Does recruitment really need to be so expensive?

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September 17, 2021
Does recruitment really need to be so expensive?
Going through a recruitment agency can be a tiresome process for employees and employers alike. To boot, traditional recruiters typically charge businesses a significant fee for the privilege too.
At Fielder, we think it’s time for a rethink. 
These days, people value things that are instant and things that are easy. For businesses and jobseekers, Fielder is both.

We’ve built our platform around one thing: people. We all believe and live by our principles, which are all designed to challenge the status quo and bring fairness to employment.

In order to make a real change to the way we work and look for work, we believe we have to go way back to the start and look at how recruitment itself works.

In the UK, much employment is sought and found via recruitment agencies. Of course, there’s a place for these services in a world where employers are time-stretched and under pressure to fill openings as quickly as possible.

The truth is though, recruitment agencies aren’t cheap. A recent study found they typically charge a fee of anywhere between 15% to 20% of annual salary for most roles. This can rise as high as 25% for positions that are tricker to fill.
The cost of this commission obviously has an effect on how much a business can afford to pay their staff...THAT'S YOU

Why so expensive? Well, this type of work requires a real manual effort, lots of form-filling and chasing. 
Surely there’s a better (and less costly) way for businesses to find the right staff for the right jobs?

That’s where we come in.

Our core platform – which uses AI wizardry to match employers with the right people based on their skills, work history and flexibility – is free for everyone. We also offer more in-depth recruitment services, which clock in at around 3% - not 15% or 25%...

In short, we think the Notorious B.I.G was right: Mo Money, Mo Problems indeed.

Our mission is to offer employees ethical and equal opportunities that pay you more while saving employers cash, time, and admin headaches so they can focus on their business.

Oh, and we also offer visible accessible training and pathways so people can upskill and land their dream job.

If you’re a business, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us today to get started on a more efficient way of finding work.

If you’re looking for a job, then make sure your profile is up to date so we can match you with the right employers and make everyone’s lives easier.

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