Deciding to take that jump into a new career path is exciting, but we know sometimes it can be nerve-wracking. To help you better prepare for a career at Bancroft, we put together a helpful guide illustrating what most candidates experience in the interview process and the early stages of onboarding.
What to expect during your interview and onboarding.
Apply Online – You’ll apply through our job portal, which will require you to create a login. Be sure to record your username and password so you can check in on the status of your application(s). On average the application process takes about 15 minutes.
Phone Screening – A recruiter will call you to discuss the job you applied for, or suggest other positions that may be a good fit based on your experience. They will ask you more about your work experience and provide you with an overview of the position and its requirements. This is a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.
Interview – If you qualify based on your phone screening, you will be scheduled to interview with the hiring manager either in person or video. Here you will learn more about the day-to-day of the job and expectations. You’ll have a chance to talk in more detail about questions you have and get a feel for the program in which you’d be working and the people you’d be working with.
Observation – Depending on the role, a second round of interviews may be required in order for you to spend more time observing the team at work, so that you have a better idea of the role. Your recruiter will work directly with you to schedule any follow up interviews.
Offer – After completing all interviews and the team agrees you’d be a great addition, the recruiter will reach out with a verbal offer followed by a written offer via email.
Pre-employment Checks – Once you sign off on the written offer, you’ll complete a series of checks including criminal background check, physical and drug screening. The nature of our work at Bancroft requires these checks. Your recruiter will send you an email with everything you need to complete these steps. Be sure to read it carefully. We are here to help guide you through this process if you have any questions or concerns. This process typically takes around 2 weeks.
NSO – New Staff Orientation is your bootcamp of sorts to make sure you have all the information you need to start your job successfully. You’ll learn more about Bancroft, our Core Values and policies as well as trainings important to your particular role, such as CPR certifications. NSO is typically one week at our training facility in Cherry Hill, NJ (corporate employees need only attend day one of NSO).
On-the-job-training – Each Bancroft program has specific on the job training that includes shadowing, special training sessions and online modules to complete. This typically lasts for 3-6 weeks, with additional and ongoing trainings with your colleagues throughout the year.
Grow with us – Now that you’re part of the team, we encourage you to explore all the growth opportunities that exist.
We know that starting a new job can be overwhelming. We encourage our employees to take note of their Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP), a special advocate assigned to help you with any questions you have about your job and benefits. You can call or meet with this person throughout your time at Bancroft and all of your conversations are completely confidential. You will also be supported by your manager and co-workers, who will be there for you day in and day out – your new team!
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