All Marler & Associates recruiters follow this detailed recruiting process to ensure that we deliver the best possible candidates to our clients.

Our workforce recruitment process included the following:

Workforce Recruitment Services

Step 1 – The Paperwork:

Finalize contract details and paperwork.

Step 2 – Recruiting Needs Assessment:

Face to face meeting with HR and the hiring manager to discuss details of the role and interview process.  Build a candidate profile as well establish any and all pre-screening interview questions or technical assignments.

Candidate Sourcing Services

Step 3 – Job Description: 

Prepare, confirm and post the job description to the Marler & Associates website and several job boards.

Step 4 – Referrals:

Through the use of social media and word of mouth, the role will be distributed to our network of contacts to gather available candidates and referrals.

Step 5 – Sourcing:

The Marler & Associates recruiting team will source qualified candidates from various sites, forums, associations, companies and other sources.

Step 6 – Qualifications:

If the recruited candidate possesses the desired qualification and has expressed interest in the role and our clients organization, we’ll proceed with our candidate screening process.

Candidate Screening Services

Step 7 – Pre-Interview Screening:

We will conduct a screening interview with all recruited candidates to ensure they are qualified for the posted role. During the candidate screening process we can also include qualifying interview questions supplied by our clients and adhere to their qualification and experience criteria.

Step 8 – Doing Our Homework:

Where possible we will perform informal reference checks on our recruited candidates through our referral network and other means available us.

Step 9 – Submitting Our Recruits:

Once we are satisfied that the recruited candidate is qualified for the role we submit them to HR and the hiring manager.

Step 10 – Reference Checks:

After a recruited candidate has passed our client’s interview process and has been short listed or is nearing an offer, we will then follow up on the recruited candidate’s formal references.

Step 11 – Our Final Report

Upon the completion of the reference check we will provide our client with a final report containing our recommendations. Note: During the reference process we strongly recommend that our clients perform at least one reference without our involvement.  Experience has taught us that a potential employer will often receive more candid information that the search firm that was tasked with recruiting for the role.

Step 12 – The Offer:

We will advise our clients throughout the offer process and assist where possible.

Marler & Associates

Finding the perfect fit takes talent and expertise. Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Marler & Associates has been recruiting, building, diversifying, and strengthening companies for more than fifteen years. We have spent time developing a broad network to fulfil your recruiting requirements—knowing that the difference between simply maintaining a business and building a successful and dynamic organization lies in results.


Suite 432 300 Earl Grey Drive Ottawa, Ontario K2T 1C1

The Marler & Associates Search Group


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