Frequently Asked Questions
- Who are you?
- How much do you charge?
- How many CVs do you have on your books?
- Do Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment and Ten Percent Financial Recruitment hold CVs back?
- What guarantees can you offer?
- Why should we pay for your service when we can use a
- Why should we pay for this service when we can get a
recruitment agency to do all the work?
- Do you disclose the Candidate Identities?
- How do we contact Candidates?
- How do we know we will find someone suitable?
- What happens if we don’t find anyone suitable
for our job(s)?
- We already use a few recruitment agencies and
advertise our jobs on Reed or in the Law Society Gazette. Why would we want to use TenPercent Unlimited?
- How do I know that your CVs are updated regularly?
- Do I get notifications of new
additions to the Candidate Database?
- What happens if a candidate joins us, but then leaves?
- What happens if candidates do not get back in touch
when we contact them?
- Why are you offering this service at such a low
price when you are linked to a legal recruitment agency, Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment and an accountancy recruitment agency Ten Percent Financial Recruitment?
- We are slightly hesitant to commit to this service.
What reassurance can you offer us?
- Where are you based?
- What types of roles and staff can you help recruit?
TenPercent Unlimited is owned by Ten-Percent.co.uk Limited, a legal recruitment consultancy specialising in the recruitment of solicitors and fee
earners, and part of the Ten Percent group of websites. Ten Percent Financial Recruitment, owned by TP Recruitment Limited, is also part of the group. We are called Ten Percent because of our commitment to donating 10% of our company profits to a charitable trust called the Ten-Percent Foundation on an annual basis. We are called Unlimited because we offer unlimited legal recruitment to solicitors’ firms and accountancy practices without charging success fees.
We charge from just £60 per month plus VAT for a period of 5 years. We quote for 3 or 5 years, although the price is invariably cheaper the longer you commit. The cost depends on a number of factors including size of firm, number of offices, number of partners, turnover, staffing levels, location and type of work undertaken. To request a quote please complete the form here.
We maintain our own candidate databases of about 13,000 Solicitors, Accountants and Legal Executives. We also have Assistant Accountants, Fee Earners (with experience), Client Managers, Administrative Staff, Licensed Conveyancers, Barristers, Legal Cashiers, Costs Draftsmen and Support Staff. We have links to www.chancerylane.co.uk, a specialist online legal jobs board you will have access to as part of Ten Percent Unlimited. We also have access to external job boards that vary from time to time, but are useful advertising mediums. Although a number of these have CV banks – it is very rare to actually find any that are useful. See here for an article on why CV banks are usually a waste of time, but if you are an employer looking for a CV bank you need to ask yourself the simple question; would you post your CV onto the internet for random strangers to view?
No. We provide all candidates with updates on new vacancies posted, which include both our own agency vacancies and those of Ten Percent Unlimited clients.
None at all. There is no feasible way to ever guarantee recruitment for a particular role. A firm offering a £25,000 salary for a fluent French speaking Commercial Property Solicitor with 20 years experience is not going to get many applications regardless of how many guarantees we give! We continue to work vacancies until you fill them. Ten Percent Unlimited is risk-free in terms of agency fees. If you recruit a candidate and they leave, you simply recruit another one.If you use a standard recruitment agency and a candidate leaves within the rebate period, you lose a lot of money.
A job board is likely to charge you about £175 to advertise your job for 4-6 weeks with no guarantee of success. Whilst we make a few placements from time to time from our use of job boards, most placements come via our candidate database, which contains both active and passive candidates. Our databases have been running for almost 20 years and are our prize assets.
The main problem with job boards is that the vast majority of applicants are completely unsuitable and applying for jobs they are not qualified to do. Furthermore you tend to only access people applying who are actively looking at present (ie they are currently out of work or facing redundancy) and good quality candidates do not post their CVs on to online CV libraries and job boards unless they are desperate for work.
This is exactly why you should use the service! We are a recruitment agency and you can use us in the same way as if you were using our standard services. Clare Fagan, one of our directors, handles all the legal vacancies and Emma Ireland, an experienced accountant recruitment consultant, handles the vacancies for accountancy firms. Clare and Emma will post vacancies, advise on salary levels and terms, send CVs to you, arrange interviews, get involved in salary negotiations etc.. Some clients like us to remain involved throughout, others prefer to do parts of the recruitment themselves. Either way is fine. You still only pay the monthly fee and no large one-off lump sums as you would to a conventional recruitment agency.
No, unless we have specific consent to do so. Under no circumstances are any candidates at any time identified to Clients without their express consent. On each and every occasion we identify your company to the Candidate and also as much information as we have about any specific vacancies you are looking to recruit for. The Candidate will give us consent or otherwise to release a CV to you.
Applications from candidates applying for your vacancy via external job boards are forwarded straight through to you in full, which gives you all the information from the outset. Candidates indicating an interest via our internal systems will get full information about your vacancy before they give consent for a CV to be released.
You don’t. However it is highly likely; provided you do not have any requirements that are impossible. For example, you cannot realistically expect the service to produce 3 Russian-speaking Corporate Finance Solicitors with individual followings worth £500k and prepared to work for £30,000 a year.
We keep trying for you. There are no guarantees, but over 100 law firms and accountancy practices have signed up since the service started in 2011 and we usually supply CVs for just about every vacancy.
We are an alternative option for you and possibly at the lowest cost. You can use the service alongside other options. It is worth noting that on numerous occasions over the years our clients have received CVs from other recruitment consultants charging full fees that our clients were able to source directly using Ten Percent Unlimited at no extra cost.
Even if we fill one vacancy for you at a salary of more than £20,000 you will have already saved a considerable amount on employment agency fees. What have you got to lose?
Our Candidate Database contains active and passive candidates, with a large number staying with us for many years. Our brand is trusted by solicitors, accountants and client firms; and we have been around for a very long time in recruitment terms (Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment was established in April 2000 and Ten Percent Financial Recruitment not long afterwards). Some of our candidates keep in touch regularly, others will get in touch as and when they need to. It is in our interests to keep our Candidate Databases up to date as much as possible as we use the database to recruit from on a daily basis.
14. Do I get notifications of new additions to the Candidate Database?
Yes if candidates are relevant to your vacancy. Every new candidate who registers with us automatically gets details of vacancies suitable for them. These always include all the Ten Percent Unlimited vacancies. We also forward through any CVs that may fit your particular vacancy as the CVs get posted into the Candidate Database. We usually register an additional 10-40 CVs each week for qualified lawyers and accountants.
You recruit again, at no extra cost. This is the beauty of our service. It is so simple.
Whilst we make every effort to ensure candidates get back in touch when inquiries are made by clients, we cannot compel candidates to respond. Most candidates will reply either to say that they are interested and ask for further information or that they do not want to take matters further.
Because we spotted a gap in the market for a company to offer a pure online recruitment service at an online price. We benefit from recurring stable income each month and also from the increase in business arising from your vacancies.
Don’t be! The service is used regularly by a range of solicitors’ and accountants’ firms, from high street businesses through to niche central London practices.
Ten Percent Unlimited is located in London and North Wales. Administration work is undertaken out of our offices in North Wales.
Permanent, locum, contract, part time, full time, solicitors, accountants, legal executives, directors, managers, assistant accountants, partners, paralegals, fee earners, secretaries, legal executives, accounting technicians, receptionists, legal cashiers, office managers, practice managers, trainee accountants and trainee solicitors. Provided the roles are salaried (the service does not cover commission only, profit share or pure fee sharing roles) and above the Living Wage levels (see our ethical business policy here), we can assist.