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Tel: 01865 335600
Fax: 01865 335619

Allen Associates, Chatsworth House, East Point Business Park, Oxford OX4 6LB

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I must say that all the members of staff are very brilliant and very effective in what they do.

Candidate Testimonial - December 2016
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FAQs for Employers

Please see below frequently asked questions when looking for a candidate.

Do you have the Investors in People accreditation?
Yes, we have been accredited Investors in People since 2001 and have been reassessed several times since then.

What should I do if I have a vacancy?
Telephone or email us to discuss your vacancy. Our tried and tested recruitment methods will help you find the right person for the role – quickly and with minimum disruption to your business.

We have devised a 10-step recruitment process to ensure we get the best results for you:

  1. You contact us regarding a vacancy
  2. We visit your offices to discuss the role and agree job description
  3. We conduct a detailed database search and advertise for suitable candidates
  4. All applicants are reviewed by Allen Associates and short-listed
  5. Written reports, CVs and covering letters for short-listed candidates are sent to you for discussion
  6. Candidates for interview agreed with you
  7. We arrange the interviews
  8. Feedback received from interviewer and discussed with candidates
  9. Offer negotiated and confirmed
  10. References forwarded for approval

How do you source candidates?

  • Database search - Using your employment criteria, we conduct a detailed candidate search using our personalised database software.  All results are screened by a consultant who is an expert in their field. The short-list they produce can be available within hours of us receiving your brief, giving you a dynamic and responsive service. 

  • Advertising - Media advertising is the best way of attracting candidates with specialist skills or specific experience. We deal with all aspects of the advertising campaign, from identifying the right media outlets to copywriting and placing the advert. We screen all the responses we receive and present you with a short-list of candidates matching your criteria.
Candidate report
In addition to the candidate’s own CV, we provide a written report about all short-listed candidates based on our face-to-face interviews with them, which most clients find extremely useful.

Do you offer psychometric testing?
Yes, we work closely with two qualified occupation psychologists who can advise you on the most suitable type of test for your requirements and implement it on your behalf. Further details can be found in our section on psychometric testing.

Are all your consultants experienced in their field?
Yes, the consultants in each of our divisions have significant recruitment experience of the sector in which they are operating. This gives them added insight into your requirements and ensures they understand any industry jargon. See our Team section for more information.

We believe that we can accurately satisfy your recruitment requirements. However, if, during the first twelve weeks, our candidate does not prove suitable, we will refund your fee in full subject to some basic provisos.

Can you provide temporary staff as well as permanent staff?
Yes, we provide temporary and interim staff for HR, PA/Administration, Marketing and Finance roles at all levels. To find out more, please contact us on 01865 335600 or email temporary@allen-associates.co.uk

What type of companies do you work for?
Since our launch in 1998, we have worked for most of the major employers in Oxfordshire as well as many of the county’s smaller, growing businesses across a very wide range of sectors.

Meet our team

Kate Allen

Managing Director

Kate founded Allen Associates in 1998 out of a determination to build a recruitment business which delivered a bespoke service centred on the needs of clients and candidates.

Snr Management Kate Allen

Rob Allen

Finance Director

Rob co-founded Allen Associates with his wife Kate. Rob shares the same enthusiasm for service excellence.

Snr Management Rob Allen

Eleanor Bromage

Associate Director

Eleanor has been a valued member of the team for over 12 years, managing the team alongside being heavily involved in the running of the business.

Snr Management Eleanor Bromage

Hannah Bush

Managing Consultant

Hannah manages the Temporary Division, working closely with clients and candidates on temporary vacancies in a wide range of HR, Finance, Administration, PA and Marketing roles.

Temporary Hannah Bush
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