Q. The recruitment fee seems high, what do we do for it?
A. Recruiting staff can be a lengthy, expensive and frustrating process. Planning, administration, selection and interviewing can all take up valuable management time. If you are recruiting from outside your organisation, advertising will only add to your substantial costs. And of course, should the selected candidate prove to be unsuitable, the whole cycle is repeated. Your ideal candidate may already be on our database and our recruitment and selection service could save you a great deal of time, effort and money.
Q. If we give Agenda a job what is the process
A. Our service can be as simple as sending you CV’s and completed application forms from suitable candidates and arranging the first interview, or we can provide a total service package including arranging medical checks and sending contracts of employment to selected candidates. At no extra cost, Agenda provides a full security clearance on all successful candidates.
Upon taking details of a permanent vacancy from a client, our service includes:
- Taking a detailed brief of your requirements including job description, person specification, salary and benefits
- Sourcing of suitable applicants against your requirements, from a variety of sources including our own candidate database
- Advertising the position in suitable media where appropriate e.g. industry publications, various websites (including our own)
- Screening of applications received, including telephone interviewing
- Recommending a shortlist of applicants to you
- Conducting first level security screenings of applicants selected for interview
- Arranging the interviews/supplying documentation etc
- Providing feedback following interviews to you and the candidates
- Negotiating the final offer and acceptance
- Comprehensive security screening of the successful candidate, plus providing written references where required
Q. What sort of candidates do we have registered already. Will Agenda just use this list or do we advertise as well.
A. Our extensive and sophisticated database includes people with expertise, experience and qualifications at all levels from junior technicians to senior managers and directors. We also have excellent candidates on our books who specialise in related disciplines such as study directors and research scientists.
We advertise all the vacancies if required
Q. Where do you advertise?
A. Various industry related websites (Including our own), Industry publications
Q. You say you do pre-employment screening? What does this entail/include?
A. It entails a qualified member of the Security team contacting the candidates and conducting a comprehensive telephone screening after receiving written consent. Once this has been completed the Security screening will conduct the following:
Current address verification
Electoral Roll Search
Right to work in the UK
Application form/CV analysis and infiltrator/Red flag analysis
Animal Rights connections (ARC).Unique database check and infiltrator red flag analysis
Internet Mining of over a billion web pages, inc: Friends Reunited, My Space etc
Media, News and Press Search
Credit search, including CCJ’s and Insolvency register check
Directorship and Disqualified Directorship searches
Civil Litigation check
Sanctions counter-terrorist database check
Security interview of the candidate
Security interview of the references
Positive identification of references
National Insurance Number validation
Q. Why should I choose Agenda over another agency?
A. Agenda has over 13 years experience recruiting within the biomedical marketplace and have professional accredited consultants to assist you through the recruitment process
Q. Which companies will receive my CV?
A. We only send a copy of your CV which has all your personal details removed to companies with your permission unless you request we target a variety of companies on your behalf. However in most cases we are not permitted to disclose the identity of the client unless you have been selected for an interview.
Q. Why do you have to carry out pre employment screening on me when I have been in the industry for years?
A. We are obligated to provide both candidates and clients with the highest level of security at all times to help prevent any infiltration from potential animal rights activists.
Q. How is Agenda Resource Management related to the Animal Technology industry?
A. We operate within this industry and help many medical research companies throughout the UK with their staffing requirements. We then recruit people into these positions, which usually includes caring for the animals used for Medical Research purposes.
Q. Does it cost me anything to register as a candidate and use Agenda’s Services?
A. No, Agenda’s services are absolutely free