How We Do It

Working only in the food manufacturing sector allows us to undertake a deep and thorough search, ensuring a focused and successful service.

Our approach has proven to be effective and is centred around our consultants taking great care of our clients.

Honesty, transparency and respect throughout the process ensures an enjoyable and professional search, from start to finish.

Our Process

01

An initial meeting takes place with the hiring manager and/or human resources representative.
A thorough job description is discussed, and a detailed briefing is provided regarding the responsibilities of the position, skills required, qualifications needed, background and the desired cultural fit of the ideal candidates. 
Terms are agreed upon and signed with realistic time-bound targets, which will coincide with your deadline for the role(s).
This will establish an exclusive partnership between Food Recruit and your business, with support provided in a results-orientated, honest and transparent way.

02

We begin our process by first researching the market.
No client is the same, so we identify companies we will target on your behalf.
Using the agreed brief, we will position the analysis, assessing the dynamism of the candidate's market, salary level and availability.
Research is launched via a direct and targeted approach utilising our network, database and high-performance sourcing tools.

03

We're focusing our efforts on the passive candidate market as most senior leaders and execs we approach aren't actively looking for a new position before they're contacted by us.
We promote our clients' companies and the benefits of their opportunities discreetly and confidentially. 
We also benchmark the salaries, which helps when hiring candidates making sure to gather valuable market intelligence throughout, giving us invaluable insight into how your competitors are performing.

04

We assess potential employees at each step of the hiring process to ensure the best fit for the company and the candidate.
Our process is rigorous and designed to assess and identify the consistency of information, strengths, weaknesses and potential concerns.
We include psychometric profiling at no additional charge for executive hires.
A shortlist of quality candidates will be compiled.The shortlist of CV's will be submitted with the profiles of each candidate.
This will include character information that has been garnered from our search.

05

Once we've compiled a list of excellent candidates and their CVs, we can start interviewing them formally.
Afterwards, we’ll ask everyone who participated to give us their honest opinion and make sure everything is ready for a smooth transition.
During the interview phase, we will coordinate the relationships between you and the candidate.
Both candidates and clients are given support when it comes to the offer management and making their final decision.
References are checked at your request

Our Process

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01

Brief

An initial meeting takes place with the hiring manager and/or human resources representative.

A thorough job description is discussed, and a detailed briefing is provided regarding the responsibilities of the position, skills required, qualifications needed, background and the desired cultural fit of the ideal candidates. 

Terms are agreed upon and signed with realistic time-bound targets, which will coincide with your deadline for the role(s).

This will establish an exclusive partnership between Food Recruit and your business, with support provided in a results-orientated, honest and transparent way.

02

Market Research

We begin our process by first researching the market.

No client is the same, so we identify companies we will target on your behalf.

Using the agreed brief, we will position the analysis, assessing the dynamism of the candidate's market, salary level and availability.

Research is launched via a direct and targeted approach utilising our network, database and high-performance sourcing tools.

03

Approach

We're focusing our efforts on the passive candidate market as most senior leaders and execs we approach aren't actively looking for a new position before they're contacted by us.

We promote our clients' companies and the benefits of their opportunities discreetly and confidentially. 

We also benchmark the salaries, which helps when hiring candidates making sure to gather valuable market intelligence throughout, giving us invaluable insight into how your competitors are performing.

04

Assess

We assess potential employees at each step of the hiring process to ensure the best fit for the company and the candidate.

Our process is rigorous and designed to assess and identify the consistency of information, strengths, weaknesses and potential concerns.

We include psychometric profiling at no additional charge for executive hires.

A shortlist of quality candidates will be compiled.

The shortlist of CV's will be submitted with the profiles of each candidate. This will include character information that has been garnered from our search.

05

Deliver

Once we've compiled a list of excellent candidates and their CVs, we can start interviewing them formally.

Afterwards, we’ll ask everyone who participated to give us their honest opinion and make sure everything is ready for a smooth transition.

During the interview phase, we will coordinate the relationships between you and the candidate.

Both candidates and clients are given support when it comes to the offer management and making their final decision.

References are checked at your request

What can offer you

Video Technology

Video technology allows us to screen your candidates over video, attach a CV and share it with you. This helps to reduce your time to hire by giving you the confidence in the candidates you bring forward to an interview in person

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Client Portal
We provide a branded online tool to allow clients to view candidate profiles, track their recruitment process and collaborate on positions.

Time spent organizing and tracking recruitment is one of the largest costs involved in the recruitment process. By using the client portal we can simplify the process and reduce the operational costs involved in recruitment.
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Bespoke Video Interviews
Having a bespoke video interview means that clients can set the questions and get the most relevant insight into the candidate's technical, cultural and team fit.

Bespoke video interviews have, on average, reduced the interview to placement ratio by 66%, decreasing the number of interviews a client undertakes to find the right hire.
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Video Screening Candidates
We provide a branded online tool to allow clients to view candidate profiles, track their recruitment process and collaborate on positions.
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Video Attracts Candidates
We use video to maximize our access to passive and hard to reach candidates in a competitive market his ensures we give our clients the greatest advantage in candidate attraction.

Viewers retain 95% of a message delivered via video compared to 10% when reading in text - Wirebuzz.Video in a recruitment email increases response rates by 200 - 300% - Hubspot
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Our Superior Personal Service

In a time where vacancies are at a record high and the best talent have numerous opportunities at any given time, it is critical that your business select the right search partner to attract and retain them to your business.

Business leaders and hiring managers simply do not have time to sit on a video call for an hour, only for 10mins into the call realise they will not be suitable. That is the valuable time taken from you.

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FAQs

Do you only recruit at the Senior Leadership and Executive Level?

Although we are focussed on the Senior and Exec level appointments, we will always support our customer's needs, whatever they may be.

How do you attract suitable talent?

We use every available resource to ensure we hire the best people. We're adept at finding the right person for you. Whether through headhunting, LinkedIn Recruiter, AI Sourcing, social media, job boards, or an extensive advertising strategy across specific food manufacturing websites, we won't stop until we've found the perfect candidate for you.

Do you have a database of Candidates?

We have developed a database of quality candidates via the Bullhorn platform. Our database contains only professionals from the food manufacturing sector, ensuring that we always have access to the top talent across the industry

What happens if we cannot secure the right candidate from the shortlist you present?

We continue the search process until we find you the right candidate, we are partners and will not give up until we secure the best candidate for your vacancy 

What differentiates you from other recruitment companies?

In addition to experienced recruitment consultants, with industry sector experience, we do what we say we will do. We build long term partnership relationships with our clients. We can add value to our clients, not only through the quality of the candidates we provide, but also industry insights.

How does your fee structure work?

Every client is unique; therefore, we will strive to develop a commercial package that is best suited to their specific requirements.

If we do not have any specific requirement, but on a broader basis, we are looking to attract the best talent into our business. Can you help us with this?

Yes. We have a specific talent spotting package, there is a small charge for this service, but it is offset against any placement fees we may charge.

What sectors do you work across?

We only work in Food Manufacturing and the wider Foodservice industry, this allows us to be a specialist in our field and have access to top talent. It also enables us to provide industry insights to for our clients and candidates

Do you work internationally?

Yes. Our video technology allows us to break down the barriers of borders and provide our service across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the US.

Do you undertake in-house testing and profiling?

This is done in partnership with Thomas International and is a complimentary service for Executive assignments