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RedEarth is a leading international rec2rec firm, we have developed specialist knowledge of the recruitment markets in Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan & China. Our clients are some of the most exciting and market leading employers in the industry, and as recruitment continues to boom worldwide they are increasingly on the lookout for talented individuals.
This section of the website is all about answering those questions every professional recruiter needs answering before taking the decision to further your recruitment career overseas. If the information you are looking for isn’t listed below please get in touch, we’re more than happy to answer all your questions whether this is something you definitely want to do or if this is fact finding exercise to see if it might be of interest now or in the future.
1. How does the interview process work?
Typically a three to four stage interview process: the 1st stage will be an initial phone interview; the 2nd stage will typically be a more in depth phone or skype based interview; the 3rd stage will typically be a ‘meet the team’ skype based interview; and the 4th stage will be a final chat with the MD/Divisional Director.
2. How do they make an offer?
Offers will be made verbally either at final stage interview or more typically via RedEarth once the interview process is complete. Offers made via RedEarth are initially emailed to us, once we have verbal acceptance an offer is then formalised in writing with an employment contract which is sent via email.
3. Do RedEarth help negotiate the best deal for me?
Yes. Part of our job is to ensure you get a fair deal for your experience and background, we will always try and get you the best total package available. Negotiation is typically done before a verbal offer is made. Most Employers are reluctant to negotiate once they have made an offer as they typically put their best offer on the table straight away.
4. How do salary packages work?
In Australia you will receive a base salary plus a pension amount which is called Superannuation. This is 9% of your total salary package therefore if you receive A$75,000 as a total package you will receive a base salary of A$68,807 plus A$6,192 will be paid into a superannuation fund which can be accessed upon retirement.
New Zealand do not have compulsory Super so you will just receive your base salary.
In Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong you will receive a base salary and potentially some benefits on top similar to the UK therefore this could be private healthcare or a car allowance etc.
5. What are the commission schemes like?
Quite simply the commission schemes will all vary depending on the employer but are generally better than what is currently on offer in the UK. On average most schemes pay between 20 to 30% on a monthly or quarterly basis. Some schemes will see you receiving as much as 40% once you hit a certain threshold eg 20% on billings up to 30k, 30% up to 40k and 40% thereafter (on a monthly basis)
6. How does the Visa process work?
99% of our clients our pre-approved by the relevant Government body to sponsor overseas applicants under a Temporary Business Visa arrangement. Visa’s last between 2 and 4 years depending on the country and typically can be extended. The visa application process is paid for and managed by the employer so the process is streamlined and paperwork is kept to a minimum.
Each country is slightly different but typically you will require 2 yrs recruitment experience plus a degree or 5 yrs recruitment experience without a degree. Lodgement generally takes 2 to 3 weeks. Once the application is lodged approval can take between 2 and 12 weeks depending on how quickly the Immigration Dept process the application. There is no way of controlling or anticipating how long this will take, unfortunately this is just a waiting game. In Asia the visa process is less stringent and as long as you have a degree you will be able to get a sponsored employer visa.
Whether you are a client looking to sponsor or a candidate looking for information on the visa process RedEarth would recommend talking to Quickvisas for all visa related questions - www.quickvisas.com.au
7. What documentation will I need to get a visa?
You will be guided through the visa process by your employer and/or immigration consultant, however you may want to ensure you have: a current passport (valid for at least 12 months); a current and up to date CV; evidence of qualifications (degree certificate) and; employment reference/s – these will need to be formal written references confirming job title, dates and key responsibilities, typically a template will be provided either by us or by your employer/immigration consultant.
8. Will I get any assistance with the relocation costs?
Typically you can expect some assistance with relocation from your employer, however this may vary dependent on the employer and the level of role. Some employers may offer to cover the cost of a flight and/or some initial accommodation when you first arrive in a serviced apartment or similar. You will need to find accommodation post this initial period. Relocation packages are negotiated towards the end of the interview process by us and we will endeavour to achieve the very best deal for you.
Employers will not typically cover removal or shipment costs however this may vary depending on the seniority of the role.
These websites are good for some general information, you can research cost of buying or renting a home, cost of living statistics, tax, healthcare and much much more:
Taxation – www.ato.gov.au
Healthcare – www.medicare-australia.com.au
Yellow Pages – www.yellowpages.com.au
Schools – www.australianschoolsdirectory.com.au
White Pages – www.whitepages.com.au
Eating/Restaurants – www.citysearch.com.au
Other Country website links coming soon!