Recruitment agencies that are transparent about their commission structure are rare.
It takes a level of authenticity and transparency to publicise it. And it usually means the agency doing so’s pretty up front about what it’s really like to work for them and what you can expect in general.
Less cloak and dagger and “selling the dream”. More good, honest, up-front recruiting.
These eleven brands – all currently hiring on Hunted incidentally – are proud of their commission structure. And put it up there, bold as brass on their Hunted profile.
Whether you’re in the market for a move yourself and you want to see what else is out there, or you’re just curious to see how your current scheme stacks up, you can trust these companies to give you the full picture.
And their list of benefits goes well beyond knowing how much you’ll be taking home every month.
Without further ado.
BIE Executive launched in 1996 and have grown significantly in the 23 years since their inception. They work on large scale transformation projects in Finance, HR, Tech, Supply Chain and Procurement.
Their consultative style’s allowed the team to develop incredibly strong relationships with their clients. It helps that they’re able to offer a selection of recruitment-driven solutions too. They’re based in the City to be easily accessible to their clients. This also enables easier commutes.
Home-working, private health insurance and a bit of a knees up on Friday are just some of the reasons BIE’s a great place to work.
Flexible working isn’t just about being able to start a bit later, and finish a bit earlier. It’s also not about working from home one day a week, every week.
It’s about having extended lunches to fit in that gym session. It’s about finishing at 3pm on a Friday to embrace the weekend. That’s what New Chapter offer as standard.
With offices in Leeds, London and Manchester, the work across Consumer, FMCG and Retail, and have great relationships with some enviable clients such as Coca-Cola, Lindt and Laurent Perrier.
The Independent Recruiter Hub’s a support network and toolkit for experienced, entrepreneurial Recruiters looking to set up their own business.
They’ve taken away a lot of the barriers – and by extension, a lot of the pain – involved in setting up on your own. They’ll cover website design, ads every month on job boards, accounting services, financial and legal support. Leaving you to focus on bringing on clients and making placements.
You’ll be keeping the vast majority of your revenue too. And in addition to all that, there’s an incentive to earn an additional £25K a year for yourself on top of your sizeable commission.
Harrington Starr have offices in London and New York. And supply the world’s leading financial services companies with technology and sales staff from these two bases.
They’re very well known in their sector. Harrington Starr’s CEO is a driving force behind the brand. Guest speaker at industry events, award winning in his own right and an all round great guy.
With a stellar marketing team that creates industry publications for the FinTech community, you’ll have an advantage over your competitors when you pick up the phone to clients. And best of all? Candidates will actually know who you are.
In New York everything’s bigger, faster and more extravagant. Same goes for the social scene. It’s bars, not pubs. Baseball not cricket. And college sports teams with bigger crowds than London football teams.
Based in London and New York WeWork offices, Orbis offer the best of both worlds. They’re a multi-sector creative agency specialising in digital, technology, data and financial services, with international clients in Europe, Asia and United States.
They want you to become a true expert in your market, and offer unlimited budget to attend industry events and training courses. They’ve a ton of cool benefits on offer and are well known for the autonomy they give their Consultants.
“Great Place to Work” 4 time winners, Just IT Recruitment, offer a fun and vibrant environment with endless incentives, social gatherings and cracking career progression.
With a genuinely enviable social scene including a JITR footy team, picnics and poker, and a big heart for fundraising, they’re proud of the culture they have developed.
You’d think their name means they just do IT recruitment. JITR actually stands for their mission statement, which along with their commission structure, you can find out by exploring their Hunted profile. But in a nutshell: this is an agency with a passion for excellence and one of the happiest workforces in recruitment.
Interex were set up four years ago by then 23 year old entrepreneur Jamie Fraser, and have since grown to become a leading staffing specialist in the Microsoft Dynamics space.
They’ve opened offices in London, New York and Frankfurt since their inception, having enjoyed year on year growth. Which has led to some very well rewarded Consultants, some taking home £170K in commission a year.
You don’t get to that stage by following a rigid course. Sometimes you need the agility a youthful brand provides to make the kind of decisions that’ll accelerate the growth of your business. At Interex, Consultants are able to set their own targets. So if you want all your driving lessons covered for hitting yours, go for it.
Headquartered in Crawley, RBW Consulting are Medical & Life Science, IT, Data Science and HR recruiters who’ve grown rapidly since 2007.
Their list of benefits includes a car allowance, a profit share payout, parties and Director’s lunches throughout the year, your birthday off and monthly team drinks. They came from humble beginnings and now get to give back to the world through their CSR program. They care about their Consultants.
And they want to give them the opportunity to volunteer for international community projects. Their Brighton office is only a pebble’s throw from the beach and they’re hiring across verticals at the moment. So if you’re the right fit for RBW, they’ll find the right market for you.
Explore Group is made up of a diverse group of Consultants with team members from Trinidad to Moldova and grads to working parents.
They’re dedicated to making your job that little bit easier with investment in the latest tech like Cube 19, SourceBreaker and Hinterview. With a path for all including international relocation to New York and a delivery career trajectory, this is a great option for all levels of recruiters.
You can see from the photos some of the extra curricular activities Explore Group Consultants get up to. If there isn’t something happening in the office at any given moment, you can bet there’ll be something going on outside it.
Based in Altrincham, RG Recruitment have created long lasting relationships with start-ups to FTSE 100 enterprises within the Tech community. With exceptional career progression, you could go from a Trainee Recruiter to Managing Consultant in under 18 months.
This is a company with a good reputation for celebrating your wins with you and standing by you during the trickier periods too. A fun, supportive team with an exciting career trajectory for employees, there are examples of the kind of progression opportunities on offer on RG’s Hunted profile.
Not to mention plenty of testimonials from the team so you can see what it’s really like working there.
You get to a point in your career where you know what you’re doing. Performance doesn’t need to be measured in KPIs, you don’t need hand holding, and you most certainly don’t need to be micromanaged.
What you do need is an office filled with likeminded team mates, good commission structure, and the freedom to run your desk how you want. Carnegie was set up with the best bits of large agencies in mind but the freedom of a smaller firm.
In fact, we wrote this article about the great balance they’ve struck.
Based in China Town, Carnegie cover a range of sectors and are open to hearing about new markets you want to create under the Carnegie brolly.
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