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Recruitment and Retention

Finding and retaining the best candidate for a new role can be a daunting, time-consuming and costly process for any business. While your exact recruitment and selection requirements may differ, a typical recruitment process might include:

  1. Scoping the requirements for the role
  2. Identifying the best places to source candidates
  3. Negotiating with agencies
  4. Advertising the role
  5. Pre-screening candidates
  6. Interviews and shortlist
  7. Psychometric testing
  8. Background checks
  9. Offer and contracts

Depending on your requirements, Loch HR can assist with a specific stage of the process, or can manage the entire process for you. From scoping out the initial requirements, competencies and personality traits required, through to advertising, sourcing and interviewing applicants, we can help to steer you towards the perfect candidate. Once you have them on board our HR Consultants can work with you to help ensure you retain them too.

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Why Loch HR?

Loch HR’s team of experienced HR Consultants has the expertise to deliver a range of pragmatic recruitment solutions, helping you to find and retain the very best candidates. We take a particular pride in maintaining ongoing relationships with our clients, allowing us to provide a service that is typically more thorough, more competitive and more cost effective when compared with alternative recruitment services.

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I have no hesitation in recommending Loch Associates to any of my contacts should they ask my advice on employment issues.


I found Loch HR an absolute blessing at a time when I really needed help. Deborah was excellent. Highly recommend their services.

Loch HR Client

Have to say I love working with Kez – she’s like a breath of fresh air and has been so helpful and supportive over these last few weeks. Really made a difference to my workload..

Finance Director, Loch HR Client

HR Advise me has supported us with all our HR issues since 2015. They provide a comprehensive service which ensures we are up to date with best practices and maintain a happy, motivated team. The HR Advise me team provide calm, professional and helpful support to prevent things from going wrong and to help resolve any issues that do arise. It is reassuring to know that they are available whenever I might need their support and advice and I would highly recommend them.

Loch HR Client

Have to say I love working with Kez – she’s like a breath of fresh air and has been so helpful and supportive over these last few weeks. It really made a difference to my workload.

Loch HR Client

Bruce has managed to ignite a real interest in learning about First Aid provision and the importance of the First Aid role in the workplace here at London Expedia and Egencia Manchester offices. Previously to Bruce’s individual approach to carrying out Site based courses, it was a struggle to truly engage delegates to enrol on a three-day course, which took time out of their busy schedules. However, with a few courses under his belt, he has received fantastic feedback from employees. We currently have forty employees all waiting to enrol for 2018 (in just one Site alone) which is truly a remarkable turnaround. Well done Bruce!

UK and Switzerland Hub Manager

The seamless service between the HR and legal teams in the Loch Associates Group has proved invaluable to us when we needed support with urgent, sensitive matters. The response was appropriate, professional and timely – we could not have asked for more. As a result of this excellent start, we have engaged HRA to provide us with ongoing support on employee matters safe in the knowledge that they will engage with their colleagues within the Group when those services are needed.

Chairman, Board of Trustees

It has been a pleasure to work with Loch Associates Group. The team are always prompt in responding to enquiries and clearly have extensive knowledge within the industry. The reports are comprehensive and have assisted significantly with managing very difficult situations with varying complexities in both mental and physical health cases. The services Loch Associates Group provides have become an asset to the Company, contributing to reduced absenteeism and employee engagement. Their services are tailored to our Companies requirements, which has added value to our wider health and wellbeing strategy.

HR Adviser

We recently implemented a new HR software solution with Loch Associates Group, and have to say the level of service and training was excellent. The software itself has made many of the HR related challenges much easier to manage, and the assistance with the set-up, implementation and training has been first class. If you’re looking for an affordable HR software solution, I would certainly recommend Loch Associates Group very highly indeed.

Nick Huxted, Gooey Digital

Background and reference checks

Verifying a candidate’s references or carrying out background checks is critical nowadays and in some instances obligatory. Loch HR offers a variety of background checks, including:

  • Criminal record (DBS) checks
  • Social media background checks for candidates entering a public-facing or PR-oriented role
  • Credit checks for those entering the financial industry
  • Reference checking

Our background checks can be performed as part of a full recruitment process or as a standalone service, with advice available to businesses who are unsure which checks should be carried out. We will also help you interpret the resulting reports, and discuss with you the implications of the findings.

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Our experts are waiting to talk with you and our aim is to respond to all enquiries within 2 hours.

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