Search Consultancy Culture FAQ

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Search Consultancy has a culture and values rating of 3.3.

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4 English questions out of 4

27 October 2021

What is the company culture like at Search Consultancy?

Pros

Good culture, helpful and patient management

Cons

None at all positive experience

Advice to Management

Keep it up

Good culture, helpful and patient management

27 October 2021

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13 February 2020

How was the interview at Search Consultancy?

Pros

Some really good recruiters and managers have worked here however many have left in recent years. The company has a well-crafted training programme which provides solid baseline skills for trainee recruiters however with the sheer vast turnover of employees means they are in many ways an exhausted resource.

Cons

Offices are of low quality, especially in Scotland where there has been a clear lack of real investment. Even basic things like toilet seats are not there which can be degrading for employees. Systems are exceptionally old and poor and not fit for modern day recruitment. This has been ignored by the executive board and has been for many years with a declining effect on commercial capability and productivity in such a competitive market. That aspect is really inexcusable in any recruitment business. A recent change in executive leadership has also lead to a mass exodus of good people leaving, many of which, were strong billing consultants and highly experienced managers with vast industry expertise, networks and positive energy that in some cases left in horrendous ways. Its a shame, as many were the people who built a really good culture there in the first place. The true cost of this will no doubt take time to establish. The commission structure has been created with a level of complexity that even with a company designed webinar to explain it very few still understand it, including the management team. It cannot be explained at interview so new consultants and managers go in blind and in good faith that it will be ok. It simply is not market competitive, but designed to be perceived that it is. It takes new employees quite a long time to figure that out before the penny drops. This is an honest opinion of someone who knows the recruitment industry very well. If you are new to recruitment it can be a great place to start for the training, if you are an established consultant there are far better agencies to work with. It may change in the future but with a company of this size that can take a number of years, hopefully it does.

Advice to Management

There is little advice to management that I could give that hasn't already been given by many others. Past and present employees are all aware of the situation, as are management.

It cannot be explained at interview so new consultants and managers go in blind and in good faith that it will be ok.

13 February 2020

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9 August 2021

What is the hiring process like at Search Consultancy?

Pros

Recruitment process is very easy which is reflected in the standard of staff they have

Cons

Pay is so bad I wasn't even taxed working overtime

Advice to Management

It's employers like Search who pay so poorly they directly contribute to child poverty in the UK

Recruitment process is very easy which is reflected in the standard of staff they have

9 August 2021

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16 July 2021

What have employees experienced with background checks at Search Consultancy?

Pros

Got employed quickly, full time

Cons

From start to finish I have had a very poor experience with search. Initially when contacted by Search regarding the CSM positions at Tesco CEC Dundee, I was told about the equipment they would provide for home working (laptop) and the shift pattern to expect. I realised this was all a lie by there Glasgow colleagues to meet their quota of people undertaking the training. After 2 weeks, I was told they only had desktops and had to have access to a router and my shift pattern was in-fact completely different to what I was emailed by their colleagues (fixed Saturday's and no two days off in a row, later finishes) Dealing with Search, it is difficult to find anyone to take ownership and you definitely feel more like a statistic when communicating with them. the first couple of months working for them was complete chaos, they've never sent me any sort of contract or employment rights and expectations. Further more, they would often leave things till last minute, like requesting references and then send slightly threatening emails demanding it instantly. On leaving Search consultancy, they have incorrectly processed my holiday pay and taxed it at 20% leaving me £250 out of pocket. I have asked them to clarify this but am unhappy with there response, as it's be processed while I was still and employee, but they have changed my tax band. I would avoid working with search if possible to avoid the headache and lack of support they give.

Further more, they would often leave things till last minute, like requesting references and then send slightly threatening emails demanding it instantly.

16 July 2021

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