As a legal recruitment agency we are unique in our approach. We try to be as open about everything we do as possible and this includes our fee structure. Our fees are transparent and we offer a variety of recruitment solutions. People often ask the question online “how much do recruitment agencies charge” and their search for answers is fruitless.
When you recruit through us there are five options as follows:
1. One-Off Permanent Recruitment
18% fees based on the first year salary or package. 3 month standard recruitment industry rebate. Option to pay monthly over 12 months with a similar rebate period at no extra cost. You can also elect to pay 10% fees over 2 years, paid monthly.
NB: Please contact us to request a quote for permanent recruitment if you are a high street solicitors firm, sole practitioner or undertake LAA (legal aid) funded work – discounts available. Email email@example.com.
2. Retained Consultancy
Instruct us as a sole supplier for 4+ weeks, let us advertise the vacancy in the legal press and we discount our rates. Quotations available on request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Locum Recruitment
18% fees invoiced monthly. We are always happy to agree a fee to end our involvement or for candidates moving into permanent roles from locum arrangements.
4. Unlimited Legal Recruitment
From just £60 per month – this option requires you to sign up with us in advance of the recruitment process. 3 or 5 year term. Details can be found at www.tenpercentunlimited.co.uk
5. Sale, Purchase or Merger of a Solicitors’ Firm
We charge a fixed fee, agreed in advance, to the buyer of a law firm. No other fees are payable by any party.
Options 1,2 and 3 are success fees; you only pay us if we are successful in finding you a suitable member of staff and you employ them.
Option 2 is a tailored service to fit your requirements. We can pre-interview candidates, we can run an assessment exercise, commission your advertising, handle all enquiries, prepare and sift through application forms and negotiate any offers.
Ten Percent Unlimited (Option 4) is a monthly fee service – you pay to access the service whether you use it or not and whether we are successful in finding you staff, but there are no other fees other than . Since 2011 over 100 UK law firms have signed up to option 4.
We are not aware of any other recruitment agencies in the UK offering 12 or 24 month rebate periods or unlimited recruitment packages.
How do we compare with other agencies? Hard to tell! Most employment agencies will not publish their fee structure and are usually reluctant to release the information generally. We understand that the Venn Group charge 30% fees for locum assignments and we imagine a lot of the other larger sized companies are at a similar level. Randstad charge 25% for placements over £40,000 salary. Generally we think the larger agencies tend to be around 25% and upwards for all aspects of recruitment, with the smaller recruiters offering anything from 25% down to 15%. Whether or not a recruitment agency will be successful in finding staff is another matter entirely…
Having read the above you may be wondering, quite rightly, why we are called Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment if we charge 18% fees generally. Good question! We offer fees of 10% spread over 24 monthly instalments if preferred, but the main reason is because we donate 10% of our profits to charity every year. Further details can be found at www.ten-percent.co.uk/charitable-trust.
To request a copy of our terms and conditions for each option please email email@example.com