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How do you source Candidates?

Database search - Using your employment criteria, we conduct a detailed Candidate search using our advanced database software.  All results are then assessed 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.

Do you offer psychometric testing?

Yes, we work closely with two experienced chartered psychologists in Oxfordshire to provide psychometric testing for our Clients for selection and career development purposes. This is an effective way of reducing risk and increasing the likelihood of hiring the Candidate who is the right fit for your business.

But psychometric testing isn’t just for Employers who are hiring, it is also used to great effect by those looking to better understand or improve team dynamics or identify individual ambitions or aspirations. Find out more.

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 Divisions section for more information. 

We are so confident that our Consultants can accurately satisfy your Recruitment requirements that, on the very rare occasions when, 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 staff for HR, PA/Administration, Marketing and Sales and Finance roles at all levels. To find out more, please contact us on 01865 335 610 or email

What type of companies do you work with?

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 and across a very wide range of sectors.

Contact Us

If you are looking to recruit a new Employee or would like more information about our service don’t hesitate to fill in the Vacancy form above or contact us on 01865 335 600.

Turn down the volume

At Allen Associates we understand it’s about quality not volume. We get to know you and your business properly so when we send you a candidate they’ll be the best possible fit.

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