Red Snapper Recruitment (RSR) delivers a successful candidate recruitment campaign & assessment day for FACT.


Working in both the UK and internationally, FACTís range of strategic and tactical solutions are designed to tackle crime and support businesses. Their due diligence service provide insights that ensure organisations can assess risk and make informed decisions. The due diligence team work across jurisdictions globally, and as such speak various languages.

FACT sought the help of RSRís specialist team of expert recruiters, to source researchers for the due diligence team, to meet increased customer demand. 

Working in partnership with FACT, RSR designed a bespoke assessment day consisting of a pre-assessment day personality test, an in house case study test, and competency based interviews.  

Working at pace the recruitment team quickly arranged the assessment day to attract a number of researchers with level 5 proficiencies in Arabic, Farsi and Mandarin.

Using the Groups Assets

  • The assessment day was hosted at the Red Snapper Groups training and assessment facility based in Aldgate, London.  Red Snapper Learning (RSL) host a number of training events in London for both public and private sector organisations Ė
  • The assessment day was marketed with an advertising campaign, published across the Red Snapper Media (RSM) platforms , and on social media.
  • Online Testing Facility. A pre-assessment Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ) was sent to all applicants in the process. The OPQ is a widely accepted personality test for use in the workplace. It helps organizations understand how aspects of an individualís behaviour will affect his or her performance at work

Assessment day at RSG London Offices

Stage one Ė Test Case

22 applicants attended on the day and completed the test case.  The applicants were required to write a comprehensive summary of an example compliance case, highlighting the key facts from the document that were relevant to the business area. The purpose of the test was to assess the applicantsí ability to take in information and present back their summaries in a clear and concise format.

(The test was then marked by the interview panel and all successful applicants moved to stage 2 of the process)

Stage Two Ė The interview

The 14 applicants who passed the initial test moved on to the Competency Based Interview conducted by a member of the FACT team. The interview panel was formed of HR representatives and a line manager from FACT.

Stage three Ė Short list

Following the interviews, applicants with the highest score overall were offered a position. 10 candidates secured a researcher role based in FACTís due diligence team.


All applicants that attended on the day were provided a development report from the OPQ testing, giving them information about their strengths and weaknesses on the competencies important for success in a researcher position. The report also provided applicants valuable on the job tips and suggestions to help them excel in the workplace.


By managing the scheduling and logistics of the assessment day, it allowed FACT to take the time to focus on the interview and selection of their specialist team of researchers and the result was 9 new starters in FACTís due diligence team.