Frequently Asked Questions 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

There is a large number of companies in the UK to choose from when looking for a recruitment service. These FAQs should give you a good feel for how be.scot work and how our award-winning team can help you fill your vacancies with the best candidates in Scotland.

The most common FAQs answered about be.scot’s fixed fee recruitment service.

What is Flat Fee Recruitment?

Flat fee is just another name for fixed fee. Flat Fee Recruitment is simply when a price is agreed up front for a recruitment campaign. You don’t incur any other charges, even if more than one candidate is hired.

Why choose a Flat Fee Recruitment service?

Because it’s the most cost-effective recruitment service out there. There are no confusing/hidden extra costs and there are no fees for multiple hires. Importantly, this type of service allows you to access a large pool of relevant job seekers no matter what your budget. Something that used to only be available through traditional agencies and PLCs.

What makes be.scot different from other recruitment services?

We take the time to listen to our clients, this way we are able to tailor our service to their exact requirements. Using be.scot you and your candidates will have a positive experience throughout the whole recruitment process. Our award-winning team of experienced recruitment consultants aim to impress every client by delivering a stellar service and outstanding value for money.

How will be.scot save me money?

be.scot’s pricing structure is completely transparent:

—  We don’t engage our clients in expensive, long-term contracts.
—  There are NO hidden costs.
—  Regardless of how many people are hired, you only pay the one initially agreed fee.
—  You only pay for what you actually need.

Speak to one of our experts to find out exactly how much you’ll save. Call 0141 465 2829 today.

What’s the difference between a Branded Advertising Campaign and a Unbranded Advertising Campaign?

A branded campaign is where your job advertisement includes your company logo and mentions your brand throughout the job description. This is a fantastic way to increase awareness of your business, give job seekers a better understanding of your company values and  demonstrate that they are applying to work for a reputable company. Branded advertising campaigns tend, therefore, to generate a higher response and a better standard of candidate.

An unbranded advertising campaign makes no mention of your business at all; candidates will not know which company they’re applying to. This is usually only appropriate if you have a confidential vacancy or you don’t want to publicise that you are looking for staff. Experience and research tells us that job seekers are less likely to respond to this type of advert so the quality and number of applications can be affected.

What exactly will my Customer Success Manager do for me?

Your Customer Success Manager is there to guide you throughout the whole recruitment process. They’ll know just the right tweaks to make to your job descriptions to make them attract the right candidates. Screening candidate responses to ensure you only get the most suitable candidates by communicating with you via email or through your ATS. They’ll also be searching through the databases of active and passive jobseekers to find any that match what you’re looking for.

How long will be.scot work on my vacancy?

Generally, each vacancy is worked on for 30 days.

Does be.scot provide any guidance on how to write the perfect job description?

Yes. Each job board works in a different way so there are a few simple rules that are worth following. Your Customer Success Manager is available to help and will also send you over some useful tips on how to get the most out of your job ad.

What types of jobs can I advertise?

The answer is ALL job types. Online job boards support all kinds of roles across all sectors. You can advertise any job, any type of contract (permanent/part-time etc.), any salary and for any location in the UK.

How fast is the process?

As fast as you need it to be. We can have your campaign live on the same day you tell us about it. Candidates search job boards at all hours of the day and night. If your campaign goes live at 5pm in the evening applications from relevant candidates can be with you first thing the next morning.

Will I receive CVs quickly?

Yes. Most clients receive relevant CVs to consider within hours of their vacancy going live.

How is the applicant’s experience managed?

We understand that from a candidate’s point of view it can be frustrating not knowing what’s happened to their application... is it lost in the ether? To remedy this, as soon as their application is submitted the candidate will receive an acknowledgement email. Our ATS (applicant tracking system) allows us to make sure that every applicant knows whether they have, or have not, been shortlisted for the position.

How do I contact the candidates for my vacancy?

Each candidate will have provided an email address and phone number with their application that we have confirmed. All applicants are told that you may be in touch when they submit their application so you can contact them directly.

How do we deal with unsuccessful candidates?

be.scot’s usual practice is to advise applicants that if they are not contacted within 15 working days of submitting their application then unfortunately on this occasion they’ve been unsuccessful.

Will my vacancy be shared on social media sites?

Yes! Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter are fantastic platforms for advertising jobs. Both be.scot and the job boards engage with thousands of job seekers to ensure your vacancy is given the maximum amount of exposure.

How much will it cost me?

We provide a bespoke service, so costs will vary depending on your requirements. We do however strive to maintain the best rates in Scotland for the service provided. To give you a rough idea of price, our (account managed) fully branded campaigns start from £899 for a single campaign and as low as £499 if you’re looking to run multiple campaigns.

Does be.scot offer me any guarantees?

Yes. We give you our guarantee that our experienced team will do everything in their power to provide you with the largest possible shortlist of candidates to choose from. We want to become a long-term recruitment partner and preferred choice for your recruitment campaigns, if that's not enough your Customer Success Manager is also targeted on making sure your campaigns work well!

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