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Job Responsibilities, Skills and Competencies Required - Current Responsibilities in Order of Priority



New Business Development

Using a whole variety of means to generate new clients including working through our own database.  Introducing candidates to potential clients and introducing our service to companies that are hiring sales staff.  Taking job specifications and fully understanding client requirements. 

Managing the entire recruitment process

Full management of the recruitment cycle from taking the job specification to the candidates starting employment with our client.   A consultant at Aaron Wallis is a ‘full circle’ recruiter with responsibility for all of the steps along the recruitment process.

Account Management

Looking after our existing clients to ensure our high levels of repeat business continues.  Providing terrific regular contact with purpose, i.e. information, news

Client Meetings

Meeting clients and target clients to fully understand their needs.  Gaining agreement to terms and establishing credibility and a business partnership.

Database Management and Searching

Managing our own internal recruitment system and taking ownership for ensuring it is clean, relevant, easy to use.  Inputting candidate details.  Searching databases to source top sales talent.  Using our own database and various CV databases that we subscribe to.  We have access to over 8 million CV’s.  Searching for candidates is a reasonably easy skill to acquire but is quite laborious and can be time consuming.  

Telephone Interviewing/Qualifying and screening.  Customer Service Calls

Contacting candidates about our client’s jobs, telephone interviewing against required skills and competencies.  Filtering and screening accordingly, gauging interest and gaining candidates approval to be considered for the role.  The role also includes regularly updating candidates.  Skilling candidates on our databases

Interviewing Candidates

Interviewing candidates face-to-face to assess suitability to our client’s vacancies.  Formally registering candidates through our 45 minute competency interview registration process gaining the information required for any consultant to actively market the candidate.

Following company systems and processes

Company credit checks, sending terms, sending promotional literature, ensuring all activity is entered onto our recruitment system.  General administrative duties.  Working to proven methodologies and key performance indicators to ensure that you are as successful as possible.

Advert Writing and posting

Writing attractive and effective adverts for our website and the various job boards that we subscribe to.  Posting the adverts via our multi-posting tool.  Tracking response and return on advertising investment.

Dealing with advert response

Managing candidate response effectively and professionally

Selling candidates into clients

Discussing a candidate’s skills and suitability to our employer clients

Candidate Profiling, psychometric testing and skills testing

Administering psychometric and skills tests.  In time you will be expected to become BPS Level A or Level B qualified so that you can interpret the results and communicate to candidates and clients.

Market Research and Data cleansing

Ensuring our recruitment CRM system is up to date by making market research calls

Client research

Identifying potential clients to targets, researching key decision makers and making market research calls.

Marketing and Co-ordinating mail shots

Undertaking marketing initiatives to increase Business Development.  Targeted email shots and traditional mail shots for client and candidate acquisition.  Role responsibilities include both  follow up calls and customer service calls.

Incoming sales

Taking job specifications and client requirements

Managing a series of interviews

Facilitating client interviews taking place on our premises.  Managing the expectations of clients and candidates ensuring a win-win outcome.

Social Media Marketing

Submitting PR articles to the press and article sites.  Writing a blog article at least once a month.  Involvement in Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

Facilitating assessment centres

either as an observer or facilitator helping to run (or, in time, running) an assessment centre on behalf of our clients.


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