Supplying candidates for sub-contracting mainly within the Hospitality and Catering Industries, the company also has a large portfolio of candidates in other industries and categories.
We met Martin Spiteri, the company’s Operations Manager, who outlined how the corporate philosophy is to find the right job for the right candidates at the best conditions on the market. It was with this philosophy in mind that Permit Hub, a sister company, was created earlier this year.
Permit Hub eases an employer’s workload by offering a one stop shop approach to permit processing. This includes handling applications for the necessary work permits, offering support in Visa processing, legal advice and setting up of medical appointments and obtaining the necessary insurances. As an extra step to save clients’ time and resources, Permit Hub also offer the option of submitting the applications on their behalf.
The benefits of using a company like Permit Hub are clear. It enables businesses to focus on their core operations by saving time and resources and leave the laborious task of work permit applications to experts in the field. When it comes to recruitment, candidate placements are done on two levels.
“In the first case, the chosen applicants are employed by us, and they are then subcontracted to the client,” explains Martin. “We also have clients looking for direct recruitment. In this case, Permit Hub would still handle the A-Z of permit applications, but the selected candidates would be employed directly with our client.” Several local businesses took up this option of recruiting third country nationals soon after Permit Hub started offering this service.
The process of sourcing individuals from Non-EU countries is extremely time consuming. Among other tasks, Permit Hub handles the collection of all the necessary and relevant documentation from the candidates, whilst asking them to take any needed vaccinations.
M Recruitment are members of top international recruitment platforms around the world. This, together with a dedicated team of recruiters focusing on specific markets based on the clients´ needs, ensures that they attract the right talent. “As one can realise, this is an extremely time-consuming exercise for a business,” Martin tells us, “but thanks to our experience in the sector and links to recruitment centres around the world, we make sure that the whole process is handled in an efficient and timely manner.”
M Recruitment carries out a pre-screening exercise on behalf of the client. This involves filtering CVs that are received, and then conducting first level interviews with shortlisted candidates over an online video call.
If the applicant ticks the right boxes (good spoken English, smart appearance, right amount of experience for the job in question etc) his or her details are passed on to the client for subsequent interviews. Martin tells us that when recruiting third country nationals, M Recruitment assists clients by taking over the tedious job of ensuring that the candidate has a clean background, obtaining the necessary references, ensuring that the CV is indeed a “Bona Fide” CV, and that the candidate has good spoken English. When it comes to processing work permit applications, Permit Hub assist by ensuring that all references and documents are translated into English and resent on official letterheads and that all documents are scanned properly and are legible.
Another sister company within the M Recruitment Group, Kwikleen, offers Cleaning Services. Launched in 2019 and initially targeting households looking for a regular and reliable housekeeper, the service is now also being offered to commercial entities.
Kwikleen’s list of corporate clients include offices and hotels. Kwikleen offers two services – normal cleaning and deep cleaning. Deep cleaning is often requested by landlords who want to prepare their property for new tenants. Properties can vary from a simple apartment to a multi-room guest house/block of apartments.
All cleaners employed with Kwikleen have previous experience in the sector and are English speaking, ensuring better communication with property owners.