Direct Hire

All businesses change, and social media plus evolving recruitment methods are playing a pivotal role in this. house has identified an opportunity where our skills and experience can be used for a large number of businesses with hefty recruitment spend to reach their long term business utopia of increasing direct hire and reducing agency spend (typically by 60% per hire).

In short your consultant would work closely with your business and would source applicants directly for you, using a number of different methods.

So would this work for you?

  • If your recruitment needs come in peaks and troughs – Yes
  • You have a dedicated HR function but don’t have the need, time or resources for a dedicated recruitment manager – Yes
  • You have a recruitment team but are under resourced for a specific project – Yes
  • You haven’t recruited directly and would like to try it – Yes
  • You want to reduce your recruitment spend – Yes

This service is charged on a day rate basis, and rates vary depending on the size of the project and work involved.

This service can be truly effective. For example, on a recent assignment for a global insurance business, we were on site for a total of 5 days and saved the business around £20,000 in agency fees, by filling 3 vacancies through direct sourcing methods, raising the profile of the firm and developing a talent pool in the process.

For more information on this service and to see if it would work for you, please get in touch with
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“I have worked closely with House recruitment for a number of years for contingency recruitment needs and more recently we have utilised House’s innovative Direct Hire package. Michelle’s extensive knowledge and expertise in the recruitment field and talent acquisition has enabled her to successfully source candidates for several key roles at a considerably reduced recruitment cost. I cannot speak highly enough about Michelle, she is personable and listens to and advises on your recruitment needs. The CV’s which are sent across have been carefully screened so the candidates fit the requirements of the role which means my time and that of my team is not wasted. Whether you require a contingency hire or are looking for a different approach with the Direct Hire Package you could not be in better hands. I strongly recommend you give House a call for your next recruitment campaign, once experienced you will wonder how you managed without them.”

HR Director, Top 50 City based Accountancy Practice


“Whilst working as the Head of HR I instructed Michelle at House Recruitment to undertake a full impartial review of the businesses recruitment processes including the implementation of a Preferred Supplier List (PSL) and 3 direct hire assignments. Michelle worked closely with a member of my HR team to undertake the PSL review, which successfully streamlined the organisations chosen recruitment agencies into a 2 tier PSL. Michelle made recommendations regarding service level agreements and terms of business which formed the foundations of the agreement and working relationships with agencies. Michelle also advised on how to select an executive search partner for future senior appointments. I utilised House Recruitments innovative Direct Hire package and Michelle’s recruitment expertise. Michelle also successfully sourced candidates for three key roles within Internal Communications (HR), Learning & Development (HR) and Finance departments, saving the business approximately £20,000 in agency fees. Using this as a case study to develop and improve the existing practices within the HR function, focusing on direct advertising using selected job boards and maximising the services of recruitment agencies. All in all I found the service that Michelle offered to be flexible, innovative and professional and I would recommend the services of House Recruitment to any SME.”

Head of HR, International Insurance Firm