Comparing Recruitment Models

Choose the recruitment model that is right for your business

In today’s market, choosing the right recruitment approach has become more critical than ever. The array of available models, from traditional job boards to specialised strategies like contingent, exclusive, and retained recruitment, can often leave businesses perplexed about which model to choose.

One size does not fit all, and this is why we provide our clients with a choice of approaches that are as unique as the businesses they support.

Contingent Recruitment: Multi-Agency

If you are looking to recruit for multiple positions within the same department/job role our contingent recruitment model could be right for you. When recruiting for individual roles, be aware that increasing the number of agencies you work with does not always lead to the best results (See our Exclusive and Retained models).

Exclusive Recruitment: 4-week commitment

The exclusive recruitment model narrows the focus, emphasising a more personal approach to talent acquisition. Making a commitment to work with us exclusively enables us to invest more time and resources into your recruitment campaign, effectively working as your internal recruitment team.

In addition to receiving a discounted fee %, and enhanced features (such as staged payments or an extended rebate), you will maximise your time and cost savings and reduce ‘time to hire’.

Retained Recruitment: Partnership

Retained recruitment takes collaboration to a new level. By forging a committed partnership between businesses and recruitment experts, this model strives for the utmost precision in candidate selection. Our retained service includes all of the benefits you receive with our exclusive recruitment model and more. Retained recruitment is the best option for hard-to-fill, or critical vacancies, with your retainer being used to pay for enhanced / niche advertising, and additional features which maximise your time and cost savings.


Artificial intelligence (AI) advertising & filtering

Our Artificial Intelligence (AI) vacancy advertising and filtering service is extremely cost-effective when compared to advertising your role directly (£199 for 4 weeks).

Your vacancy will have a wider reach, advertised on 3 of the big 4 job boards (Indeed, CV Library, and Reed). It will also be advertised on The Burford Recruitment Company job board, which in addition to being Google Jobs enabled, receives over 1000 local candidate visitors each month.

By utilising AI to filter and score your applications we reduce the time you waste reviewing unsuitable candidates making it an attractive choice for small businesses seeking to tap into a larger talent pool.