Employers tell us there are usually three broad considerations when they’re looking to differentiate one southern/Dorset recruitment agency from another.

THESE ARE:

Rubicon Recruitment

Candidate Selection

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The Agency Itself

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Added Value

We’ll either be sourcing candidates for permanent vacancies you have, or are arising, or else we’ll be supporting your business with temporary staff.

As a Dorset Recruitment Agency established in 1982, we know what we’re doing, we do it well and we work with a wide variety of exceptionally good businesses.  We’re easy to work with, care about delivering a good service and we’ll consistently do what we say we’re going to do after listening carefully to what your requirements are.

Whether you need a permanent professional for one of your back-office teams, a manager across a wide range of sectors or multiple skilled workers for a factory or warehouse, we have experienced Consultants ready to work with you.  We may be a Dorset Recruitment Agency based in Poole but that doesn’t restrict us.  We work with clients in Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Whilshire and more!

Our success is in large part due to us seeking to understand the needs of our clients and candidates so that we can match carefully across both camps.

RUBICON’S DIFFERENTIATORS

Within our industry differentiators fall within three core areas:

Candidate Selection

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77% of placed candidates are sourced from our Dorset Recruitment Agency brand alone

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Thorough Candidate Screening

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Fast Referencing

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3rd Party Validation

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Large Database of Candidates

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Personality Profiling

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Online Testing Applications

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Recruiter Professional Services

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Comprehensive Recruitment Specifications

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Headhunting Methodologies

WE ACHIEVE OUR CONSISTENTLY HIGH CUSTOMER SATISFACTION RATINGS BY:
CONTINUOUSLY ASKING QUESTIONS AND LISTENING CAREFULLY TO WHAT WE’RE TOLD!

Before we begin to source people to work within your business we’ll want to know as much as possible about your company/department.

Starting with the basics we’ll scrutinise a Job Description and help you produce one if it’s missing or out of date.  We’ll explore the benefits to working at your business and identify everything that will make your company somewhere good people will want to join.  Alongside the Job Description we’ll produce a Person Specification that identifies the behaviours, cultural fit and personalities of those candidates most likely to fit in quickly and perform well.  This will be followed by us gaining an in-depth insight into the operational workings and cultural quirks of your company.

The more access we have to your business the better we can understand how it operates and ultimately introduce only the most suitable potential employees to you.

Our candidates are also interviewed to gain a comprehensive understanding of their level of experience, core competencies and talents.

The Dorset Recruitment Agency/Consultancy Itself

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Digital & Remote Working

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Empowered Continuous Improvement Culture

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Dorset Recruitment Agency Established in 1982

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Qualified Recruiters

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High Staff Retention 

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Specialist Qualified Recruiters

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In-house Marketing Team

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We sweat the small stuff so our customers don’t have to

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Customer Servicing Vehicles

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Dorset Recruitment Agency Mystery Shopper Comparisons

SHAPING OUR DORSET RECRUITMENT AGENCY STRATEGIES AROUND WHAT WE LEARN

Depending on the role, we’ll tailor our searches to find the right individual/s to suit your business.

Our database of Dorset recruitment agency candidates is both large & relevant to the sectors we operate within and it’s this database that our Resourcers first approach before our experienced Headhunters apply their craft to access candidates not actively job seeking.  All of this is accompanied by concurrent activity whereby adverts are posted on multiple job boards, CV Library, Jobsite, Reed and Indeed to name a few, and active social media channels are used.

We also have an established, loyal and reliable community of workers available for temporary assignments to cater for short-term uplifts in workload through to ongoing contracts and maternity cover.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

A dedicated account manager/s will be assigned, and they will establish the most appropriate contact frequency based on your individual preferences and business needs.  If you need us to contact you daily, we will.  If once a week is sufficient, that’s fine too!

Our model is to access the best talent out there and to make introductions.

If you’re in need of friendly hiring advice, without charge, then please join our Hiring Managers Workshop where you’ll learn about the current marketplace and leave better prepared to structure effective recruiting plans, conduct interviews and avoid common hiring mistakes.

Added Value

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Contactable Around the Clock

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Pre-Site Temps Briefings

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Business Intelligence

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Online Workshops

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Regular Surveys and Benchmarking

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS ...

Rubicon Recruitment Google Reviews 4.9
SafeWise has been fortunate to receive support from Rubicon Recruitment Group for many years. More recently, this Dorset Recruitment Agency were fundamental in securing two invaluable members of staff for the SafeWise team, as well as providing us with an in-depth overview of the local employment market and a bench-marking exercise as part of their charity contribution (estimated value £1,000). Rubicon has made an incredible mark on the next generation – Thank you!

426/1000+

I am very happy with the way that Rubicon operates and qualifies their candidates. Most agencies just put a header and footer onto a CV without understanding anything about the candidate and the requirements of the role, however, Rubicon ensures that their candidates are suitable and well prepared.  We will definitely come back to this Dorset Recuritment Agency with IT roles in the future.

550/1000+

The Rubicon team are amazing people, if you ever have a problem or anything they're always there to help you out. Such a brilliant agency to work for, never been out of a job for long as these people work so hard and fast, you're in work again within days.

522/1000+

Thank you so much for your work on a role. Rubicon have worked extremely hard.  I know it was a tough role to fill and it was worth the wait for the two fantastic stars we saw today!  Really pleased Amy has accepted and we are looking forward to having her start with us soon! Thank you so much Rubicon.

630/1000+

We’ve been really impressed with the service Rubicon has provided, so much so that we will be recommending them to a couple of contacts we know who are in need of their help.  We’ve worked with the Dorset Recruitment Agency specialists across three different sectors who have all provided high calibre candidates for interview.  With one particular role we were so impressed with the candidates we interviewed, we couldn’t decide between them, so we offered both! Thank you for all your help.

474/1000+

I highly recommend Rubicon Team; they are professional in all day procedures, excellent communication skills, genuine, polite, incredible attention to detail, always ready to help with the interview preparation process. I appreciate all your support, it has been a pleasure working with you all, thanks for creating a great experience while finding a new job. Thanks for all your support during my interview process, I now have a permanent job position.

746/1000+

Very impressed with the calibre of candidates so far and based on the first interviews we’ve liked every person Rubicon have put forward. This is great for us having spent weeks interviewing non-impressive candidates from other agencies.  Very pleased indeed!

78/1000+

Previously, we always used two agencies and I would always fairly split the temporary orders/requirements between them both. This has changed following our last order, purely due to the relationship and partnership I have built with Rubicon and how seamless the process is. We now work together as a partnership in recruiting and training with this Dorset Recruitment Agency

529/1000+

I give 5 stars to Rubicon. I just applied for a couple of engineering and assembling jobs and a couple of hours later they called me with a very good opportunity. After my first day they called me to see how things went and at the end of the week they did the same. This shows we are not just a number to them. With weekly wages, Rubicon are doing well, every Wednesday I receive my payslip by email and Friday morning it is in my account.

740/1000+

Tina and Harley have been amazing helping me find my new role. They made the whole process very easy and I am very grateful for their hard work. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a new job, to get in contact with Rubicon 🙂

460/1000+

Exceptionally good friendly professional service from Charlie and Harriet. This is my first placement with them and everything went smoothly. I have been very impressed how quickly they have handled my first assignment. Payroll communication is very good and money is always there on time with no issues. I like working for them as they always keep in touch.

674/1000+

Jess and Amber helped me secure a new role a month ago and were extremely well organised and gave great guidance. Excellent communication and have lots of knoweldge in the industry.

723/1000+

I joined Rubicon well over a year ago, as I wanted a career change. I have to say it was the best choice I've made as they helped me find a work place where I actually enjoy working. Everyone I have dealt with at Rubicon is professional and very helpful. A special thank you to Harriet.

483/1000+

Welcoming, friendly, they go that extra mile to help you and most importantly they listen.....your not just a number on a chart and these guys genuinely help you. I've worked for other recruiment agencies over the years and they, in no way, match rubicon. These guys are honest and upfront .....and your not forgotten when things go quiet work wise (a lot of agencies totally forget you) they keep in touch, which is so important. My experience of these guys...? A brilliant team to work for.

264/1000+

It has been many years since I last had to look for work (I was a long time at my previous role) and Ben and Jess were great at "holding my hands" through the whole process. Very good and quick at following up with comments and questions in both directions. Would recommend.

817/1000+

Tina & Harley have been terrific thorough out my time spent with Rubicon Recruitment. They have been supportive and kept regular contact throughout my time working as a temp, sourced through the company. I would highly recommend Rubicon to anyone in search of a new role.

344/1000+

From the very first moment I applied for the role, the support and guidance I have received has been phenomenal. Ben, Jess and the team have been there every step of the way, making sure that I had everything I needed and supporting with preparation calls, advise and lots of encouragement. Thanks to you all for helping me on my way to my new career.

227/910

An absolutely fantastic company. Started in December with them, happily stayed in temp placement till lockdown and was extremely grateful to be furloughed. Throughout lockdown Tina and Harley were outstanding at checking in and answering any questions very promptly! I have now been offered a permanent position with the company I was temping with and I wouldn't have got this job without Rubicons help.

416/1000+

Extremely quick at finding an amazing job, they still keep in contact with me to see how I'm getting on which is amazing. All round best recruitment agency I've ever been a part of.

208/1000+

Outstanding service by the team at Rubicon, really helpful at every point during the recruitment process, always phoned you up if they have any more updates or require any more information from you. I am currently in my second placement through them and so far I have been really impressed with the way Harriet and Charlie have worked with me and represented me. They have been transparent, professional and encouraging throughout the whole process.

6/1000+

The customer service has been spectacular from Amber, Jessica and Ben. There was a lot of confidence and belief with strong enthusiasm and made the process more personal than just getting a job done from their side. I can’t fault anything from Rubicon and am feeling very blessed to have dealt with such kind, understanding and genuine people who can relate to background experience and the importance of supporting one another especially during these delicate times.

506/1000+

The rubicon team are just amazing people, if you ever have a problem or anything they are always there to help you out. Such a brilliant agency to work for, never been out of a job for long as these people work hard and fast so that you are in work withing days.

65/1000+

I've been unemployed for a while and was being to feel a bit forgotten. I applied for a job with Rubicon on the Friday morning and by the afternoon I had a job Monday morning. They really look after you and constantly keep in touch with updates and information. Really responsive and on the ball. Great service.

472/1000+

I highly recommend the Rubicon Team; they are professional in all day procedures, excellent communication skills, genuine, polite, incredible attention to detail, always ready to help with the interview preparation process. Amber and Jess, I appreciate all your support, it has been a pleasure working with you both, thanks for creating a great experience while finding a new job. Thanks for all your support during my interview process, I now have a permanent job position.

657/1000+

I joined Rubicon well over a year ago, as I wanted a career change. Have to say it was the best choice I've made as they helped me find a work place where I actually enjoy working in. Everyone I have dealt with at Rubicon are professional and very helpful. A special thank you to Harriet.

70/1000+

I applied for a job and immediately Ella called me back. She was very kind clear and professional and offered me multiple options. The next day I started a new job and she called me in the evening to make sure everything was fine. She was very helpful. I think Rubicon is a great job agency and I highly recommend it!

388/1000+

I've been unemployed for a while and was being to feel a bit forgotten. I applied for a job with Rubicon on the Friday morning and by the afternoon I had a job Monday morning. They really look after you and constantly keep in touch with updates and information. Really responsive and on the ball. Great service.

559/1000+

Brilliant recruitment company, really helped me back into work when there was not much about. Can highly recommend the company and staff especially Charlie, fantastic and very helpful. Definitely worth given them a call to see what they have on offer. A1 service.

393/1000+

The experience with Rubicon in securing a senior role was superb throughout the entire process, and frankly a serious improvement on a number of dedicated executive recruitment firms out there. Always polite and professional with excellent communication, solid interview preparation, and consistently constructive feedback at all stages. At all times I perceived they had as much time for me as was needed, and were driven by ensuring the appointment was a mutually viable fit - quite the opposite of just 'filling a role'.

244/1000+

I had a very personal, positive and professional experience with Rubicon, to which my employment needs were match well, resulting in a permanent position being offered to myself. Would like to say a big thank you to Ellie and Megan for all their hard work and positivity.

777/1000+

I am so happy that Amber and Jess from Rubicon have found me a permanent job position so quickly. Thanks to Rubicon, I have now started an excited role. Very professional team and really supportive with the candidates, it’s been pleasure to work with Rubicon.

153/1000+

Brilliant recruitment company, really helped me back into work when not much about. Can highly recommend the company and staff especially Charlie, fantastic and very helpful. Definitely worth given them a call to see what they have on offer. A1 service.

704/1000+

I have been with rubicon for two weeks now and so far my experience has been amazing. I cannot thank Charlie Crotty enough for her continued support and kind personality. A very professional yet friendly person who has done an amazing Job on to find me employment even through these hard times. I’d recommend Rubicon to anyone seeking work.

425/1000+

After many personal recommendations I contacted Rubicon for a brief chat, the staff at Rubicon listened to my work requirements and found relevant work for me within a day or two. They have been informative, courteous and professional throughout. All of the staff I have spoken with have been understanding of my personal circumstances and where possible gone to every effort to facilitate my needs.

599/1000+

I've been with Rubicon a few months now, Harriet Friend is my recruiter and she always puts lots of effort into helping me find work and regularly checks in on my progress and to make sure I'm happy. Very positive and friendly too!! Definitely recommend this recruitment firm.

177/1000+

Big thank you to Jess, Ellie and the Rubicon team for helping me find an excellent position. Friendly, professional and on the ball throughout the whole process, it’s been a pleasure. Would highly recommend rubicon to friends and family.

320/1000+

My experience with Rubicon Recruitment Group in Poole has been first class. Rubicon have been very pro- active and professional in finding me employment after I was made redundant from my last job in Electronics. I would highly recommend them as an employment agency.

106/1000+

Having dealt with Amber and Jess, I can honestly say they have completely changed my mind about how recruiters work, just lovely people who really want to help you in your pursuit for a job, they have gone above and beyond for me and shown complete humanity and treated me with the upmost respect, I cannot thank them enough.

812/1000+

Rubicon were very helpful. Sarah, who was handling my application, was especially helpful and kept me informed every step of the way. It was the first time I had to use a recruitment agency. I would happily give out details for Rubicon Recruitment Group to anyone who was looking for a new job.

245/1000+

Fantastic experience from start to finish with the team at Rubicon. Extremely knowledgable about the company I was applying to, very attentive and responsive to queries and questions. They provided some useful resources such as interview preparation tips and questions, as well as templates for resignation letters etc. I can’t thank the team enough for their support throughout the process and I’m excited about all that is to come from my new role.

5/1000+

I have worked with Rubicon on a number of occasions over the years and can say I always return to them as they always promptly find me employment. Terry and the guys there are very professional, but courteous and helpful. I can always rely on Rubicon to find me potential placements with top employers- they never just send you anywhere and are honest and open with what tasks may be involved in any role they offer. A*****

43/1000+

Terry was fantastic. I would have missed an amazing opportunity without his help. He knew the company and people really well so the position he found for me was absolutely perfect. Thank you Terry and the team.

150/1000+

By far the most professional and efficient recruitment process I have experienced to date. Briefed to perfection and am now ready to start an absolute dream job. Amber & Jess were exceptional throughout the whole journey and having 2 contacts made it so much easier to discuss any concerns. 5/5, 10/10, 100%.

260/1000+

Thanks Rubicon for being on the end of the phone during the Covid 19 crisis. And thanks for looking after me payment wise. And most importantly thanks for caring. It is much appreciated by my family and myself. A special thanks for always being there for me, it hasn't been an easy time for you too. Take good care all of you.

38/1000+

Highly recommended to work with rubicon. Very punctual and clear on what is going on with regards to the situation. Been working with harriet recently and have had no problems with her. Very nice and clear to what she is doing. Would highly recommend working with rubicon !!

100/1000+

Fantastic agency. After being let go from my previous place of work Harriet found another during the pandemic to get me working straight away. Great staff, very friendly and always happy to help. Phone call away. Highly recommended. Thank you!

687/1000+

Tina and Harley were very professional from start to finish, found me a great job and the company have now taken me on full time. Rubicon helped me out as they put me on Furlough from March until I went back to work in July, Tina rung me each week to make sure I was alright and how was I coping with lockdown. I would recommend Rubicon to everyone and I would personally thank you both for looking after me and making feel welcome you both are stars!!

118/1000+

At the Beginning of COVID I was working as Quality inspector, but due to cutbacks I lost my job. Since then, Rubicon, got me my first job in a Warehouse to keep going. Now, with their help, I am back as an Inspector, in line with my skills and Experience. Great Agency, with friendly manner. Thank you.

203/1000+

Definitely the best agency I have worked for. They are on the ball, proactive and treat you like an actual human being and not just a number. All the people I have dealt with have a real good vibe about them and am happy to recommend them to anyone.

83/1000+

I was fortunate to work with Jess and Amber while looking for work during the Covid outbreak. As you can imagine this was a stressful time for me. Jess and Amber took the time to not only understand my CV but also my character. It was clear they also grasped what the recruiting company and management needed to fill the role, as demonstrated by the fact that I had the most enjoyable first and second interviews of my career and was offered the role within 24hrs of my second interview.

50/1000+