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What is a retainer and why should I use it?

Posted over 3 years ago by Julia Williams
When doing business with us you will hear us talk about our “Retained service”. For recruiters like us this is simple language, but we understand for businesses who deal less frequently with recruiters that understanding our terminology can be a bit of a mind boggle.

What is a retainer?

To cut it short a retainer is our top-line service. It means that you will be working exclusively with us to recruit into your company.

Having just one agency partner is a simple way to reduce the time and money spent on recruitment, getting rid of candidate repetition, alongside reducing the volume of CVs to select from and interviews to conduct.

We believe that retainers are the best way for you experience the Pitch service, and by working exclusively with one of our consultants you will gain a more personal touch to your recruitment process. They will be able to share with you exclusive market knowledge from personal experiences and Pitch research, in addition to providing you with advice around benchmarking and candidate expectations to help guide your recruitment strategy and ensure you attract the best candidates for your business.

Who is a retainer ideal for?

Retainers can be ideal for multiple companies in the in-house and agency markets.

We have worked with a broad selection of clients on a retained basis for a variety of reasons from large scale company expansions which require a strategically drafted timeline of recruitment, to SMEs who need a little more support around how to recruit the best people for their business.

Retainers are also ideal for businesses who wish to split the cost of recruitment, allowing you to pay per stage in the recruitment process (rather than pay a larger fee at the end), making them an ideal choice for businesses looking to manage cashflow in todays economy but still expand their teams for the future.

What are the benefits of using a retainer?

This level of partnership means you receive our full attention with an added level of commitment from us in the form of a dedicated Account Manager who will work to prioritise and place your vacancies.

In addition to this you will also receive:

For more information about our retained offering, you can reach out to one of our dedicated consultants today.

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