Gill: So recruitment agencies and recruiting using recruitment agencies can be quite problematic. Sometimes they can give really quick responses enabling companies to recruit very quickly into a role. But then typically they charge from 17-25% of the salary, which i find is quite an expensive way to recruit an individual.
There are new ways of working now and People Puzzles certainly work with a company who for a set fee are able to attract and search for candidates, do all of the pre-selection. So that the people who come forward are shortlisted against our requirements. This certainty of a set fee means that you know exactly what you’re paying upfront, which is certainly much cheaper, usually between £1,000-£1,200 per vacancy. This is also much more inline with partnership work with people which we really appreciate.
Gill Watcham, People Director