A Fresh Approach

Recruitment fees, explained

We’ve been on the other side of the fence, so we know that recruitment fees are a cost that can sometimes feel like a risk. What if the candidate doesn’t work out? What if things change? That’s why we offer two simple models that offer protection against these scenarios.

Option one is a simple 20% of the candidate’s first year’s salary, spread over three payments – 1/3 on first interview, 1/3 on offer, 1/3 on candidate start date.

You get a 6-month free replacement, and we will never offer your candidates to any other clients – they’re all yours.

Option two is a simple single payment of 25% of the candidate’s first year’s salary on their start date. In this case, you’d get a 3-month free replacement.

But some recruiters work for less…

That’s because they do less. Indeed, the less you pay a recruiter, the less they do. It’s only commercial…

We’ve been asked a few times if we’d work at 10%, for instance – because that’s what other recruiters are working to. Here’s why we’d never do that:

  • We never want to be in a position where one candidate is worth 20% to one client, and 10% to another. It’s not commercial from our point of view, and would disadvantage the one at 10%.
  • We are headhunters. Most recruiters are not – they use job ads or their database and hope for a response. Our approach is not the same as the 10% recruiters who take on large volumes of business with an aim of achieving a 20% win rate.
  • We work our fee! Our process is forensic, involving screening, testing and continued support throughout the process.

Our
Process

Our process is not quite like other recruiters. We don’t use job ads – we headhunt at every level. It all starts with a brief – a full, thorough brief with probing questions about values and the team environment. With that, we can search the available market and find the right people quickly. We’ll screen them, acting as a first interviewer, before helping you manage the whole process through to their first day on the job.

Screened
Candidates

When we talk about screening, we’re not just talking about a five-minute interview. We probe their experience, their motivations, their ambitions and we only ever send the candidates we feel will make the biggest difference – and that will be excited by the prospect of working with you.