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How we work with you

Over the past 8 years, Distinct has become a leading global recruitment agency.

Our network spans the Midlands, London and North America, supported by three strategically located offices in Nottingham, London and Boston. Our team of recruitment consultants, averaging over 10 years of experience, offer invaluable expertise across seven specialist sectors.

In the Midlands, we offer specialised permanent and temporary recruitment services across various sectors, including:

Additionally, we specialise in recruitment for accountancy practice in London and its surrounding areas.

How we find the right hire for your business

Initial consultation

It all starts with a conversation. Our team will discuss your hiring needs, company culture and specific requirements for the role. Combining this with their market knowledge, we craft a comprehensive job specification.

Candidate outreach

We accurately and positively communicate your opportunity to our vast network and engage in candidate attraction activities across platforms like LinkedIn and Indeed, to ensure maximum exposure.

Candidate evaluation

We meticulously evaluate each candidate, assessing their skills, experience and overall fit with your company's culture. This process ensures that only the most suitable candidates make it to the shortlist.

Interview coordination

Acting as a central point of contact, we manage all communication between you and the candidates. This includes coordinating interviews, assessments and any other necessary steps in the selection process.

Offer management

After identifying a suitable candidate, we manage offer negotiations and ensure a smooth transition for seamless placements that meet both your needs and the candidate's expectations.

Post-placement support

Our commitment doesn't end with the placement. We conduct post-placement check-ins with both you and the candidate to ensure satisfaction and address any potential issues.

Distinct’s talent acquisition partner, Louise Carling smiling at a colleague who is off-camera.

Exclusively working with Distinct

Many clients opt to work with us exclusively to fill their latest vacancies, enjoying the convenience of a single point of contact and enhanced service offerings such as flexible terms, extended rebates, access to psychometric tools and more.

Moreover, clients who exclusively partner with us benefit from our impressive track record, including a 98.8% success rate of candidates staying within the role for at least three months and a six-month replacement guarantee.

Benefits of working with Distinct to fill your vacancy

In-depth market insight

Expert guidance on job descriptions, competitive salaries and talent attraction strategies.

Maximised visibility

Featured ads on LinkedIn and Indeed for heightened visibility to a targeted audience.

Expanded candidate pool

Access a diverse candidate pool through Distinct’s portal and recruiters’ networks.

Curated candidate shortlist

Tailored candidate shortlists aligned with role requirements and organisational culture.

Effortless interview coordination

Save time with seamless interview coordination and thorough follow-ups for candidates.

Negotiation guidance

Expert support in navigating offer negotiations and counteroffers for successful agreements.

Post-placement support

Ensure a smooth transition and integration for newly hired candidates.

Talk with a recruitment consultant

Whether you have a specific role in mind or require assistance with team planning, we’re here to support you.


How does your recruitment process work when filling a vacancy?

Our recruitment process is designed to be comprehensive and can be tailored as required to your needs. We start with a consultation where we engage with you to create a detailed job brief and gain a thorough understanding of your business. This initial step allows us to effectively communicate your opportunity to potential candidates. Leveraging our diverse candidate attraction resources including video advertisements, sponsored national job boards and exclusive access to our candidate talent portal, we cast a wide net to find best-fit candidates

Following this we curate a shortlist of candidates who not only meet the specific job requirements, but also resonate with the values and objectives of your company. We ensure these candidate profiles come to life with a face-to-face, video or telephone meeting.

We take care of the entire interview process, from preparation to acceptance of offers or rejections. Throughout this process, we keep potential employees updated at every stage to ensure your brand is represented in the best light, regardless of the outcome. Our end-to-end services ensure a seamless, successful recruitment journey for both clients and candidates.

When working with a client exclusively, it takes on average 30 days from receiving a job brief to a candidate accepting your offer.

Once we start working with any new client (or if we haven’t worked with you for a while) we will send over our most up-to-date terms for you to review and agree upon. We also offer a no-obligation two-week advanced exclusivity trial for permanent vacancies and just one week for temp or interim vacancies. This means if you are not happy with our service after this time, you won’t be tied into working with us exclusively for the rest of your campaign.

Yes, we specialise in both permanent and temporary recruitment solutions. Whether you need to fill permanent positions or require temporary staff for short-term projects or seasonal demands, we have the expertise and resources to support your business.

In the unlikely case that a placed candidate doesn’t work out, we provide a six-month replacement guarantee for clients working with us exclusively. This means we’ll collaborate closely with you to understand the reasons behind the candidate’s performance and promptly initiate a replacement process to ensure your recruitment needs are fulfilled effectively.

Moreover, our terms and conditions include provisions for a partial refund of agreed funds if a candidate doesn’t fulfil the agreed-upon three-month commitment.

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Send a brief overview of your requirements and we will contact you to find out more about your needs.