Information for Clients

TED Recruitment's Managing Director, Denise Neville, has over 26 years recruitment experience within the construction and engineering industries and the majority of our recruitment consultants have at least 10 years recruitment experience or have worked as engineers within the construction industry enabling us to give you a fast professional service whilst not wasting your time sending you totally unsuitable CV's.


The Services we provide


The supply of contract personnel


All levels of staff may be supplied on a contract or temporary basis from junior to senior level. Contract staff will fill in a weekly time sheet for hours or days worked which will be signed by their supervisor or manager. As all contract staff are paid on a weekly basis, TED Recruitment also sends its clients invoices on a weekly basis - one invoice for one time sheet. Verbal references are taken up before the contract worker begins his new assignment. All rates are negotiable dependant upon location and the level of personnel required.


The supply of permanent personnel to the UK


All levels of permanent staff can be found by TED Recruitment either by using our extensive database with it's specialist recruitment software to do a file search or by placing the vacancy in an advertisement with jobs from other clients in the appropriate newspaper or trade journal. These two methods are frequently combined. Fees for permanent recruitment are 15% of salary plus car allowance with a 13 week rebate period which goes down in 13ths, week by week. Every effort is made to ensure that you receive the right c.v.'s. The more detailed the job specification you can give to TED Recruitment the better the selection process!


The supply of permanent personnel with languages


All levels of personnel can be supplied to work in the U.K. or overseas with languages i.e. French, German, Spanish etc. The selection process is as for permanent staff except that TED Recruitment retains several language speakers to test applicants fluency. Fees are negotiable between 15% and 17.5% dependant upon location, language spoken and level of person required. The rebate period is 10 weeks as for overseas staff.


The supply of personnel for overseas locations


All levels of personnel can be supplied to anywhere in the world although we find that there is more call for Degree qualified personnel as most local (overseas) offices tend to use local labour to fill unqualified positions. If you place an overseas post with TED Recruitment apart from wanting a detailed job specification we will also want to know whether the post is for a person seeking single or married status, whether the accommodation, food and transport is provided, what is the leave cycle etc. The fee is 15% of the overseas salary unless the requirement if for someone with languages. If this is the case, please refer to the supply of personnel with languages for fees. The rebate period is 10 weeks reducing by one tenth per week. TED Recruitment can arrange medicals, vaccinations, passports and Visas which will be charged for at cost plus a 10% handling charge.


Executive Search, Selection and Advertising


This service is ideally suited to the placement of qualified or fairly senior personnel or where there are multi jobs within your organisation. The process is as follows:


  • A TED Recruitment consultant will visit you at your office or on site if the positions are site based
  • A detailed job specification is drawn up (advice on salaries and benefits can be given)
  • An advertisement is worded and designed by a TED Recruitment consultant for your specific vacancy and approved by you
  • The advertisement can carry your name and logo as well as ours should you so wish
  • At the same time as your advertisement appearing in the appropriate journal TED Recruitment will have already commenced a thorough file search from their extensive database
  • Your TED Recruitment consultant will thoroughly interview all prospective candidates having already short-listed those most suitable from the c.v.'s received
  • Psychometric testing can be arranged for short-listed candidates if you wish
  • Verbal references will be taken up preferably from two sources
  • A short-list of candidates will be provided and a day for you to interview arranged at your convenience either at your office or at ours
  • We can negotiate offers and packages on your behalf and we will keep in touch with all parties until the candidate actually starts

The advantages are as follows:


  • You benefit from the same discounts that TED Recruitment receives as regular advertisers with all the trade journals and newspapers
  • TED Recruitment designs the advertisement saving you and your secretary time
  • TED Recruitment handles all the response and does all the initial sorting out of c.v.'s saving you time in taking phone calls and answering letters from unsuitable applicants
  • TED Recruitment takes up references and does all the initial interviewing saving you even more time and paperwork
  • TED Recruitment arranges all the interviews for you and continues to organise everything right up until the candidate starts, even writing to the unsuccessful people yet again saving you time

The cost of the advertisement is charged at the same rate as charged by the journal to TED Recruitment Fees are between 17.5% and 25% dependant upon the amount of vacancies and the level of personnel required. The rebate period is as for Permanent Personnel.


Head Hunting


Head Hunting is recommended for supplying you with very senior personnel at Associate and General Manager level or above. Head Hunting works in a similar way to Executive Search, Selection and Advertising except that we may or may not advertise dependant upon the confidentiality of the vacancy. The selection process is the same except that Chartered Engineers or Surveyors can be used if our client wants us to give a detailed technical interview.


In addition to the above, TED Recruitment consultants will identify people in the industry at the level you require by doing detailed research on your competitors. It is quite likely that the ideal candidate is already working and will have to be approached in a discreet manner. Because of our many contacts within the industry, we often know if someone at senior level is not happy where they are currently employed.


Fees are between 25% and 35% dependant upon the difficulty of the assignment that we are undertaking.


Introduction of Company to Company


TED Recruitment has been most successful in gaining some of our clients work either by being directly responsible for recommending who goes on a tender list, making direct introductions or by our frequent networking within the industry.


TED Recruitment holds a once yearly in house function where there are many Partners, Directors and decision makers from Architects, Consulting Engineers, Surveyors, Project Managers, Contractors and End users. TED Recruitment also arranges frequent networking meetings normally arranged after working hours for valued clients.


Mergers and Acquisitions


TED Recruitment has become successful in introducing a number of firms to other firms to either form a merger between the two firms or for the larger firm to take over the smaller firm.


In our experience, if you are either a small or medium sized firm wanting to grow quickly, the best way of doubling your size overnight is to merge with a similar or complimentary firm. If you are a larger practice you may want to do business in an area unfamiliar to you or you may want to extend your client base. The quickest way of doing this is to acquire other practices. In both instances, it is difficult to find out who might also be interested in a merger or acquisition and it is thereafter awkward to find the right moment to 'broach the subject'. TED Recruitment takes the difficulty out of this situation in firstly finding the right firm for you and then arranging a discreet meeting between the Partners or Directors.


Fees for this service are negotiable dependant upon the service and the turnover of the firms involved.


Age Discrimination Policy

TED Recruitment does not discriminate in any way against any applicant on grounds of age. The only requirement for us to forward your CV to a client is the relevant experience and qualifications that you have gained during your career and training.


We will encourage our clients to not include any age criteria and we will make every attempt to persuade clients to recruit on the basis of skills and competence rather than age.


We will request age / date of birth as part of our recruitment process but this information will not be used as part of the selection process or criteria.


TED Recruitment operates a policy of total non-discrimination on grounds of age, race, colour, religion and sexuality. We operate one policy and one policy only: to find the best candidate for the job!


Data Protection Compliance

All CVs and personal information submitted to TED Recruitment is handled and retained in full compliance of the Data Protection Act 1998 and Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003.


You can read more about the Data Protection Act 1998 by visiting: www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1998/ukpga_19980029_en_1


You can read more about the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003 by visiting: www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2003/20033319.htm


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