HR Interviewer

Posted 27 February by Evolve Recruitment Bedford

Key responsibilities:

Working in a dynamic and fast-paced team environment, the HR Interviewer is responsible for obtaining and recording accurate employment, education and character references for candidates undergoing the pre-employment screening process. As an assertive, confident and energetic individual, you will use your professional phone manner and investigative skills to follow up reference requests and conduct reference interviews within tight timescales. This will involve speaking to a diverse range of referees on a global scale; it is therefore essential that you have excellent interpersonal skills and an outgoing, friendly personality. You must be able to think on your feet and outside the box; a pro-active, questioning individual keen to achieve a result is most suited to the role of HR Interviewer. We currently require candidates fluent in conversational Arabic, but candidates with other foreign language skills will also be considered. You will also undertake any other responsibilities depending on the requirements of the business.

On a daily basis this person will:

- Use the telephone and email to chase reference requests previously emailed to employment, education and character referees

- Deploy their ability to probe and investigate in order to obtain information as quickly and accurately as possible

- Accurately and fully record verbal references

- Analyse completed candidate references in order to identify any missing or ambiguous information, and request clarification from referees accordingly

- Multi-task; type information quickly whilst speaking on the telephone and deal with a high influx of information/phone calls at any one time

- Record accurate notes regarding progress made in obtaining information in order to provide Verifile’s clients with an up-to-date overview of the employment screening’s progression and facilitate effective information sharing between all Verifile’s internal teams

Essential skills and experience:

- Confident, professional and friendly phone manner

- Proactive individual who is able to think on their feet and outside the box

- Persistence and tenacity

- Excellent investigative skills

- Motivated by results

- Excellent problem solving skills

- Able to work well under pressure

- Able to multitask

- Excellent attention to detail and the ability to record information accurately and fully

- Questioning mind

- Excellent team player

- Good typing speed

- Good computer skills with experience of using email, internet and Microsoft Office

- Good written and verbal English language skills

Desirable skills and experience:

- Customer service, retail, call centre or sales experience

- A foreign language – German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French


Full training is provided. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and to build a career in a professional office environment and in a fast growing industry.

A full background check is required for this position.

This advert is not intended to discriminate on any grounds

Desirable Good level of English with fluency in 1 other language. French/Polish/Arabic.

Reference: 34566543

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