“We don’t work with agencies, sorry” is a common response to recruiter calls. And we get it – we’ve been in positions where we’ve said it ourselves. As a scaling tech company, you can’t justify costly fees for candidates that might not work out. The potential benefits don’t outweigh the risks, which is why we’ve tipped the scales.

RecruitmentJunky was born out of a frustration of the way traditional recruitment is done. Our core mission is to support you in achieving yours. It’s how we’ve turned “We don’t work with agencies, sorry” into hundreds of hires for fast growth businesses across the technology sector.

Here’s how;

“We don’t work with agencies because of the cost”

Cashflow is king for any business and big upfront fees, a lack of transparent pricing and little promise of a positive ROI means many organisations are reluctant to partner with a recruiter. It’s exactly how we felt when we started the business – that’s why we always have and always will charge a 10% flat fee for every hire, regardless of the size of your business or the seniority of the role. We believe 10% is a fair fee that makes recruitment accessible to every business, wherever you are on your journey.

Big business shouldn’t have a monopoly on top talent and a flat 10% fee means no eye watering fees for game changing hires. These are the people that have the potential to take you from start-up to scale-up and beyond! Charging the same fees for every business guarantees recruitment best practice amongst our team. There’s no incentive to auction off the top talent to the highest bidders, just matching the best candidate to their perfect role.

“We don’t work with agencies because we don’t have the time”

Time is money – and when you lose it, there’s no getting it back. Having internal resources dedicated to your hiring needs is great but what happens when the workload scales beyond their capacity? Or what if their network doesn’t have the reach to find talent with the skills you need?

As your recruitment partner, we advocate working as an extension of your business. Investing quality time at the beginning of that partnership means we know your organisation, understand your culture and are better able to target quality candidates that will hit the ground running. We’ll work with your internal team and help you remove silos in your onboarding processes to boost employee engagement from day one. All these initial processes means we have an average time to hire of just 10 days.

“We don’t work with agencies because there’s no guarantee the hire will work out”

The cost of a poor hire is more than financial, it’s detrimental to your whole team dynamic. But so can the cost of not filling a desperately needed role within your business. Sometimes things don’t work out and we get that – but that shouldn’t mean your business should fit the bill if the worst happens. When we’re accountable for your success – unfortunate circumstances or tough luck don’t come into it.

We’re so confident we’ll make the right hire first time that we put our money where our mouth is. The #RecruitmentJunkyGuarantee is a promise to replace or refund unsuccessful hires in periods of 3,6 or 12 month depending on the seniority of the role. We won’t question, we won’t quibble – we’ll refund you 100% of your fee or resume the search at your request.

These are the main reasons growing organisations announce “we don’t work with agencies sorry. We understand the drivers behind those statements because we’ve worked in fast growth tech.

From our transparent fees to our #RecruitmentJunkyGuarentee, these systems were put in place to safeguard your investment in securing the best talent. Talent that will help your business grow! We’d love to hear more about your business and maybe help you write the next chapter of your growth story! Get in touch with our partnerships manager Kayleigh: kayleigh@recruitmentjunky.com.


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