* Flat-Fee Recruitment
* Industry-Leading Free Replacement Guarantees
* Micro-Business Bursary
+ FAQs

Find out the info you need to make a decision on your next flat rate recruitment agency partnership. You will still have our industry-leading 6 month guarantee of a free replacement if they don't pass their probation period in that time.

Sure thing. We call it our Low Cost Flat Fee Recruitment Service.

If you don’t want the 12-month guarantee, and only need a light touch recruitment service, we also have our low cost flat-fee recruitment service.

Perhaps you have lots of experience selecting candidates from CV applications, interviewing them, assessing their skills, understanding your culture fit, have your HR documents already ready to go and can do your onboarding confidently and seamlessly, then this low cost fixed-fee option is good for you.

The flat fee* is:

£4890 (+tax) split over three monthly invoices

  • Invoice 1: upon engagement i.e. before we kick off your hiring
  • Invoice 2: when you receive your candidate shortlist
  • Invoice 3: the first week your candidate starts
  • You can pay in two invoices and the fee is discounted to £4250*

 

Micro-companies of 10 employees or fewer qualify for a bursary of 25% off on this Low Cost Flat-Fee Recruitment service.

Guarantee for our Low Cost Flat-Fee Recruitment service: full replacement if your employee does not pass your probation period up to six months.

*This Low Cost Flat-Fee Recruitment Service is for marketing, admin, ops and sales roles.

Are you an MSP, or looking to hire either IT or accounts/finance people?

If so, you can choose to take advantage of our 12-month Full Replacement Guarantee for a 20% fee.

As these IT, tech and finance roles and an MSP’s needs for more time intensive due to market conditions, we are unable to offer this fixed flat fee rate.

 

Your People Partners offers a range of cost-effective recruitment and retention services, including employer branding, recruitment processes, employee engagement, performance management, and onboarding.

This includes two different types of recruitment services.

  • Low-Cost Flat-Fee Recruitment: £4890+tax with 6 month replacement guarantee
  • Wraparound Recruitment: fee from 20% of salary with 12 month full replacement guarantee. This is for IT roles, finance/accountancy vacancies and MSPs.

 

NOTE to our smaller businesses: There is a bursary available for our micro businesses of 2-10 employees. You’ll get 25% off our Low-Cost Flat Fee Recruitment Service or our Wraparound Service for IT roles, Accountancy/Finance vacancies and our MSPs.

You bet!

For our Low-Cost Flat Fee Recruitment service, our guarantee is simple:

  • If your new employee leaves without passing their probation period in the first six months, we will replace them at no additional cost to you
  • This guarantee is in place as long as your invoices have been paid in full and on time.

If you’re an MSP, need a new tech/IT person or new accountant/finance person, our fee is a simple 20%. That is because we can’t give the time needed for these more time-intensive vacancies at the same Low Cost Flat-Fee Recruitment Service rate.

 

No, we are transparent about our pricing, and there are no hidden fees.

Our pricing is discussed and agreed in writing with you before your recruitment kicks off.

If you would like additional assessments such as DISC Personality Profiling, this is an additional cost per person.

We do! 

Here’s how it works for the Low-Cost Flat-Fee Recruitment Service:

The flat fee is:

£4890 (+tax) split over three monthly invoices

  • Invoice 1: upon engagement i.e. before we kick off your hiring
  • Invoice 2: when you receive your candidate shortlist
  • Invoice 3: the first week your candidate starts
  • You can pay in two invoices and the fee is discounted to £4250*

Micro-companies of 10 employees or fewer receive a 25% discount on this Low-Cost Flat-Fee Recruitment service.

Guarantee for our Low Cost Flat-Fee Recruitment service: full replacement if your employee does not pass your probation period

Note: all invoices must be paid in full and on time for our 6-month Full Replacement Guarantee to be valid

Great question.

Our Wraparound Premium Recruitment Service provides personalised and hands-on support from the time we start to work with you, through to the end of the first 12 months of your new employee’s employment. 

You also benefit from our proven retention strategy implementation and processes, as well as monthly check-ins with both you and your employee to ensure all is going to plan.

Your new employee has access to our Support Hotline also. A personalised service with one of our team who know you and your new employee, guaranteed.

You also have access to assessments for optimising management of your new employee and DISC profiling if required.

Our Low-Cost Flat Fee Recruitment Service is less personalised but still hands-on.

You benefit from our group AMA (Ask Me Anything) Calls as opposed to one-to-one check-ins.

Plus you also have access to our team for all your questions and concerns once your employee starts with you, and we support you throughout their probation period via email.

All partners (clients/customers) have free access to our workshops and online webinars whether you are with us on the Wraparound Premium or Low-Cost Flat Fee Recruitment service.

Our engagement process typically involves an initial consultation (you can book a strategy call here), needs assessment to make sure we are the right fit for you and vice versa, proposal outlining all details agreed including any payment terms, contract signing, and then your project kickoff meeting with your assigned People Partner.

We call our ‘normal’ Recruitment our Wraparound Premium Recruitment service

  • Wraparound Premium Recruitment service costs 20% of the annual starting salary.
  • An engagement fee of £1000 is paid upon engagement.
  • The rest is payable in one payment during the new employee’s first week, with easy payment terms over 3, 6, 9 or 12 months available.
  • Guarantee: 12 month full replacement guarantee
  • If you have 5 or more vacancies to hire in the next 6 months, we recommend you consider our bespoke Scale-Up plan. Feel free to call Helen to discuss – here’s a handy link to her diary.

 

Who is this Wraparound Recruitment for?

  • Technical roles within MSPs
  • IT vacancies including Software Engineers and DevOps
  • Technical Support vacancies
  • Accountancy and Qualified Finance vacancies 

 

Why do you charge more for these roles and companies?

These are the most time intensive roles.

Plenty of candidates, yes, but also this means your needle in this giant haystack is more difficult to find… plus your ideal candidates will have multiple opportunities they’re considering.

Our job is to represent you, your company and you opportunity, and only you.

Unlike traditional recruiters, this means we are doing all we can to support you to secure the right person.

This is at odds with the more traditional strategy played by most recruiters who represent the candidate to find a job, any job, to optimise their own recruiter’s pocket and opportunity to earn.

We only work with small companies and as such, we feel we need to be more proactive for you, and not the candidate or our pockets! If we all do our best, we all benefit.

 

Absolutely – in fact, it’s in our interest to help you at this stage.

The more you and we work together now, the easier it will be for you to grow and keep exceeding those targets you fall asleep thinking about.

We’re very proud to offer companies with teams up to 10 people our…

Micro-Company Bursary

Micro-companies of 10 employees or fewer** receive a 25% discount on this Low-Cost Flat-Fee Recruitment service.

The flat fee recruitment service for Your Micro Business of 10 or fewer employees has a 25% discount on the normal Low Cost Flat Fee Recruiter service:

£3187.50 (+tax) split over three monthly invoices

  • Invoice 1: upon engagement i.e. before we kick off your hiring
  • Invoice 2: when you receive your candidate shortlist
  • Invoice 3: the first week your candidate starts
  • You can pay in two invoices and the fee is discounted to £2800 (£1400 – 50% on engagement and the final £1400 – 50% in your new employee’s first week)

And of course you still qualify for our industry leading guarantee.

Guarantee for our Low Cost Flat-Fee Recruitment service

Full replacement if your employee does not pass your probation period

If you have a technical, IT or MSP-related vacancy, the Low Cost Flat Fee Recruitment service is not viable from an operational point of view for our current team.

You know that IT vacancies such as software developers or hiring tech people into MSPs is very time consuming, and as such, we can’t help at this point. As our team grows and we have more IT specialists to add to our two currently, we may be able to.

MSP / Tech/IT Vacancy / Accounting/Finance Vacancies

If you are a small company of 10 people or fewer, ask about our Micro-Business Bursary which can be applied to our Wraparound Recruitment Service.

This takes your recruitment fee from 20% to 15% with the same easy payment terms as our ‘normal’ Wraparound Recruitment Service.

The low cost flat fee service is priced at an investment which smaller companies can afford, however, if it’s IT or software development you need, we simply cannot do it at this low cost.

You know that IT vacancies such as software developers are very time consuming, and as such, we can’t help at this point. Maybe as our team grows and we have more IT specialists to add to our two currently, we may be able to.

MSP / Tech/IT Vacancy / Accounting/Finance Vacancies

If you are a small company of 10 people or fewer, ask about our Micro-Business Bursary which can be applied to our Wraparound Recruitment Service.

This takes your recruitment fee from 20% to 15% with the same easy payment terms as our ‘normal’ Wraparound Recruitment Service.

The low cost flat fee service is priced at an investment which smaller companies can afford, however, if it’s technical people such as 1st line, 2nd line or 3rd line technical support engineers that you need, we cannot do it at this low cost.

You know that IT vacancies such as tech support or DevOps are very time consuming. We simply don’t want to jeopardise your hiring because can haven’t got the people power just yet (we’re a small team of 6).

As such, we can’t help at this point at this low cost offering. Maybe as our team grows and we have more IT specialists to add to our two currently, we may be able to.

MSP / Tech/IT Vacancy / Accounting/Finance Vacancies

If you are a small company of 10 people or fewer, ask about our Micro-Business Bursary which can be applied to our Wraparound Recruitment Service.

This takes your recruitment fee from 20% to 15% with the same easy payment terms as our ‘normal’ Wraparound Recruitment Service.

Our 12-Month Full Replacement Guarantee is for the MSP companies we support, our IT and software roles, and our finance vacancies. These are the vacancies where we have our 20% fee, as opposed to the Low Cost Flat-Fee Recruiter service.

We fully appreciate your risk when hiring nay of these roles and as such, we want to help remove as much of the risk as we can.

Personally, a recruiter’s job is only successful if you have a meaningful hire from your recruitment investment. The standard 12-week rebate/refund clause tucked away in most recruitment agencies’ terms simply don’t cut it.

How can you – and your new employee – truly know if things are going to go swimmingly in only 12 weeks? This type of transactional clause only serves the recruiter, especially when hiring for smaller companies.

 

Results vary depending on the service and the complexity of your needs.

We can help you in quick as 21 days from engagement to someone starting in your team.

Alternatively, the search for your next employee may take up to 6-12 months depending many aspects of the role, location, salary and industry. 

Great question.

Many traditional recruiters specialise in niches that are vertical such as marketing or IT. They tend not to worry about the size of the company, and indeed most just want as many vacancies as possible. 

Our niches are as follows:

  • Micro-companies: founder-led small companies who are looking for low cost recruitment support to help them grow their company – our Low Cost Flat Fee Recruitnent service suits this niche well
  • Growing companies and scale-ups: either organic growth or VC-backed companies – our retained service works well for this niche
  • Small Companies: companies of 10 to 100 employees – they tend to opt for our Wraparound Premium Full Service as our recruitment and retention expertise suits them well
  • Start-ups: our workshops, training courses and webinars are a great place to start for the UK start-up companies. Our Low Cost Flat Fee service offers a bursary to companies of ten or fewer employees. The UK’s entrepreneurs should not be shut out of expensive and proven recruitment strategies and support due to cost.

We do not help big business. There are plenty of traditional recruiters out there to supply CVs and candidates to large companies.

UK to US expansion: we’ve had great success helping UK companies to hire in the USA

US into the UK and Europe: we’ve also had success in supporting US-based companies to expand into the UK and Europe

Helen, the company founder of Your People Partners, has been selected by both the BIPC at the British Library and by Virgin StartUp to support start-ups, scale-ups and VC-funded companies for a number of years. 

You can book a Strategy Call with one of our team here.

You can call our team on +44 (0) 117 290 0208

Send an email to [email protected]

Or send a carrier pigeon if that’s what takes your fancy…

Yep, you bet we do.

Low Cost Flat Fee Recruitment Service 

We offer a guarantee to match your probationary period. If they don’t pass your probationary period in the first six months, we will replace them at no additional cost to you.

To support you and your new employee during their probationary period, you will have access to our Ask Me Anything / AMA sessions. 

You can also access our HELP Framework for free as a Partner (client) of Your People Partners. This gives you all the onboarding worksheets, templates and letters needed for a smooth probation period for all.

Wraparound Recruitment Service 

We offer a guarantee a mighty guarantee for you.

If your new employee leaves for any reason in their first 12 months, we will replace them at no additional cost to you.

To support you and your new employee during their probationary period, you will have access to our Ask Me Anything / AMA sessions as well as monthly check-in calls with both you and your employee.

You can also access our HELP Framework for free as a Partner (client) of Your People Partners. This gives you all the onboarding worksheets, templates and letters needed for a smooth probation period for all.

Absolutely. 

In fact, we always start there. We review what you’ve done already and what JDs you may have used previously. Or we craft a new JD based on our discussions. 

Yes, absolutely.

We are passionate about helping you, the business owner, feel confident in expanding your team. The YPP In-House People Partner service is perfect for new hiring managers.

If you prefer to do it yourself, you could invest in our guided course with a community of start-ups, business owners and micro entrepreneurs, just like you, to bounce ideas off of. 

Low Cost Flat Fee Recruitment

If you don’t want the 12-month guarantee, and only need a light touch recruitment service, we also have our low cost flat-fee recruitment service.

The flat fee is:

£4890 (+tax) split over three monthly invoices

  • Invoice 1: upon engagement i.e. before we kick off your hiring
  • Invoice 2: when you receive your candidate shortlist
  • Invoice 3: the first week your candidate starts

 

Micro-companies of 10 employees or fewer receive a 25% discount on this Low Cost Flat-Fee Recruitment service.

Guarantee for our Low Cost Flat-Fee Recruitment service: full replacement if your employee does not pass your probation period

If you would prefer to remove the risk, we recommend our Wraparound Full Service offering at 20% of the salary and payable over 3, 6, 9 or 12 months and comes fully backed wiht our 12 month full replacement guarantee.

Sure thing.

We exist to help you reduce your risk when hiring. 

Much of that risk only starts when your new employee begins with you …. Or after the initial honeymoon period and once they enter what we call ‘the danger zone’.

No matter how many steps in your hiring process, once a new person starts in your team, this is when the fun… and sometimes, the stress, begins.

So, yes, we absolutely are here to support and guide you through the probationary period and beyond.

Full Onboarding Plan

You will be provided with a proven Onboarding Plan which, if followed, will reduce your risk of a poor hire.

Ask Me Anything Calls (AMA)

If the Onboarding Plan alone isn’t helping, you can join our AMA Calls or submit a question and our team will answer this for you. We provide the AMA Calls so that your stresses and concerns can be shared, either openly or confidentially, with other business owners who may well have the same worries.

You will also have access to previous AMA Calls once we start to work together. 

Employee Support Hotline

For your new employee, we also provide a ‘Support Hotline’ to our team. Yes, we have a big phone – our version of the Batphone – where your new employee can reach out to us for support. 

Changing jobs can be tricky. In fact, it is one of the most stressful things we do in our lives. We see it as vital that we provide support to all those we help.

We can.

And you will also have access to our approved and trusted HR partners should you need additional, more detailed information and support. 

Most certainly.

A key component of getting your hiring right will be the quality of your onboarding. 

Gone are the days of a one hour ‘here’s your desk, there’s the kettle’ type of onboarding. 

We will guide you through our onboarding process with a framework/structure that you flex to your needs, yet provides the support needed – for you and your new employee.

Yes, we do provide you with support through the probationary period. 

We support your new employee too during this transition.

This support is by way of documents, a suggested process, reminders for key dates and what to do, our AMA Calls each month.

You can also access our full onboarding framework of templates of the letters and documents needed for the probationary period to run as smoothly as possible. This is at no additional cost.

No.

Contingency recruitment is only suitable for more traditional recruitment agencies who have many vacancies they will never fill, hoping that the numbers stack up for them.

Our Low-Cost Flat Fee Recruitment Service is not on a contingency basis either.

We are unable to provide you with the support needed on a contingency basis as we only take on new partners (clients/customers) when we have the capacity to fully help and support without impacting our quality of service to both your company and your candidates.

We appreciate that our service is not for everyone. 

If you’d prefer to engage with a more traditional recruitment consultancy, please check out this info where we’ve curated a group of recruitment agencies you can consider.

We do not help big business. Anyone with more than 200 employees does not need our help.

There are plenty of traditional recruiters out there to supply CVs and candidates to large companies.

Plus we try not to get involved with people who treat their staff badly. Life is too short to work with horrible people and so when it comes to your onboarding, we will ask your team what it’s like to work for you and your company.

Valid question… and actually we’d love to help get you and your team to the point where you feel so confident doing your own recruitment, perhaps we only advise on salary or advertising.

Our offering for you is a genuinely low-cost/high value service:

We will do all this for you on both our Low Cost Flat Fee Recruitment and our Wraparound services (and we’ll do it with a smile on our face too, as we love what we do in helping small business):

  • Write the JD
  • Write your job advert that will attract and detract as we need it to
  • Advertise on the most appropriate job sites including LinkedIn – on your Company Page
  • Survey your team to get a feel for life on the ground in your company
  • Initial sift without placing too much emphasis on CV (as they’re not a  good predictor of success in your team)
  • Phone or video interview – sometimes we interview as many as 25 candidates on your behalf
  • Assess their culture fit to your team
  • Conduct key skills assessments / tasks so we know they can do what you need them to do
  • Share their entire portfolio with you including CV, tests, questionnaires, assessments etc
  • Provide you with a bespoke interview format/scorecard with questions outlined
  • Organise all your interviews for you
  • We can even sit in on your interviews 
  • Actually, we can lead the interviews if you’re not as confident as you’d like to be
  • Follow up with all candidates and discuss their feedback including addressing any concerns
  • Follow up with you including answer any of your concerns
  • Organise second interviews if needed, or a team meeting
  • We present the offer on your behalf (you confirm it in writing with your selected new employee)
  • We’ll do the salary negotiations on your behalf
  • Take care of contracts of employment
  • Pre-boarding; help your new employee through their notice period, after all it canb be a stressful time
  • Guide you with your initial onboarding processes and calls – we provide the entire framework so no stress for you on this either!
  • Phew… then we check in each month for 6 months (low cost flat fee) or 12 months (20%+ wraparound service), making sure the post-honeymoon period phase doesn’t turn out to be a stressful time for you both
  • New Employee Hotline – yep, you read that right. We have a hotline for all new employees to call us at any time. Small businesses tend to have fewer people to chat with about any concerns… so we provide that independent ear.
  • AMA Calls – submit your queries or concerns, or join live, and get your concerns answered by experts
  • No other recruiter does all this at the fees you’ll invest with the free replacement guarantees we provide you.
  • On average, a vacancy takes 62 hours from start to finish… without all the line management hours once they start with you.

So just for the recruitment alone, 62 hours per vacancy. Do you have the time and patience to do this or can we be Your People Partners? (see what we did there…?)

 

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