Wrigleys take the Benchmark approach to employment
WRIGLEYS Solicitors in Sheffield has made two new appointments with the support of a new approach to candidate selection from city recruitment and retention specialist Benchmark.
Rachel Disney and Hannah Strafford both underwent Benchmark’s assessment morning of competency-based activities designed to draw out the exact experience required for the job.
Rachel, who previously worked in HSBC’s Wills and Processes Office, and Hannah, who worked as part of Shakespeare’s Unsecured Banking team, take up posts as trusts paralegals.
Anna Kawalek also joins Wrigleys, Anna is a graduate in law and has most recently worked in administration.
“We are finding increasingly that employers want to see more from potential employees than they would ever see in a traditional interview,” said Benchmark co director Louisa Harrison Walker.
“For clients who are open to a more alternative interview process, assessment sessions can be an ideal choice as candidates participate in a competency based activity day, designed to expose the skills required for the specific role.”
Wrigleys Solicitors LLP is one of the few specialist firms of solicitors that concentrate on the financial affairs, property and assets of private individuals, charities, foundations, trustees and pension schemes.
“We were very happy with the assessment process and the candidates we selected as a result of that approach,” said Wrigleys Operations Director Linda Simms.
“This approach to selection is valuable as it gives you the opportunity to observe candidates in situations where they can demonstrate the skills they have put on their CVs.”
Picture shows (left to right): Rachel Disney, Hannah Strafford, Anna Kawalek, Lynne Bradey (Wrigleys Partner), Lisa Eato (Wrigleys Trusts Manager)