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At Acorn Global Recruitment we understand that there are many questions you have as an employer when recruiting for overseas projects - here we answer the most frequently asked ones.

  • How do you attract talented individuals for our business?  +

    Acorn Global Recruitment uses a flexible recruitment methodology, designed in co-operation with our clients and partners. We use a variety of channels including our global database, a range of new and conventional media, partnerships and referrals and apply a range of search techniques to promote candidate interest in each role, this ensures a sustainable pool of applicants to meet business demands.

    We ensure that we represent your company in a professional manner detailing exactly the roles on offer, what is expected from the applicant, the full package details and where and when they will be working.

    We provide a range of supporting information with regards to visa process, tax, healthcare, housing, schooling and so on.

    Our specialist team of global consultants give a realistic and balanced view of the opportunity, this ensures that we maintain a high success rate and are able to manage individual expectations more effectively.

  • What selection criteria do you use?  +

    Our Global Recruitment Team applies a number of selection criteria to the recruitment process:

    • Stage 1 – This begins with a full consultation with the employer to ascertain the individual requirement, this will determine the objective of the hire, the responsibilities, duties, qualification and experience levels required as well as the characteristics and team fit. Acorn Global Recruitment will write a comprehensive job brief and determine with you the selection criteria.
    • Stage 2 –Industry specialists will write the job adverts which will be advertised across the selected range of media, the resource specialists will start the process of searching and identifying the candidates with the pre-requisite skills and approaches will be made to these candidates about the live opportunity. The process continues with reviewing CV applications against the list of set criteria to ensure that the candidate possesses the right levels of qualification and experience, this is carried out by experienced recruitment professionals and overseen by a dedicated Team Manager.
    • Stage 3 - This includes an initial telephone interview / pre-screen with the candidates, to ascertain suitability and business fit, with initial due diligence being carried out to identify any potential issues. At this stage, where a candidate may be emigrating or choosing to work in a new country, we will assess the individual’s motivations, family circumstances along with other individual factors that may impact the engagement of the candidate.
    • Stage 4 – This stage is a formal, competency-based interview is undertaken where searching questions are asked around their experience, and they are asked to provide real-life working examples when answering the questions. Candidates will undertake technical tests as determined by the employer.

    It is also at this point where each candidate completes a drugs and alcohol test, and consent is sought to carry out a criminal CRB / PNC check where appropriate.

    Finally, we seek two work references on each individual before making final selection and recommendations to our client.

  • What sectors do you specialise in?  +

    Acorn's Global Recruitment Team has expertise across the following sectors:

    • Mining & Resources
    • Construction
    • Engineering & Consulting
    • Business Development / Sales
    • Executive & Management
    • Energy, Gas and Oil
    • Logistics & Downstream Processing
    • Technical & Management
    • IT & Communications
    • Utilities & Infrastructure
  • What are the indicative costs of the service?  + 

    Acorn operates a range of fee structures based on the demand volumes and the services required. We offer fixed-rate and percentage, commercial fee models, and each is quoted on an individual basis.

  • What are the typical recruitment cycle lead times?  +

    The average lead time for international recruitment is between four to six weeks but is dependent upon the complexity of the assignment or project.