Recruitment Retainers.

Our service

Retained recruitment here at City is something we pride ourselves on and the biggest part of our business.

Our retained business offers a huge number of values to your recruitment process including:

  • Most importantly whilst a contingency recruiter may be working with multiple other clients at a time, a retained recruiter is 100% committed to working with you, which increases the final quality of hire.
  • You get greater access to talent not just the candidates commonly found on 1st & 2nd tier LinkedIn and job boards.
  • We headhunt by actively going out and sourcing people from your direct competitors and working behind the scenes to attract and make connections with the top 1% of candidates for your role.
  • We save you time and money by searching, selecting and interviewing the very best leaving you with no more than 4 fantastic candidates to meet and choose from.
  • Another great advantage over contingency recruitment is that, as a client working in partnership with a recruiter on a retained basis, you’ll often be offered the first refusal of a candidate throughout the search process. This prevents competitors in your field being able to poach your potential target hire: particularly appealing when you’re trying to fill a highly specialised or senior role.
  • Candidates will get a better service, which reflects on your company branding as an employer too.
  • Recruiters will have longer to get to know them and understand how they best fit the role and the company.
  • Our retained recruitment service also ensures that the candidate search and attraction strategy is right for our client and can work closely with the candidates to really engage with them in the process and the company which has longer term benefits in terms of retention.

The retained recruitment section of City Recruitment is headed up by our Managing Director who has been in recruitment for over 14 years and started City Recruitment from her bedroom many years ago having grown it to the 4 offices we have today across the UK.

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NOrth West

  • 01204 319024
  • 121 Bark Street, Bolton, BL1 2DE


  • 01204 319024
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