Our approach is multi-faceted and evidence based with a strong focus on capability and culture fit. Both are equally important in ensuring your success at Noggin. We want to be sure that you’ll be able to perform well in your role at Noggin and that we can offer you the right opportunities to continue to develop your career long-term.
To ensure that we hire the best and brightest, we usually follow a three to four stage interview process. This starts with a phone screen, followed by a discovery interview and skills assessment. The final stage of the process is our culture interview. You can find out more about each stage below.
The phone interview is focused on better understanding what makes you tick and whether Noggin is the right place for you to unleash your potential.
If we find it’s a mutual match, we’ll then bring you in for a discovery interview to meet the hiring manager (and some other Noggins) to tell us more about your work history, achievements and how you like to solve problems. Of course, we’d love to answer some of your questions too.
After the discovery interview, assuming all goes well, we’ll then ask you to complete an assessment which is usually a sample of the kind of work you’d be doing in your role and may involve an interview component as well.
Finally, the culture interview is focused on understanding whether the fit goes both ways and we share common values. We will ask you questions about the type of people, culture and environment that would see you flourish. You are, after all, going to be spending a lot of time with your fellow Noggins – so we want to make sure we get this right!
We’re a pragmatic bunch who loves to solve complex problems – and so we like to make sure that you do too! This is why we will typically ask you to complete some kind of skills assessment during the interview process. The skills assessments can be anything from a technical test to a role play, or even a presentation on some of the work you’ve produced in your career so far.
Of course it won’t be all of these – we tailor each assessment to suit the nature of the work you’ll be doing with us and what’s most important to your success.
Reference checks are our way of bringing the whole process together, they’re the ‘cherry on top’ so to speak. We don’t just use them to ask pass/fail questions and make sure you turned up to work on time – that doesn’t add value. Instead, we like to get insights from your past employers and colleagues on what you’re really good at, where you might need additional support and how to set you up for success by managing you in a way that you respond well to.
We’re a collaborative, communicative bunch of people and so we like to keep you updated throughout your journey as a candidate with Noggin. We will work with you to schedule in each stage of the interview process at a time that works for you as well as us – and we use the latest in recruitment technology to do this. Regardless of the outcome of your application or interviews, we will always give you an update as soon as practical – usually within a week or so.