Recruitment Process

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1 – Apply online

To apply for a position with Hayes Knight you will need to follow the steps in the online application process. Attach your CV, which should highlight your skills and experience, and a covering letter which explains why you believe your skills meet the requirements of the position and the company we are.

When you have successfully submitted an application, you will receive an automated reply confirming that we have received your application. If you do not receive this email, it means that there have been problems with your online application and you will need to re-submit your application.

2 – Shortlisting

Applications are considered against the knowledge, skills, experience, competencies and other requirements of the job. If we think you have the skills and experience we’re looking for, we’ll give you a call for a brief telephone interview. From there we’ll consider you against all other applicants, including any internal applications and a short list of candidates will be selected.

All non-shortlisted applicants will be advised by email that their application has been unsuccessful.

3 – Interviewing

If you are short listed for a position we will be in touch with you to arrange a first interview. The hiring Manager, Associate, Director or all, will conduct first interviews.

A further shortlist will be made on the completion of first interviews and unsuccessful candidates will be contacted directly and advised of this.

Second interviews will then be conducted by a Manager, Associate, Director or all, and may also include a team member. We believe two interviews are necessary as this not only allows Hayes Knight to get to know you better but also allows you to get to know us.

During the interview stages you may be required to complete an online Extended Disc Profile. This profiles your natural working style and, while never used as the sole basis for a hiring decision, does assist us with this process.

You may also be required to complete an online reasoning test and/or a written test of accounting fundamentals, numeracy and literacy skills.

4 – Employment Screening

If you’re short-listed for a position, you’ll be required to provide at least two work related referees for us to contact.

These referees should be people you have reported to in prior positions. If this is not possible they must at least be people who have a working knowledge of your abilities and experience. This allows us to gain some understanding of how you have performed in previous positions and to further assess your suitability for the position that you’ve applied for.

5 – Being made an offer

If you are successful in becoming the preferred candidate, you will be made a verbal offer. If this is accepted you will then be given a written offer of appointment and an employment agreement which you can review and take the opportunity to seek independent feedback on. You will also be provided with an employment pack including a team handbook for your reference.

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