towards both your business and the candidate
  • Clear profiling with key compatibility indicators
  • Convenient and fluid interviewing
  • Astute final referencing and short-listing

At Skilled Careers, our consultants have their own tried and tested workforce solution, which enables you to keep your overheads low and avoid the up-front expense and delay usually associated with recruitment.

Our consultants’ successes are driven not by box-ticking targets but by client satisfaction based on knowledge of both prevailing market forces and the particulars of your brief. Therefore, as soon as we understand clearly what your requirements are, a competitive and fail-safe quote is given.

At Skilled Careers we take time to get to know the culture of your business.

We ensure that those candidates who go on to work for you are suitable across all the values of your brand and will fit comfortably into your business environment, as well as into the professional role.

We guarantee:

  • An impressive shortlist with a detailed commentary on each of the candidates
  • Candidates who have been actively sold your company proposition in advance of the interview
  • Support for each step of the process

Our written briefs are succinct and drawn from your instructions with added input from our up-to-date knowledge of current market conditions. We also guarantee complete discretion; your business details and recruitment needs are kept confidential, particularly from competitors.

Our on-going contact with you will keep you up-to-date on how the selection process is going. We also follow up post employment to discuss on-going satisfaction for both you and the candidate. Hand your recruitment needs to us with confidence. Get in touch with us here to start the process of hiring your new role

Save Money

Avoid expensive recruitment costs.

Save Time

Save wasted time and lost of headaches.

Have peace of mind

Know that you will find the right candidate.

Recruitment Outsourcing

Whether you choose to outsource the entire function or a particular process we will work with you to understand the needs of your organisation and create an innovative, flexible and cost effective solution.

By allowing Skilled Careers to manage the more administrative and process orientated aspects of the recruitment cycle it will not only save you money but also free up valuable internal resources so they can focus on more strategic planning, operations and longer terms projects and initiatives.

By working in partnership and truly understanding your organisation’s culture and long-term needs, Recruitment Outsourcing offers a far more cost efficient, flexible and long term approach to your requirements, than unplanned ad-hoc based recruitment which tends to be less cost effective.

Many organisations are now seeking to consolidate all their staffing requirements with one recruitment company taking all responsibility for the management and delivery of staffing solutions. The organisational advantages are clear – a single point of contact, but the same broad access to under-supplied employment markets.

Greater consistency can be achieved for both temporary and permanent staff in terms of rates, selection criteria, contractor support and management.

Skilled Careers Managed Recruitment Service is an open and transparent service that provides the required results in a practical and organised manner. We are not a CV submittal service and pride ourselves on being consultants and understanding our clients’ needs, which will change as their business evolves.

Other services offered include:

  • Executive Search and Selection
  • Recruitment Advertising
  • Development of Job Descriptions
  • Psychometric Testing
  • Graphology Testing
  • Advice on salaries and benefit packages
  • Detailed References

The efficient running of a department or project can be prejudiced by countless problems – many of them unforeseen.

Immediate Access to Staff

To keep your objectives on track, Skilled Careers can provide immediate access to a proven pool of technical, managerial and supervisory staff who have the skills needed to “hit the ground running”.

Low-Cost, Fast Service

Our flexible workforce solution allows you to keep your overheads low and avoid the up-front expense and delay associated with the recruitment of permanent staff. There are no fixed “call off” rates for Skilled Careers contract staff. This is because pay rates vary according to prevailing market forces as well as the skills and level of experience you require. As soon as we understand clearly what your requirements are, a competitive quote is given.

What They’re Saying

Having worked with Skilled Careers since 2014 I have always found them to be diligent and attentive. They consistently provide a good calibre of candidate for our design and technical roles which more often than not lead to employment offers being made. I would not hesitate in recommending their services to the remainder of the Group.

Associate DirectorConstruction Main Contractor

I worked closely with Skilled Careers for a number of years and was continually impressed by the quality of the candidates they put forward and their thoroughness in reviewing the candidates before sending them through. I could not recommend them more.

DirectorConstruction and Civil Engineering Main Contractor

Just want to say Skilled Careers really came through for me this week. They got me guys in London and Kent at really short notice. And of particular importance the candidates were really good and of a high quality.

Partner Delivery ManagerNational Utility Contractor

I have worked with Skilled Careers on various roles over the years. I find their approach highly professional and they know their market very well. They engage with their candidates and always keep them informed and communicate with them throughout the process. I have always found the calibre of Skilled Careers’ candidates to be consistently of a high standard and all the Consultants I have dealt with are transparent and a pleasure to deal with.

Recruitment AdvisorFacilities Management

Client FAQ’s

Why use a recruitment agency?

As an employer, the cost and time burden involved with direct recruitment can be onerous, taking key staff away from their day to day work and placing a strain on operational delivery. Associated recruitment costs, such as advertising, design, media placement and logistics can also be highly expensive, and the process requires in-depth expertise and knowledge to ensure successful placement – specialist skill-sets which in-house provision may be ill placed to provide.

By employing a specialist recruitment agency such as Skilled Careers, you gain peace of mind, and access to specialist skill-sets and recruitment channels. At Skilled Careers we provide a ‘right first time’ service that is of the highest quality, fairly priced, and which provides you with the talent your business needs.

As your recruitment agency partner, Skilled Careers will handle every aspect of the process, according to your specific brief. This will generally start with role definition and assessment, progress through to targeted advertising and candidate engagement, move into screening, assessment and interview, and finally result in a high-quality hire that is in line with your business objectives, and compliant with recruitment law.

We work extremely closely with each of our business clients to establish their detailed brief and to understand their business. This ensures that we are sourcing the right staff for the brand, and increases retention of subsequent appointees.

What is a temporary worker?

Many organisations use flexible and temporary workers in today’s competitive business environment. The temporary worker, or ‘temp’, is provided by a recruitment agency for a particular assignment. This assignment will generally take place over a defined period of time.

As the recruitment agency, Skilled Careers will cover all relevant costs, including employer tax contributions and holiday pay, and handle the administration associated with managing temporary staff.

As the client company, you will simply pay an agreed hourly rate that is defined before the assignment commences. This flexible employment arrangement is highly attractive to businesses that need to ramp up staffing requirements quickly and easily – for example, for rapid contract deliveries or expansions, or to rapidly gain access to a particular skill-set, without needing to increase fixed staffing levels.

What is a permanent employee?

A permanent employee is employed by your business, and sourced via Skilled Careers as the recruitment agency. Under this arrangement, the business will incur all of the new employee’s costs once in post – including employer tax contributions, holiday and sickness pay and salary arrangements.

A single one-off fee will also be payable to Skilled Careers for managing the sourcing process from start to finish. This is generally set as a percentage of the new employee’s first year annual salary, and the fee structure will be agreed beforehand.

Some businesses will keep a recruiter on retainer for high volume and repeat or specialist recruitment requirements, and benefit from a different fee structure which recognises the higher level of repeat business, and often attracts a range of complementary services within the service level agreement. At Skilled Careers, we work with a number of key clients in such a way. Please contact us to discuss your particular needs.

Why use Skilled Careers to find the right permanent staff?

Every business dreads the task of sourcing and employing the best permanent staff! The process can be onerous and highly regulated, and occurs in an extremely competitive market where employers are all vying for the best talent! This combination of factors can result in a real drain on company resources, particularly where an in-house recruitment function doesn’t exist, or isn’t scaled to manage capacity requirements for high volume or specialist hires.

At Skilled Careers, we take the hassle out of the process and manage it end to end for you, using expert staff and advanced recruitment methods. This is particularly important where clients are seeking staff in specialist fields, or at short notice. We use comprehensive networks, cutting edge engagement techniques, best in class selection processes and significant brand leverage within our markets to find you the right client for the job.

We work closely with you to establish your brief and understand your requirements. Generally this will involve managing the entire process from initial advertisement across a range of targeted media, through to screening, and then drawing up a list of potential candidates. You decide who you wish to interview and we manage the process from there, supporting directly with interviews as necessary and then managing the processes required to successfully appoint the new hire into their role.

We also take on a valuable bridging role during the appointment phase, where candidates may be keen to negotiate on employment terms. In such instances, we work to represent you – the employer – to ensure the best possible outcome for your business.

Why use Skilled Careers to find the right contract staff?

If your business is facing an increase in workloads, a drop in permanent staffing, or a ramp-up in rapid turnaround projects, then temporary staff can provide a valuable source of the skills and delivery resource that you require.

Often, such occasions arise rapidly, and you need quick solutions to the problem. Rather than face the time-consuming process of permanent recruitment, Skilled Careers provides rapid access to the staff you need, without the administrative burden. Call us to discuss your needs and we will relieve the pressure for as long as you require, providing high-quality, screened and carefully selected candidates that meet your needs.

Remember, we also handle all of the employment costs associated with this arrangement, so that you only pay one pre-agreed fee for the temporary staff you need. By handling National Insurance, PAYE contributions and holiday pay, we can save you valuable time, as well as the cost of administration.

What is a ‘temp to perm’ arrangement?

When we talk about ‘temp to perm’, we describe a situation whereby a temporary agency worker begins within your business on a temporary assignment, and then is taken on as a permanent member of staff. This is a common arrangement, and can provide a range of benefits to the hiring business. If the temporary worker is progressed onto a permanent contract before a certain timescale, a fee will be incurred under our service arrangement with you.

How much does it cost to hire a temporary staff member through Skilled Careers?

Every temporary worker is charged to your business according to a pre-agreed, single hourly rate, plus VAT. This rate is agreed between you as the client and Skilled Careers as the agency provider before the assignment begins. Remember that through that fee we take care of all the necessary staff costs for that temporary staff member – including PAYE, National Insurance, holiday pay and so forth, and we manage the administration too. This arrangement is highly flexible for you, and offers rapid and easy access to the staff that you need.

What is the next step?

Please contact us today to discuss your needs. Our team are only ever a phone call or email away, and ready to help provide the staffing solutions that your business needs to grow and thrive.

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