Date Published: 24-05-2016

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L-to-R: Mark Fletcher, Lee McQueen & Simon Brown

Last Tuesday, 17th May 2016 we were delighted to welcome Lee and his team from Raw Talent Academy to our Norwich office, to host their audition and assessment day in order to expand our team here at Cooper Lomaz.

The process started with potential candidates applying through the custom Cooper Lomaz Microsite on Raw Talent’s website. There were 300 applicants and of those, after studying their CV’s and conducting a range of telephone and face to face screening interviews, 13 were invited to the audition day.

Lee McQueen from Raw Talent Academy says “It has been a joy to partner with Cooper Lomaz over the past 5 weeks. Our unique process requires clients to have faith and trust in us, in return we are able to deliver what we promise”

In the morning, candidates were challenged to 4 tasks both in teams and as individuals which spanned various subjects and activities such as sales, customer service and of course recruitment. These tasks allowed candidates to demonstrate their abilities to not only sell, but also demonstrate that they could build rapport and talk with confidence.

At the half way point, four candidates were sent home as Cooper Lomaz directors and Raw Talent didn’t think they would have been right for the company, whilst the nine remaining candidates prepared for the afternoon.

Cooper Lomaz Operations Director Mark Fletcher praised the process of how the audition day was formulated saying “At Cooper Lomaz we have always loved breaking new ground and finding innovative ways to improve the recruitment process. Raw Talent’s offering enabled us to make six hires in a single day while minimising the time away from their desk for our managers.”

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Lee McQueen with our new recruits

After an intensive afternoon of panel interviews by Cooper Lomaz, being supported by Lee McQueen from Raw Talent Academy, six candidates were offered roles and all six accepted on the spot.

Both Cooper Lomaz and Raw Talent academy are incredibly happy with how the day went, and indeed the whole 5 week process and are looking forward to working together in the future.

Cooper Lomaz’s Commercial Director Simon Brown said of the day ‘We are extremely pleased with the success of our first Raw Talent event for Cooper Lomaz.  The organisation and coordination of the event has been excellent.  The quality of candidates who applied has been an outstanding quality and we are ecstatic to have made 6 great hires.”

Many thanks to Lee and his team for coming to host an audition day here at Cooper Lomaz – We are looking forward to welcoming our new members of staff when they start in the near future and are looking forward to welcoming Raw Talent Academy back to Cooper Lomaz for another successful day.