Our approach to recruiting in the compliance and risk world

As we mentioned in our recent blog about financial crime and compliance interview tips, getting a role in compliance or risk can be highly competitive.

As a risk and compliance recruitment agency, at Twenty84 we are proud to offer a versatile, proactive, and forward-thinking approach to recruitment that enables us to place candidates in their dream role.

One way in which we do this is by doing our bit in the compliance, financial crime, risk and regulatory community. In fact, a pillar stone of our ethos is that we are genuinely interested in helping and advising our community as much as we can.

The Covid19 crisis has brought this home more than ever, and we have found ourselves in a position where we can use our knowledge, network and technology to help get our risk and compliance community back to work and improve their careers, even if there is no monetary gain for us.

Doing our bit to help

How do we do it? For starters, by sharing jobs that we are not working on so that people can apply directly and collaborating with Heads of Compliance and Risk to provide interview advice based on actual questions they use. We are also giving practical advice and sharing useful data on the hidden jobs markets, as well as sharing video interview tips and information on how to apply to roles effectively. We have even often shared our networks with candidates to help them get in touch with potential hiring managers themselves.

‘Doing our bit to help’ has always been part of our ethos, which is why we make regular charitable donations to MyBnk. And now more than ever, it is important to us that this ethos underlies our recruitment practices and everything we do. Read on to find out how our approach to recruitment helps us to play our part.

Being agile and experienced

At Twenty84, we are extremely agile in our approach to recruitment, having gained years of intensive experience working with both small and midsize companies. As a result of this experience, we often deal directly with line managers or with direct recruiters in larger companies, and are known to adapt our approach to fit the culture and policy of each of our clients to make sure we find the right people for the job.

Offering a highly niche service

Many recruitment agencies will recruit for a large variety of roles across a multitude of sectors, but at Twenty84 we focus solely on compliance, financial crime, risk and regulatory roles – and we believe that our specialist knowledge of these sectors means we are best placed to prepare our candidates to succeed.

Our expertise in the sector has proven to be very effective in terms of ours and our candidates’ success rates; we're not a jack-of-all-trades and we have a lot of knowledge about the positions we recruit for and what they entail - which means we are able to give candidates the dedicated support they need to achieve their ideal role.

Keeping our finger on the pulse of regulatory updates

At Twenty84, we are also highly invested in the topics of compliance and financial crime and how they continue to develop. Updates, news and events in the sector take place almost daily, and by keeping our finger firmly on the pulse, we are able to gain a deeper understanding of the roles we are recruiting for whilst also advising our candidates in the most informed way possible. This knowledge also gives our candidates the confidence they need to succeed in their interviews and careers.

Providing our candidates with the best chance of securing a role

As we said above, roles in compliance and risk are especially competitive, so it's essential that compliance recruitment agencies provide their candidates with the best chance of securing a role. In order to do this, we offer preparation calls, emails and virtual meetings at every stage of our recruitment process, and - unlike many recruitment agencies - we treat each of our candidates as individuals as opposed to numbers that need to fill spaces.

And that’s not all. We also provide active feedback at each stage of the compliance recruitment process, including CV submission, where we will let candidates know if their CV is not selected and explain why. Additionally, we give all of our candidates interview feedback if they are unsuccessful too, to ensure that they are sufficiently prepared for the next opportunity. Finally, if our candidates do have any skills gaps, our knowledge of training opportunities within the sector means that we can point them in the right direction so they can enhance their skill set.

If a candidate isn’t successful at interview stage, that’s not the end of our relationship; we will keep working as hard as we can to help our candidates secure a position and keep them updated on the market, tips and advice. As a result, some of our candidates have been in touch with us for many years and enlist our expert help each time they are ready to make a change or further climb the career ladder.

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Being honest, reliable and efficient

Honesty truly is the best policy when it comes to compliance, financial crime and risk and regulatory roles - so it is imperative to us at Twenty84 that we are equally as honest. We always “wear both hats” when it comes to our network because we often encounter situations where clients become candidates, or candidates become clients.

What’s more, we are also sensitive to the individual situations of each of our candidates and clients, and we have also proven ourselves to be especially reliable and efficient over the years due to our agile structure and approach. This means that we have the ability to act very quickly if required.

Utilising only the most advanced recruitment technology

Technology is fast evolving, so when it comes to the work completed by compliance recruitment agencies, it’s absolutely essential to keep up with the latest developments. At Twenty84, we have made sure that we utilise only the best and most advanced recruitment technology in the business, which has enabled us to improve our ability to source for roles and deliver the best candidate experiences, as well as stay on top of data protection.

How we can help you

These practices only just scratch the surface of the recruitment processes we implement here at Twenty84, and it is our mission to ensure that we continue to improve our services well into the future. If you are looking to progress your career in risk or compliance and would like to explore our services and processes further, please do get in touch; we’d be delighted to speak with you.

Equally, if you are a business in need of risk, compliance, or financial crime candidates, feel free to contact our team today and we’ll help you find your ideal candidate right away.

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