MacArthur Recruitment was set up to approach the recruitment process how we feel it should be done: honestly, openly and professionally. We provide a recruitment partnership and see ourselves as part of your team; taking on your culture and understanding how you like to work.

We want to save you time, eliminate the hassle and then match you with the right employees for your business, who will provide long-term solutions, helping you to grow and build for the future.

In particular, we:

  • take full face-to-face briefings, visiting your offices in the process
  • search our own network and database for possible candidates we already know or have worked with – our specialisation in Cumbria means this is an ever-growing ‘pool’ for us
  • produce detailed, expert and well-laid out advert copy which we post in various job boards and social media
  • utilise our network, contacts and database of existing candidates
  • pre-screen all candidates against technical, qualification, certification, personality and career criteria, pro-actively avoiding duplications and previously submitted candidates
  • meet with candidates, get to know them and check their eligibility to work
  • gain the candidate's written permission to represent them to the role
  • gain an initial shortlist of high-quality candidates for you to consider - our rigorous pre-screening means there is a high conversion rate to interview
  • organise face-to-face interviews of these candidates and manage subsequent job offer and negotiation
  • take references on the candidate, organise start date, assist them in exiting their current company if required, confirm start details and any set-up with umbrella companies etc
  • perform first day check then follow-up with the candidate and client in the 1st week and at various periods after start-date.

Every working relationship and each business’s recruitment requirements differ. We build a bespoke package and negotiate our fees with you to organise something that works for us all.

Ewen supplied experts in the industry… He continually provides me with top class candidates, covering various nationalities. Excellent pre-screening, that helped in a high hiring ratio. Professional with 2 thumbs up. Great approach, lovely personality. All in all, makes his service well-rounded, timely and with great value!

Racha Zeidan - HR Manager, Nestlé