We know it can be difficult to make a decision about working with recruiter for the first time, especially when you know nothing about them. Here are our Employer FAQs to help make your decision easier!
How long does it take to hire someone?
The timeline for filling a position through EPG or any recruiting service can vary, depending on the complexity of the role, the number of candidates to screen, and other outside factors. We will work closely with you to ensure a smooth and efficient hiring process. Recently, a client came to EPG with a position that was open for 7 months. EPG hit the ground running and submitted the hired candidate to them 1 week later. This type of result cannot be guaranteed but we can guarantee we will move as quickly as possible.
What is your recruiting process like?
At EPG, we aren’t just another recruiting firm that is going to throw resumes at you to see what sticks. We are focused on quality over quantity and building a lasting partnership to help you build the best team possible. For each position, you can expect the following:
- Formulate a full search plan including candidate sales pitch, platform searches, company searches, candidate outreach, and more.
- Make multiple attempts to contact 80–100 people that we feel are qualified.
- Of those people, we’ll identify the qualified and interested candidates through phone and written conversations.
- Present qualified and interested candidates with a clean resume and full notes page including relevant experience, salary expectations, and more.
- Coordinate all interviews and maintain communication between you and the candidate from the first interview through to their start date.
- Provide you with a written recap of recruiting activities every Friday afternoon.
- Schedule a weekly or bi-weekly 15-minute or less phone call to review recruiting activity.
- Advise you on market conditions for hiring i.e. salary and benefits.
How much do your services cost?
For direct placement positions, EPG typically charges a percentage of the candidate’s first-year salary. Scheduling a short introduction call with us is a good way for us to learn about your specific needs so that we can provide you with an accurate fee structure.
What is your experience?
At EPG, we have worked with all types of clients within the electric and autonomous vehicle industry to help them fill hundreds of job openings. If you have a job opening, odds are that we have successfully worked on a similar position in the past. Our industry experience is unrivaled when it comes to staffing and recruiting.
What makes you different from other recruiters?
There are a number of things that make us stand out from our competitors. We feel that of those, the top three are:
Industry Expertise & Passion
Our unique electric vehicle specialization and engineering background gives us a deeper understanding of your company, product, and positions resulting in the best hires.
Communication is key in order to understand your needs and how we can most efficiently fill your openings with the highest quality candidates.
Quality Over Quantity
We only submit candidates that we think are hirable based on your needs and feedback in the areas of experience, skills, education, diversity, and culture.
What types of positions have you filled?
We have placed:
- Test Drivers & Operators
- And More…
Do you only work with electric vehicle or autonomous vehicle companies?
Yes, we are 100% focused on the electric and autonomous vehicle industry when it comes to our staffing and recruiting services. Nobody knows this industry like we do!
We work with OEMs and suppliers of:
- Cars, Trucks, Vans, Motorcycles, Boats, and more
- EV Charging Station (Wired and Wireless)
- Charging Network Providers and Installers
- Other EV Related Components
We work with OEMs and suppliers of:
What type of placements do you do?
- Direct Placement – Direct Hire
- Contract to Permanent
How do you identify and attract the best industry talent to meet our company’s specific needs?
First, we take the time to fully review your company and job description(s) in order to better understand what you are looking for. We then come up with a list of in-depth questions for our in-take call so that we can ensure that we know exactly the type of candidate that you are looking for. From there, we formulate a full search plan including candidate sales pitch, platform searches, company searches, candidate outreach, and more. Then we make multiple attempts to contact 80–100 people that we feel are qualified. From there, we submit the qualified and interested candidates to you with a full summary notes page.
Can you provide references from previous or current clients that you have successfully recruited for?
Absolutely, our clients love working with us and are always happy to be references. You can also check out some quotes from past success stories here.
How do you ensure that the candidates you recruit fit with our company’s culture and values?
We seek to understand your company’s culture and values by reviewing your website and learning more through our intake call. We then use our extensive experience to incorporate questions that will give us a better understanding of the candidate and how they might be a fit. Of course, we value feedback from our clients that will help us continue to hone in on the right candidates.
What kind of support do you offer to clients during the recruitment process, and how do you keep us updated on the progress?
We pride ourselves on our communication skills. During the recruitment process, we will maintain communication with each party and ensure a smooth interview process. We will provide you with a written recap of recruiting activities every Friday afternoon. Plus, we like to schedule a weekly or bi-weekly 15-minute call to review recruiting activity and ensure we are on the same page. If you ever need anything we are always available via text, call, or email.
How do you stay up to date with the latest developments and trends in the electric and autonomous vehicle industry, and how does this influence your recruitment strategy?
In order to stay up to date on the latest developments and trends, we started Mobility EVo, a website and twice-weekly newsletter that’s packed with industry information. This information helps us understand where the industry is going and how we can best find the right talent for your needs.
How do you attract candidates who are not actively seeking new job opportunities?
An important part of our intake call is identifying your unique value proposition and why a candidate should want to join your company. A crucial part of our partnership is seeing ourselves as an extension of your company and selling recruits on what your best qualities are.
How do you build long-term relationships with your clients to ensure that you understand changing recruitment needs and can provide ongoing support?
Relationships are important to us at EPG. We don’t work with a million different companies. We work with a select few where we can build a long lasting partnership. Over time, we build a deep database and knowledge of your company which ensures your every recruiting need is fulfilled.
How do you manage the recruitment process for multiple companies simultaneously, and what measures do you take to avoid conflicts of interest?
As a client, you will work directly with a founding member at EPG for account management. We avoid conflicts of interest by only working with one client for each particular product or service group. For example, if you build motors for EVs, we will not work with another EV motor company while we work with you. Partnerships are all about loyalty and staying true to our clients.
How do you measure the effectiveness of your recruitment strategy, and what metrics do you use to evaluate success?
We love metrics and KPIs. Using this data gives us a competitive advantage in finding the right candidates in the shortest amount of time. We use this information to also let our clients know when they need to improve their recruitment process in order to land the best talent. We don’t see ourselves simply as a recruiter, we see ourselves as a partner and advisor to you.