FAQ Employer

I have never thought about employing temporary staff before but may need to now. How does it work?

Just provide us with details of the role you wish to fill and we will review the details. We can then either send one of our existing experienced temporary members of staff who fits the bill or, for longer term roles, you may prefer to review a few CVs, followed by holding a couple of interviews and then making a decision on the best candidate. We will let you know what the total cost per hour is going to be. This amount will include all statutory payments and then, when you are happy, we will organise for your vetted candidate to arrive bright and early to start work!

I have a member of staff absent due to illness. How flexible can a temporary member of staff be?

We have lots of highly skilled people wanting various hours of work. If you have a requirement, we’re confident we can find you someone to fit in. If your member of staff returns to work sooner than expected, we should be able to reassign our temp elsewhere, giving you as much flexibility as possible.

What about the Agency Workers Regulations? I heard we can’t keep a temp after 12 weeks?

This is not the case! After a temporary worker completes a 12 week qualifying period with the same client, in the same role, they will be entitled to have the same basic terms and conditions of employment as if they had been employed directly. It’s usually a fairly straightforward process and we can even come along to your office and talk you through it and make sure everything is done right. There could be a slight adjustment in the pay and charge rate at the 12 week point, but you get to keep a happy, productive member of staff.

How does it work if a temporary member of staff wants to take some holidays?

Simple. As long as you have authorised it, the temp takes their leave and we pay them for it. No extra cost to you and no hassle. We can even find replacement to cover.

What happens if we would like our temporary member of the team to stay permanently?

Just let us know and we can work out the most cost-effective way for you to do so

How do I know I’m working with a reputable recruitment consultancy?

We are members of the REC (The Recruitment and Employment Confederation). The REC is a professional body which supports and represents the recruitment industry and, of course. Have a look on their website for more useful information. http://www.rec.uk.com/home

How does the process work when you recruit permanent staff on our behalf?

We draw up a shortlist of suitable candidates, interviewed and vetted by us, for you to interview. On successful appointment of one of our candidates, a placement fee will be payable. There will be no cost incurred unless a candidate is placed.

One of our consultants will discuss all your requirements with you, compiling a comprehensive job specification. Our aim is to understand the role in as much detail as you do! Your consultant will then use a range of methods to source the very best candidates for your vacancy. This will include utilising our bespoke database of existing candidates as well as actively sourcing candidates from database searching, advertising on our own website and posting on external job boards, ensuring we reach the widest possible audience. A shortlist of candidates is compiled and interview arrangements are made for you.

The Consultant will control all interview feedback, keeping you and the candidates fully informed throughout the process, as well as job offer management right up to the day their employment with you begins.

Who will I be dealing with?

You will have a dedicated consultant. In order to provide a seamless and consistent service it is important we gain a thorough understanding of our clients’ staffing requirements. This is why you will have a dedicated consultant, giving you one point of contact, someone who knows about your business and what you are looking for

How do I know you will find the right person for me and won’t overlook any candidates?

As an equal opportunities’employer, you can be sure that we’ll always act responsibly, fairly and judge each and every one of our candidates on their merits alone.

What is your diversity policy?

At D&P Recruitment Ltd we are passionate about eliminating discrimination in the workplace, which is why all our staff look to identify any recruitment practices that could put any one of our candidates at a disadvantage in their job search. You’ll always be judged on your abilities alone – that’s all D&P Recruitment Ltd are interested in, we make sure it’s all that the employers we work with are interested in too.
We protect your rights and promote equal opportunities and diversity; and to make sure you’re always treated the way you should be.