Why Signet?

We deliver a high level of repeat, retained and referral business. So what is it about our approach which makes our clients to come back again and again?

We have a structured methodology in place, tried and tested over the years – we invest the time to work closely with you to understand your business and the talent to ensure that we find the best candidate for the role. That means that you can get on with your day job safe in the knowledge someone is working hard on your behalf to solve your recruitment challenge.

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We believe in providing you with a few quality candidates rather than bombarding you with an overwhelming quantity of them. We know you’re busy and your time is precious, so we respect this and only present candidates who we genuinely believe have potential for your business.

We have a philosophy here, ‘look beyond the obvious’, which is something that all of our people buy into and live by. What that motto means for you is that our people will not just tick a box or settle for the easy answer. They will work extra hard from the beginning, asking you probing questions to establish what you’re really looking for in the ideal candidate, understanding your vision of what you want from a human as well as business point of view. The time invested in this means that we can identify candidates who we feel will not only meet your brief but hopefully exceed it.

For us, that is success: finding a person who goes on to bring more to your business than you initially imagined. That’s one of the main reasons why our clients use us again and again to help them with their staffing needs.

The process

Step 1 : establishing requirements

Discussing your needs and building a profile of the candidate you are looking to recruit.

Step 2 : identifying candidates

Scouring our own database, our extensive referral network and our suite of online platforms.

Step 3 : initial assessment

Conducting behavioural and competency assessments to establish which potential candidates to propose.

Step 4 : shortlisting

Supplying detailed profiles of up to 4 suitable candidates whose skills and experience merit your attention.

Step 5 : interviewing

Arranging the interviews and preparing the candidates (us). Conducting the interviews (you).

Step 6 : making the offer

Managing the offer process and checking in periodically during the first year to check all is well.

  • Overall, I had a very good experience. I was very happy with the time frame and attention given to me and the process. I was briefed well, on potential negative things on the company as well as the positive. I appreciated the honesty and this to me demonstrated the depth of experience that Nicky had, which fostered trust. Feedback, from the company I interviewed with and from me was followed up, and I was kept informed on any delays that came up. I also didn't feel pressured into the role and that my position (being in the process for other roles) was respected. I felt supported. Whenever I wanted to speak to Nicky, she got back to me promptly (I haven't always found this with other agencies). Nicky had a good understanding of the business, and of HR, and took the time to understand / listen to what I wanted / any concerns that I had. Lisa Wooldridge, Head of HR

  • The initial call from Siobhan Shrieve was not just engaging but extremely informative. The follow up meeting with Vanessa Pegg was again very professional. She knew the needs of her client and was able to understand and appreciate what I had to offer with surprising speed. Her demeanour and depth of knowledge instantly put me at my ease and made me feel that I was in a 'safe pair of hands'. Even the general follow up, after securing my new post has been exceptional. Both Siobhan and Vanessa have really made me feel supported. You don't normally hear from agencies ever again ! So all in all an excellent experience. Candidate placed at Waterlogic

  • I found Signet to be professional, friendly and very helpful during my dealings with them. I found Hannah to be extremely friendly and helpful throughout the initial discussions held regarding the vacant position through to the post interview stage. Paul Moxon, FP Analyst

  • Signet's knowledge of candidate strengths convinced us to interview when we were initially reluctant! Resulted in an offer being made! Sarah Parsons, HRBP, Indivior