About us - recruitment agency fee

Our fees

Selecting a good and reliable recruitment partner is not an easy task. Quality, Reliability, Speed, and Costs are all important factors to consider. Of course, it makes sense. Because if you’re going to hire an external agency, you want to make sure they deliver.

Recruitment costs money in the form of a recruitment agency fee, whether through an internal recruiter or an external agency. But the cost of missed business opportunities by not filling crucial roles can be even greater. And it’s precisely those roles that are so hard to fill. Partnering with a specialized recruitment agency like Search X Recruitment offers a solution. Depending on your needs and wishes, Search X Recruitment offers a range of options. But what are you actually paying for?

  • At the start of every assignment, we do an extensive company analysis and do a proper intake of the vacancy
  • Depending on the type of service you select, we will create a market map of the number of potential candidates and your competition
  • We advertise the job advertisement on our company page and both generic and niche job boards. Besides this, we use paid ads on a number of different (social) channels.
  • We find and approach potential candidates through a number of different databases and platforms
  • We approach candidates within our existing network. Over the past years, we’ve interviewed over 13,000 candidates.
  • Whenever we find talent, we’ll schedule a proper intake. Either in our office, by phone, or through skype. During this intake, we get to know the candidate, discuss their resume, present the opportunity and the client, and together with the candidate we find out if it matches their skills and ambitions.
  • If it’s a match, we’ll make an introduction to our client including a cv, motivation, availability, and a salary indication. This is always done in agreement with the candidate and with their express permission. Is the client excited as well? Then we’ll schedule the first interview.
  • We gather references upon request.
  • We advise knowledgeable migrants and help candidates with relocation and housing.
  • Our recruiters have up-to-date knowledge about recruitment and the industries they focus on. Through our weekly knowledge-sharing sessions, we make sure we’re constantly learning.
  • Last, but not least: Quality, is our priority. The average 5-star score on our Google reviews is a clear example of this.

recruitment agency fee


We cure, you pay

A partnership based on ‘We cure, you pay’ (also known as ‘No cure no pay”) is less binding. The recruitment agency fee for recruiting the right candidate is 25% of the gross annual salary based on full-time employment. You can choose this option when you’re working with multiple recruitment agencies, for example. It doesn’t force a commitment. Of course, our goal is the same as ever, making sure we deliver the highest level of quality. It’s just that we’re a little more committed to our retained clients.

no strings attached


Our secondment service offers unique cooperation that is gaining popularity every day. The system is simple: we offer our clients a professional for a settled amount of time, e.g. a year. After a successful period, the client can offer a fixed contract to the candidate. During this first period, Search X is the official employer. This relieves the client from a lot of worries concerning probation, temporary contracts and arranging all administrative obligations.

This construction is based on an hourly rate with a factor. This factor is dependent on the type of job, because of the wide variety of sectors we’re operating in. The same goes for collective labour agreements, which are also connected to the industry.

3% per month


X=3 is a subscription model. You pay a monthly recruitment agency fee of 3% of the gross annual salary with the guarantee that we will fill the position for you. The total recruitment agency fee of the right candidate is 36% of the gross annual salary based on full-time employment, spread over a period of 12 months. Should the candidate leave the company within that time, we will find a suitable replacement free of cost.

  • Commitment, from both sides
  • Spread payments instead of a one-off fee
  • Guarantee the position will be filled for at least 12 months from the start of the contract
  • If the process is not successful within 3 months, the contract can be terminated
  • Subscription at start Search

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