The Recruitment Process Explained

Here’s a step-by-step guide of what you can expect when you work with S2 to recruit a new permanent, temporary or contract employee.

Step 1. Get in touch:

Contact S2 Recruitment directly by phone on 03333 234371 or fill in the contact form on our website and one of our consultants will call you back.

Step 2. Discuss your requirements

We will arrange an in-depth face to face or telephone meeting to discuss your requirements. If you don’t have a job description for the role, we can help you prepare one.

Step 3. Market overview

We want you to have an accurate picture of the market conditions relevant to the role you are recruiting for, the availability of candidates and how attractive your role and remuneration packages are.

Step 4. Understanding your business

It’s not all about the technical requirements on paper, so we take the time to understand your business, and the type of individuals that would thrive in your culture.

Step 5. Bespoke recruitment solution

Our teams are all specialist in their markets, so while they’ll know your industry inside out, they also know that no two recruitment processes are ever the same. We start with a fresh viewpoint and advise you on your best course of action.

Step 6. Sourcing the best candidates

Using our industry-leading database, a range of advertising solutions, networking with key contacts in the market and using targeted social media strategies.

Step 7. Shortlisting and in-depth interviewing

We work with you to shortlist your preferred candidates for interview, where we can either interview on your behalf, or sit in on a panel. We are also able to arrange psychometric testing and online skills assessments as part of your vetting process.

Step 8. Referencing

We will source references for your potential new employee to guarantee their credibility. We can also offer DBS checking services, if relevant for the post.

Step 9. Offer management

We’ll support you right through to the final stages of the hiring process, ensuring that you secure your new hire in your ideal timescales and at the right salary level.


We believe that recruitment should be simple and fuss-free. S2 Recruitment offer a flexible solution, built around your business’ specific recruitment needs. To find out more, get in touch today on 03333 234371