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Document legalisation is a proper weird thing. No one knows what it is until they find out they need to do it, then they’re suddenly dropped into a whirlwind of deadlines, embassies, and fancy-sounding words like Apostille.
To compound the misery, it normally comes at a pretty stressful period in their lives, too – when they’re moving abroad. Having to deal with document legalisation is the last thing you need on your plate when you’re trying to relocate your entire life.
Now, if you’re hiring people for jobs overseas, you want to make sure they have the best transition into their new job possible. You could probably do without panicked emails and stressed phone calls trying to figure out embassy processes. Even if you’ve got a basic understanding of document legalisation, you might not be fully up-to-date with the newest legalisation requirements.
That’s where Vital Consular’s Corporate Club comes in. It’s a godsend for people who hire for jobs overseas – it takes away all the stress, leaves you with happy candidates, and gives you a whole host of other benefits. And it’s free.
Benefits: Hiring for jobs overseas
There are boatloads of benefits to joining our free Corporate Club – for both you and your candidates.
We’ll start with the big one – reduced legalisation rates. If you’re a member of the Corporate Club, your candidates get discounts on their legalisation. Obviously that’s going to be a big plus for you too if you’re a recruiter – it’s an incentive to use you rather than your competitors. The cost of document legalisation shocks a lot of people, so any way they can save money is going to be a massive bonus.
Every member of our Corporate Club gets a dedicated account manager to oversee their candidates and legalisation. They’ll guide your candidates through the process, on hand to help with any issues, taking them off your plate. And, if you have any questions about your candidate’s legalisation, you know exactly who to talk to. On top of that, you (and your candidates) get country specific legalisation guides to help out with any basic questions you might have, as well as help sheets for countries that have extra steps.
All members of our Corporate Club get priority service as standard, so you’ll be able to get bums in seats quicker. And think about it – the faster the documents are ready, the sooner your candidates can start their role. If you’re a recruiter, the sooner they start, the sooner you get paid.
Referring people to us is a piece of cake, too – our Welcome Pack takes care it for you. Oh, and just a little cherry on top of an already delicious cake, you’ll get a free colour scan of your candidate’s documents, meaning you can get the Visa application started earlier, speeding the process up.
Joining our Corporate Club not only takes all the stress of legalisation away from you and your candidates, but it also saves them money and gets them in the job faster. Reputation is important, and by joining our Corporate Club you’re doing everything you can to make the process of relocation a smooth ride for your candidates. That’s only going to reflect well on you, and it’ll cost you nothing.
Let’s meet a couple of the key members of the Corporate team, so you have an idea of who you’ll be dealing with.
Meet the Team
Job role? – Sales Director
Where are you from? – Leeds
How long have you worked for Vital? – 8 years in January
What do you like about working here? – I’ve always been told to treat the business as my own. That gives me lots of scope to introduce any new ideas I have and always keeps me thinking.
As Sales Director, Sarah oversees the sales process for the whole company – Batley, London and Dubai. She monitors both incoming and outgoing sales and helps to keep all finances looking healthy!
Sarah’s my boss, so don’t be too surprised that everything I write is going to be massively positive. No, I’m kidding. Even if she wasn’t my boss it’d only be complimentary stuff, ‘cos Sarah’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.
I asked Sarah how she’d spend a typical weekend, and she said she loves to take her granddaughter out on adventures – aww. Aside chaperoning a toddler, Sarah’s a bit of a foodie who loves to cook. You’ll often find her eating and drinking too much, apparently. As someone with a front row seat for her daily raids of Emma’s crisp drawer, I definitely don’t believe that at all.
In her spare time, Sarah’s also renovating an old house that she’s fairly certain is haunted. We’re talking unexplained bangs, strange noises, ghostly footsteps along empty corridors. Sort of thing Derek Acorah would love. Never a dull moment!
When she’s not watching British crime dramas on TV with Casper the Friendly Ghost, Sarah loves catching up with her friends, which can involve the occasional glass of gin (and maybe, every now and again, a karaoke machine). Her favourite songs are Your Song by Elton John and Superstition by Stevie Wonder, although she did once shock us in the office by requesting Nirvana’s Nevermind album on the daily playlist. Andy nearly fell off his chair.
I can’t put into words how welcoming Sarah was when I first applied for this job. From the first time I spoke to her on the phone for a telephone interview, she couldn’t have made me feel more comfortable the whole way through my onboarding process. It really helped me starting my job, and she’s supported me ever since. I know I could go to Sarah with any issue I had and she’d do whatever she could to help. She’s just that sort of person.
Job role? – Corporate Account Manager
Where are you from? – Batley
How long have you worked here? – Nearly 8 years
What do you like about working here? – Everyone looks out for each other here. Management are lovely, and they can’t do enough for their staff.
Emma’s in charge of the Corporate accounts here at Vital, so it’s lucky for you that she’s an absolute delight.
First things first – Emma loves musical theatre. If you ever happen to be near our Batley office, don’t be surprised if you hear the Les Mis soundtrack blasting out (the Original 1985 London Cast Recording, that is. Don’t even think about coming here trying to play the Hugh Jackman one, she’d chase you out of the door). Emma volunteers at a local musical theatre society, acting as treasurer and licensee, and she also helps out with stage managing and anything else they need her to do.
When she’s not busy being the Wonder Woman of amdram, you can find Emma relaxing at home watching sport on TV, probably with a beer. She likes all sorts – rugby mainly, but also tennis, F1 and motorsport (she goes to the Isle of Man to watch the TT when she can).
Emma’s lived in a fair few exciting places all over the world, so she’s well suited to the international nature of document legalisation. From Batley to Spain to Papua New Guinea, she’s been all over. ‘Cos of that, she’s got a great understanding of other cultures and that’s something that comes in really handing when dealing with people all over the world.
When I asked Emma her favourite song we had a bit of a kerfuffle. She couldn’t decide. She thought of one, then another, then asked if she could make a playlist, then asked if she could choose 5, and eventually we settled on three – one English, one Spanish, and one from musical theatre (obviously). Her favourite Spanish song is Solamente Tú by Pablo Alborán, her favourite English song is Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri (her daughters used to love it) and her favourite musical song is One Day More from Les Mis, especially when she’s blasting it out full volume on the motorway.
Emma’s someone else who’s always been there to help me. Any time I’ve had an issue or been confused about anything, she’s one of the first people I ask. Even if she doesn’t immediately know she always goes out of her way to find out for me. If there’s something Emma can do to help, she’ll do it. She’s always the first in in the morning and she’s one of the last to leave at the end of the day.
I won’t introduce the entire team personally in this blog, but you can have a photo of our smiley faces:
And we’re not just a bunch of pretty faces – between our legalisation team there’s way over 100 years of combined experience. They’re in daily contact with all the embassies, so they all know all the ins-and-outs and can guide you through the minefield of legalisation with ease. If you ever have to deal with hiring for jobs overseas, joining our Corporate Club, for FREE, is an absolute must. Why put it off?
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