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All-In-One (AIO) Hiring Platform

General

Assign Dental Recruitment's AIO Hiring Platform is an online platform built to revolutionise dental recruitment.  The platform connects dental employers directly with dental jobseekers, 24/7.  The platform works in the following ways:

-Candidates can apply for dental jobs that are posted by dental practices.  Applications are sent directly to employers either via the platform or directly by email to them. Join now

-Employers can browse the platform for dental candidates who are seeking employment.  Contact can be made directly with the candidate. Join now

Assign Dental Recruitment's AIO Hiring Platform is built to simplify recruitment.  The platform offers DCPs a way to connect which is direct, immediate and extremely cost effective in comparison to traditional agency recruitment.  

For employers it gives them overall control in a structured and managed platform.  Packages are competitively priced to enable cost effective recruitment.  Employers also have the ability to search for their own candidates.  

The system has been built with lightweight code to enhance the user experience with technology for 'Insta-matching' employers to dental jobseekers.

The site has been built with advanced SEO to improve the traffic and increase the chances of matching and successful recruitment. 

The dashboard is easy to use and has all the necessary functions relevant to recruitment.  

Registering

There are 2 types of user accounts on our website:

  1. Candidate: for dental jobseekers
  2. Employer: for dental practices and dental employers

Click the LOGIN/REGISTER button at the top right of the website. Here you will be able to create your account.

Complete the form and click 'Sign Up'.
You will then receive an authentication code to your registered email address. This will verify your account.

Once verified you will be able to use all the features on our hiring platform.

Get noticed! The more complete your profile is, the more attention it will receive and will result in better user engagement.

To delete your user account or profile please contact us by email at online@assign.co.uk or using the contact form here.

Log into your account and update your personal information in the ‘My Profile’ or 'Company Profile' section.

Employer - Looking to Hire

No.

You must have an Employer user account in order to post jobs or view CVs on our platform. You can set up an employer user account either by clicking 'Post New Job' and completing the job listing form and enter new user details, or by clicking the Login / Register button at the top right of the website. You would also need to purchase either a 'Job Posting Package' and / or a 'CV Packages'.

There are currently 2 types of packages on offer on our AIO hiring platform:

-Job Posting Packages

-CV Packages

To view the packages we offer please visit the Packages and Pricing page.

There are also 3 add on features available to employers:

-Featured Jobs

-Urgent Jobs

-Featured Employer

Details for which are below in the 'Purchasing a Package & Add-On Feature'.

Candidate - Looking for Work

A featured candidate will get a banner on their profile which stands out from other candidates.  Featured candidates also feature higher on search results.

There are also 2 add on features available to candidates, details for which are below in the 'Purchasing a Package & Add-On Feature' section

You can upload your CV in one of two ways:

-Registering an account with us (top right of the page). This will also allow you to use our unique job basket to apply for jobs in seconds.

-In Addition via a message in the Contact Us section of our website.

Please ensure that you are uploading your CV in the correct format. We currently only support Word documents and PDFs. (.doc, .docx, .pdf) If the problem persists, contact us.

Yes. You can apply for jobs in 2 ways:

-if you have registered a profile on our site this is the quickest and easiest way to apply, just a simple click of a button.

-you can also apply without registering, however you would need to upload your CV as an attachment to each job you apply to.

To register, click the LOGIN/REGISTER button at the top right of the website.

If you receive a notification that your application was rejected, it could be for one of many reasons. The most common reason will be that you do not have the requirements that the employer is looking for. This does not automatically mean that you do not have the required level of experience or skills.

If you receive a notification that your application is shortlisted, it means that the employer has received your application and is considering you for the next stage of their recruitment process. This could lead to a meeting or interview.

This is an add-on service available from the Candidate Dashboard.

We offer 2 add on features for candidates, details for which are below in the 'Purchasing a Package & Add-On Feature'

AIO Platform Dashboard Settings - Candidates

Below is a brief explanation of each tab in the AIO Hiring Platform dashboard for candidates.

Your profile is your opportunity to sell yourself to dental employers. The more complete and detailed your profile is the more you will stand out.

Your profile will contain the important details that employers are looking for including your contact information, your location, your position, description about you, availability, social media links. You have the option to add a profile picture too.

Your profile score needs to be above 70% to be visible and noticed by employers.

Build a professional CV in no time!

Add a cover letter, skills, education, experience, and other key information and this will be used along details from your profile to create a downloadable CV.

Any jobs that you apply for will be saved to this tab so that you can revert back to them at any point while the job is active.

Here you can save multiple uploaded copies of your CV, used to apply for jobs. Prospective employers can also view your CV as a candidate for a job they may have.

During your job search, if you click the little heart in the job listing, this job will be saved to the 'Favourite Jobs' tab in your Dashboard. You can view (whilst the job is active) or delete your favourite jobs at any time from the Dashboard.

At present there are no packages that can be purchased by Candidates, however this is something that will be rolled out in the future.

You can choose different Employers to follow, and these will be saved to the 'Following' tab. When they list new jobs, a notification will be sent to your email.

Any meetings that have been scheduled with you by an Employer will show in the Calendar. You have the ability to reschedule the meeting or add it to an external calendar on your phone or computer.

The AIO Platform is built with a message / chat function that allows you to privately communicate with Employers. This is a unique function that has been built for speed and direct access.

The Resource Centre is an area of the website filled with useful information, resources and tools for dental job seekers including help with writing a CV and interview help and preparation.

You will need a candidate user account. Go to the Job Search Page. At the top there is a box titled ' Email Me New Jobs'. Here you can set a new Job Alert name and choose the frequency you wish to be emailed. You can select:

-position

-keywords

-job type

-salary

-specialism

-qualification

-years of experience

To amend or delete Job Alerts, use the 'Job Alerts' tab in the candidate dashboard menu.

At the top of the main page in the Candidate Dashboard you have 'Settings' tab for Notifications. In this section you have the ability to switch 'On' and 'Off' the following notifications:

-when new jobs are listed

-when you are shortlisted for an interview

-when you are rejected for a job

-when you have a job interview meeting

-when you are invited to apply for a job

AIO Platform Dashboard Settings - Employers

Below is a brief explanation of each tab in the AIO Hiring Platform dashboard for employers.

Your company profile is your opportunity to make your practice stand out and attract dental jobseekers. The more complete and detailed your profile is the more you will stand out. Your profile will contain the important details that candidates are looking for including your contact information, your location (including a map), social media links, description about you, and an opportunity to post pictures and videos. You have the option to add a profile picture too (recommended).

The platform also has the ability to add team members and set them up with a user profile with varying control levels for the recruitment process.

Posting a new job is quick and easy. The form will collect all the relevant information that dental jobseekers want including:

-position

-job description

-application deadline

-job type

-required skills

-salary

-specialisms

-qualifications required

-level of experience required

-location with map

The form also has a function to set up screening questions to applicants. You can show of the practice using multiple pictures and videos.

This tab contains all your jobs you have posted with the ability to get an overview of the position including the number of applicants.

This section allows you to:

-view, edit, duplicate or delete a job,

-choose to pay for the job to be featured (shows higher in searches) 

-mark the job as filled or

-set the job as featured (to stand out and show higher up search results)

The 'All Applicants' tab allows Employers to see all the applicants that have applied per posted job.

Functions of this section include:

-the ability to filter applicants per job

-see the total number of applicants, the number you have rejected and those that have been shortlisted.

-preview the applicants profile,

-download their CV,

-create meetings,

-shortlist for interview,

-reject or delete the applicant.

After purchasing a CV Viewing Package, you can save candidates by clicking the 'Save Candidate' button in their profile. You can view (whilst the candidate profile is active) or delete your favourite candidates at any time from the Dashboard

There are currently 2 types of package on offer on our AIO hiring platform:

    • Job Posting Packages
    • CV Packages

When these packages are purchased by an employer, a record of these will show in the 'Packages' tab and will allow the user to check the detail for each one, including expiry, and how much of the package has been used and how much remains.

The 'Transactions' tab will show details of all the order transactions the Employer has made on our platform.

Any candidates that choose to follow your Company will show in this tab. They will be notified by email when you list a new jobs.

The Resource Centre is an area of the website filled with useful information, resources and tools for dental employers including information on CPD, indemnity and downloadable dental guidance and policies.

The meetings tab enables employers to set their availability for meetings and interviews. The 'Meeting' tab also has the ability to reschedule meetings with candidates.

There is a unique Zoom Meetings function built into the platform that would require the user to add their Zoom API details. This would then generate meetings via Zoom (if preferred).

The AIO Platform is built with a message / chat function that allows you to privately communicate with Candidates. This is a unique function that has been built for speed and direct access.

This section details any reviews that have been left for the employer by candidates seeking employment.  This helps develop site integrity and pushes employers to maintain great standards of communication.

At the top of the main page in the Candidate Dashboard you have 'Settings' tab for Notifications. In this section you have the ability to switch 'On' and 'Off' the following notifications:

    • when new jobs are listed
    • when you are shortlisted for an interview
    • when you are rejected for a job
    • when you have a job interview meeting
    • when you are invited to apply for a job

Purchasing A Package & Add-On features

Employer Packages & Add on Features

With a Jobs Posting Package you can:

-List a vacancy that you have for a set number of days (duration varies depending on package type).

-Feature the job with an urgency banner (depending on the package type).

-Manage applications in the Employer Dashboard with notifications sent to you by email when candidates apply.

-Have applications sent directly to your own email address

-View applicants CV or download it and contact them directly via the chat message function.

There are 3 different Job Posting Packages available with varying number of total jobs you can post, the number of days the job is active and whether the job is featured or not.

With a CV Package you can:

-View Candidate Profiles

-Download candidate CVs

-Contact candidates directly by the message function

There are 3 different CV Packages available with a varying number of profiles you can view and CVs you can download.

To purchase a package you must have an Employer user account. Head over to the Packages and Pricing page and select the package you wish to purchase. This will take you to our secure checkout where you can complete your order.

All orders paid for by 'Card' or 'Paypal' will be completed immediately and your package should show in your user dashboard.

Orders paid for by bank transfer will be delayed until we verify payment has been made. Once approved your package will be availble to use from your Dashboard.

All complete orders will be sent an email detailing their purchase with an attached invoice.

If you have any questions or queries regarding your packages or payments, please email our accounts team at accounts@assign.co.uk

There are 3 types of employer add-on features that can be purchased on the AIO Hiring Platform:

-Featured Job Add-On

-Urgent Job Add-On

-Featured Employer Add-On

Featured Job Add-On

The featured job add-on installs a 'featured' banner to the active job  posting to make it stand out.  More importantly this feature pushes the job to the top of search results.

Urgent Job Add-On

The 'Urgent Job' feature adds a banner across the face of the company logo in the job listing.  This draws attention to the advert and implies the urgency of the job being filled.  

Featured Employer Add-On

The featured employer add-on installs a 'featured' banner to the employer profile to make it stand out.  More importantly this feature pushes the employer profile to the top of search results.

To purchase the 'Featured Job' add on feature, employers must first have an active job. 

From the 'Manage Jobs' tab in the employer dashboard click the 'star' for the job you would like featured.  This will redirect you to our secure checkout where you can complete your order.

All orders paid for by 'Card' or 'Paypal' will be completed immediately and your active job will be amended immediately.  

Orders paid for by bank transfer will be delayed until we verify payment has been made. Once approved your job will be amended to 'featured'.  

All complete orders will be sent an email detailing their purchase with an attached invoice.

If you have any questions or queries regarding your packages or payments, please email our accounts team at accounts@assign.co.uk

To purchase the 'Urgent Job' add-on feature, employers must first have an active job. 

From the 'Packages & Pricing' page click on the featured add-on you want to purchase and this will redirect you to our secure checkout where you can complete your order.

All orders paid for by 'Card' or 'Paypal' will be completed immediately and you can then choose the job you want to make urgent from your dashboard under the 'Manage Jobs' tab.  

Orders paid for by bank transfer will be delayed until we verify payment has been made. Once approved you can then choose the job you want to make urgent from your dashboard under the 'Manage Jobs' tab.  

All complete orders will be sent an email detailing their purchase with an attached invoice.

If you have any questions or queries regarding your packages or payments, please email our accounts team at accounts@assign.co.uk

To purchase the 'Featured Employer' add on feature, employers must first have an active profile. 

From the 'Packages & Pricing' page click on the featured add-on you want to purchase and this will redirect you to our secure checkout where you can complete your order.

All orders paid for by 'Card' or 'Paypal' will be completed immediately and your active company profile will be amended immediately.  

Orders paid for by bank transfer will be delayed until we verify payment has been made. Once approved your company profile will be amended to 'featured'.  

All complete orders will be sent an email detailing their purchase with an attached invoice.

If you have any questions or queries regarding your packages or payments, please email our accounts team at accounts@assign.co.uk

Candidate Add-On Features

There are 3 types of candidate add-on features that can be purchased on the AIO Hiring Platform:

-Featured Candidate Add-On

-Urgent Candidate Add-On

-Download Professional CV Add-On

Featured Candidate Add-On

The featured candidate add-on installs a 'featured' banner to your active candidate profile to make it stand out.  More importantly this feature pushes your profile the top of search results.

Urgent Candidate Add-On

This add-on feature places an 'urgent' banner across your candidate profile making it stand out and indicates to employers that you are urgently seeking employment and available immediately.

Download Professional CV Add-On

This feature works best when you have a comprehensive and detailed profile complete with skills, education and experience.  The candidate dashboard has been built with various CV layouts that can be purchased as an add on feature, 

To purchase the 'Featured  Candidate' add on feature, candidates must first have active candidate profile which is at least 70% complete. 

From the 'Packages & Pricing' page click on the 'Featured Candidate' add-on you want to purchase and this will redirect you to our secure checkout where you can complete your order.

All orders paid for by 'Card' or 'Paypal' will be completed immediately and your active candidate profile will be amended immediately.  

Orders paid for by bank transfer will be delayed until we verify payment has been made. Once approved your candidate profile will be amended to 'featured'.  

All complete orders will be sent an email detailing their purchase with an attached invoice.

If you have any questions or queries regarding your packages or payments, please email our accounts team at accounts@assign.co.uk

To purchase the 'Urgent Candidate' add on feature, candidates must first have active candidate profile which is at least 70% complete. 

From the 'Candidate Add-On Pricing' page click on the 'Urgent Candidate' add-on you want to purchase and this will redirect you to our secure checkout where you can complete your order.

All orders paid for by 'Card' or 'Paypal' will be completed immediately and your active candidate profile will be amended immediately.  

Orders paid for by bank transfer will be delayed until we verify payment has been made. Once approved your candidate profile will be amended to 'featured'.  

All complete orders will be sent an email detailing their purchase with an attached invoice.

If you have any questions or queries regarding your packages or payments, please email our accounts team at accounts@assign.co.uk

Built into the candidate dashboard is the ability to download a variety of professional CVs. 

This feature works best when you have a comprehensive profile with detailed skills, education and experience. 

To purchase the 'Download Professional CV Add-On, go to the 'My Resume' tab in the candidate dashboard.  Ensure you have a completed the cover letter (personal profile) and all the relevant details you want shown on the downloaded CV.  

Then click the 'eye' to preview the design you like before purchasing.  This will redirect you to our secure checkout where you can complete your order.

All orders paid for by 'Card' or 'Paypal' will be completed immediately and your downloadable CV will be available in the 'My Resume' tab of your candidate dashboard.    

Orders paid for by bank transfer will be delayed until we verify payment has been made. Once approved your downloadable CV will be available in the 'My Resume' tab of your candidate dashboard.    

All complete orders will be sent an email detailing their purchase with an attached invoice.

If you have any questions or queries regarding your packages or payments, please email our accounts team at accounts@assign.co.uk

Locum

Candidates

For clinical staff you must be GDC registered to join our locum team.

You can complete the locum form here and one of our team will be in touch to verify your details and complete the compliance process.

Assign Dental Recruitment has an extremely competetive rate of pay for locum staff. The rate of pay is dependent on the position and experience.

Dental nurses and receptionists are payed via our payroll on PAYE. Payment is made weekly in arears on the Friday of the week following.

Other DCPs including dentists and hygienists are paid directly by practices as Self Employed workers.

Employers

To book a locum you must first agree to our terms and conditions of business for the supply of agency workers. Please use this form to get in touch and let us know of the booking details.

You can also call us on 02036332033, send us an email to info@assign.co.uk, or call / whatsapp our 24 hour mobile number.

Please contact us and one of our team will be in touch. They will discuss your requirements and send you the terms of business and service rates relevant to your requirement.

General

Yes, we still offer traditional recruitment as part of our services.  

Employers can contact us with their recruitment needs and we can offer our 'Bespoke Service' to them, where one of our consultants take care of the recruitment process. Contact us for further information.

Candidates seeking employment can register with us in the same way.  To get the ball rolling, send us your CV and a short message and one of our team will be in touch.

To access the Resource Centre, you must register as a user on our site.  

It can be accessed using the 'Resource Centre' tab in the user dashboard.

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