Tips from the employer: Capita Finance

Over the coming weeks we are going to bring you a series of Q&A’s from our clients, local businesses and industry professionals.

We want to provide you with tips and advice that you can take away and use in preparation for your next.

Who are you and what do you do?

Capita Financial Group delivers cost effective and sophisticated fund administration solutions for investment managers of collective investment schemes.

How many people do you employ? In which divisions?

Our NAV Production team currently consists of 21 staff

What are the most important things that you look for in an interview?

An ability to communicate effectively, proof that the interviewee has researched the position/company and understands what role they are interviewing for and a sign that the interviewee has a good work ethic and an ability to regularly hit tight deadlines

Do you remember a time when hiring someone went very wrong?

Yes, we’ve experienced problems with referencing and other employment checks in the past

What 3 things do you look for in a recruitment agency?

An ability to source good candidates that are relevant for our roles, competitive rates and helpful/personable staff

What would make a new employee stand out in your business?

A ‘can do’ mentality and an eagerness to learn and an ability to quickly adapt to our processes

What advice do you have for someone that is unemployed?

I’m no expert in this area but I’d advise to look at jobs outside their comfort zone, up skill to increase their employability and maybe consider volunteering temporarily to increase experience levels but most importantly they shouldn’t lose heart.

What makes a great member of staff?