The ability to make insightful decisions about people is today’s most powerful source of competitive advantage. National Talent concentrates on helping our clients achieve this advantage through the identification and recruitment of the most talented individuals available in the Saudi market.

Contingent search generally offers a shorter time to hire from start of search to shortlist and is carried out on a no hire no fee basis. The full fee is charged on the start date of the hired candidate. This way of working also serves as a good introduction to our services for new clients before they commit to retained working with National Talent.

The process we follow is as follows;

  • Meet all our clients to understand the brief and agree service levels

A National Talent consultant will meet with the hiring manager to fully understand the short, medium and long term recruitment requirements of the business.

  • Develop a sourcing strategy for your vacancies

The consultant will work in partnership to develop a strategy for sourcing high quality individuals based on the role and person specification agreed between the hiring manager and National Talent. Interview slots will be booked in advance giving you the assurance that National Talent will work to deadlines that suit you.

  • Source candidates and pre-screen their suitability

National Talent will utilize a range of available methods to find the right candidate including; advertising, online job boards, searching our extensive candidate database, headhunting candidates from competitors or similar industries, networking at market specific events and conferences, and referrals from other contacts in the sector. Once we have developed a long list of suitable candidates our Recruitment Specialists will pre-screen each one to match them to your vacancies. If they are successful they will be invited in for a consultant interview and psychometric profiling assessment.

  • Profiling assessment

Each candidate invited to a consultant interview will be required to sit a unique psychometric assessment designed to understand the behaviour, attitude and personality of the applicant. This forty minute multiple choice test (in Arabic and English) gives our consultants additional probing questions to add to their interview script and produces individualized reports on each candidate which clearly details if a person is the right fit for your management style, will operate well within your particular environment and displays the characteristics you need as a future employee entrusted to work for your business.

  • Consultant interview

Using a structured competency based method, the results of the profiling assessment and additional questions relevant to both your vacancy and the sector you operate in; the consultant will interview each candidate for at least one hour. Based on this in-depth evaluation the consultant will then prepare a relevant shortlist of the best candidates for your vacancy.

  • Presenting the shortlist for interview

Each National Talent candidate that has passed the consultant interview stage will be recommended to you as a potential match for your vacancy. All candidate details are formatted into a standard National Talent CV and are submitted along with consultant interview notes and a copy of our unique psychometric assessment report. This level of individualized detailed information ensures you have all the tools you need to run a successful final interview and select the best person for your business.

  • Handling the offer

Our consultant will manage this often tricky process for you. Utilizing National Talent to act as broker between employer and candidate will minimize the risk of losing good potential employees at this vital stage in the hiring process. Acting on behalf of all interests, both candidate and employer, National Talent can mediate for both parties to find common ground on contract terms, salaries, bonus schemes, allowances and other benefits.