Answering your questions

  • We’re one of the UK’s leading recruitment agencies that’s been around for more than 35 years. After decades in business, we know what recruitment solutions works, and we’re built to last.

    We see our clients as partners, and work hard to find the right people for your business. If you sign up with us, we can connect you with our strong network of over 320,000 active job seekers.

  • With 15 offices across the UK, we’re a nationwide recruitment company. As a result of our bespoke and consultative approach, we have built a large client base with some of the UK’s leading companies, as well as smaller regional firms.

    No matter the size of your business or where you’re at in your hiring journey, we welcome companies of all sizes and work across both the public and private sectors. Whether you’re hiring one person or are building a team, our specialists will provide a professional service from start to finish.

  • We operate in over 15 distinct specialisms, including Construction, Business Support, Accountancy & Finance, Hospitality, Call & Contact Centre and Nursing.

    Whether you need a Social Worker in Manchester, an Executive Secretary in Sheffield or a Finance Manager in London, we’re here to help.

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  • We have over 450 employees across the UK, who between them have a wealth of recruitment experience and expertise. Whether it’s our leadership team, specialist recruitment consultants, or our sales and marketing professionals, our people offer a dedicated service that delivers for you.

    Many of our consultants have worked in the industry they recruit for, so they are able to bring an unparalleled perspective for clients by truly understanding the needs of both businesses and workers in their dedicated specialism. This in-depth knowledge and insight enables them to put forward only the best talent for your business.

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  • We help businesses across more than 15 distinct specialisms to find highly-skilled people, whether it’s support with temping jobs and contracting work or permanent recruitment solutions.

    We offer a range of services that go beyond traditional recruitment. From candidate attraction and assessment to payroll and onboarding, we take care of all aspects of your hiring strategy. We also have a reliable RPO solution to support complex, high volume recruitment projects.

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  • The best place to start is by getting in touch with your nearest Search team. Once your business has been registered with us, you’ll be partnered with a consultant who works in your industry. They’ll work with you to find the best candidate(s) by understanding your business goals, budget and the local job market.

    To speak to your nearest Search office, you can fill in a contact form and someone will be get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can contact any of our locations directly.

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  • There is no set fee when you appoint us to recruit candidates on your behalf. Depending on the recruitment services you need, we’ll create a package that is bespoke to your company. 

    To discover all the recruitment services and solutions we can offer you, get in touch today.

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  • We have a strong, diverse and engaged database of over 320,000 candidates. We attract job seekers through a variety of tried and tested avenues. From open web sourcing and market mapping to targeted marketing and social media campaigns, our strategy sees over 4,900 candidates sign up with us every month.

    In addition to our growing database, we utilise both generalist and niche job boards to advertise your roles to an established network across the digital landscape.

  • On top of the traditional interviewing techniques, including establishing a candidate’s experience, skills and aspirations, we can also conduct psychometric tests to evaluate personality traits, attitude and job or academic potential.

    We use the latest technology to make your recruitment more efficient and effective to guarantee only the very best candidates are shortlisted for an interview.

  • We’re able to provide pre-employment screening and vetting through Secure Search – our cloud-based platform. Accessible on any device, it manages every aspect of the pre-screening process, including full background checks and references.

  • We do. We have an established RPO solution. The concept is built around managing your recruitment needs with external expertise, through talent analytics, market intelligence and dedicated resource.

    Our RPO is customisable and can be adapted to suit your individual hiring needs, from creating efficiencies in large volume assignments and temporary staffing to niche recruitment projects.  

  • Yes, we can. We recognise the impact that volume recruitment can have on an in-house hiring or HR team and, as such, can deliver each element of the recruitment process on a transactional basis, from candidate attraction to employee on-boarding.

    Our consultants will work closely with you to ensure that all services are tailored to your business to deliver the best results for your specific needs.

  • At Search, we always strive to work to your deadlines. Our consultants will be fully transparent from the start of the process to ensure that your expectations are managed and met accordingly.

    The exact length of time it takes to fill a job vacancy will depend on a number of factors, including; the role itself, the salary, market conditions, interview arrangements, vetting procedures and a candidate’s notice period.

  • We can absolutely help. One of the benefits of using a recruitment agency with over 15 different sites is we have consultants across the UK, who understand and are involved in their regional markets.

    Your local Search office can liaise with colleagues in other branches to recruit the best talent, no matter where they’re based in the UK. So, whether you’re after a Construction Worker in Aberdeen, a PA in Leicester or an Accountant in Manchester, Search can help.

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