Mission: To expand our presence in Europe and continue growing our company organically.
I worked at NonStop Recruitment full-time (More than a year)
The training programme allows you to not only gain the basic skills in recruitment but helps you to understand why those skills are useful so you can get the theory behind it and really be able to help the candidates you are talking to. With constant monitoring with QA you are able to perfect and learn and hear from your mistakes instead of learning from someone telling you what you did wrong which I found the most helpful and helped me to succeed.
Great team atmosphere. With out of work activities moving to another country isn't scary at all. Everyone is made to feel welcome. Everyone has moved abroad for this job so they can all give you advice on starting you career at nonstop.
Great location in Prague. The offices are amazing ad a good location for public transport. You are also able to live in some of the cheaper areas of Prague away from the more expensive Prague 1. Even though this is still very close so still great for socialising after work.
If you decide to leave NonStop their training is known within other recruitment companies so it's easy to get a job after as people know you have been given great training.
Career progression is great. But only once you've passed the training which can be slow for some.
Even though the training is one of the best things theres still not enough support from the trainers themselves. Because of the size of people joining. I was a group of 40 and I could see them struggling. Not only do they employee a lot of people but they do this every month! So sometimes you are made to feel like you have to hurry along so that the next group can come in. I noticed that this made it harder for previous groups to progress. They say it takes 3 months to complete training but i know a lot of people that didn't achieve this. I'd suggest hiring every 3 months so that you can really focus on one training group at a time.
The wages aren't great at all. With most companies in Prague offering meal vouchers I'm not sure why NonStop doesn't. The relocation package helps but after that you're on your own and realistically you won't be earning any decent commission for at least a year. Everyone in my training group was borrowing money from their parents or friends. Make sure you have savings before coming out.
Be careful they like to brag about their success stories but with even more people joining all the time the successful people aren't many. Don't get sucked in by the chance to one day get a Ferrari. You have to work really hard to get there! It has taken some people 4 years and others 10. Everyone is different.
Commission! I've worked in recruitment before this and i still work in recruitment. The commission is great because you can earn in pounds or euros depending on your market. But I've still seen better percentage in other companies. It's nothing special, average. The gold billers bonuses are a meal out each month and a yearly trip. Other companies offer quarterly trips and weekly gold bonuses. So again good but pretty average as there are better offers out there.
Advice to Management
Focus on new trainees before bringing in a new group.
Be more realistic when talking to new employees. Don't just talk about the success, talk about the people that struggled but overcome it.
Check out the competition.
Allow people time to grow. You have great training in recruitment! but because it's more complex than there companies I think it would be better if people had the 3 months to train before another group join and the trainers are over stretched. Especially when one is sick, then the trainees can go days without feedback!
Update and give the company a makeover. E.G Rec Room. Weekly training videos with top tips, or going over what you learn in training for the whole company to see. Ways to catch up or revise training session like you can with uni lectures.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at NonStop Recruitment (London, England (UK)) in October 2017.
I was approached by an internal recruiter from Non-Stop and after an initial screening chat, scheduled a 30 minute phone interview. Went over my CV, any questions I had about the job, etc. Then was invited to a group assessment day, which included a short presentation on why I was interested in recruitment/why I was interested in the role. Overall the day was pretty intense, but well structured - a short written task, some information about the company and the role, lunch with recruiters, roleplay recruitment phone calls. Would say time management was a big part of it - we were given lots of information in a short space of time, and working effectively under pressure was definitely under test throughout the day. Second language skills were also tested, both written and spoken - I'm bilingual so it didn't faze me too much, but a few people were clearly thrown after maybe exaggerating on their CV. So if you list a language on your application, be prepared to use it!!