Retained tech recruitmentYour path to the perfect tech hire

In critical hiring situations where there’s no room for mistakes, retained recruitment stands as your most reliable option. By entering an exclusive partnership with us, you gain focused attention on finding the precise fit for your open roles, leveraging a well-curated pool of pre-vetted candidates.

We go a step further than just matching the job description; we thoroughly assess your company’s values, culture, and long-term objectives. Our goal is to identify candidates who not only meet the skills required but genuinely resonate with your vision, promising a perfect fit every time.

Why choose Concept for retained solutions?
  • 20+ Year Insights: Decades of industry savvy at your service
  • Niche Expertise: Profound understanding of varied tech niches
  • Flexible Solutions: Catering to SMEs and global brands alike
  • Consultative Approach: Straightforward advice, with a partnership-first approach
  • Exclusive Talent Pool: Your gateway to a global network of top candidates
Retained Solution

2024 Salary Insights

Our 2024 Salary Insights guide analyses hundreds of roles across UK, EMEA and USA across a range of technology sectors. Benchmark your salaries against market trends and ensure you remain competitive and able to attract and retain the best talent.

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Trusted by the best.For over two decades, Concept has built trusted partnerships with stellar service providers.

Case StudiesSee “The Concept Way” in action

The benefits of our retained talent solution.

Personal UnderstandingWe get to really know your company to find candidates who are excited about what you do, not just looking for any job

Exclusive AccessGet access to candidates who aren’t just on every other company's radar, making your shortlist more unique and targeted

Save TimeStructured timescales with regular updates mean you know what to expect every step of the way.

Engaged CandidatesWe find candidates who are eager and informed, ensuring an engaged process from the start

Genuine RepresentationWe represent your business authentically, making sure candidates know exactly the wonderful team they could join

Long-term SuccessBy finding the right match, not just the right CV, we help you build a team that sticks together for the long haul

Hear from othersSee what Concept can do.

We set Concept very aggressive targets to recruit circa 30 candidates within a six-month period and to onboard as many as possible during this time frame. We agreed 2 milestones from the start of the engagement and I am pleased to confirm they have hit the 6-month offers and placement target within 4 months! I would recommend Concept’s professionalism and supportive conduct to any organisation needing to hire niche technical skills in the UK on a permanent basis.

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How it works.

In the retained recruitment model, we enter a dedicated partnership with your business, committing to fill your open roles for a set fee. This close collaboration allows for a deep understanding of your needs and a tailored approach to finding the ideal candidates.

Your retained hiring pathway.

Step 1: In-Depth Consultation

We start with a detailed consultation to understand your business goals, culture, and specific role requirements, setting the stage for a targeted search.

Step 2: Targeted Talent Search

Leveraging our vast network and industry expertise, we identify and reach out to potential candidates who align with your company culture, vision, values, and role criteria.

Step 3: Comprehensive Shortlisting

Candidates are then shortlisted based on a stringent vetting process that ensures they are not just apt for the role but are also enthusiastic about your organisation, guaranteeing a seamless fit.


Explore the possibilitiesOur solutions.

Contingency Solution

When time is of the essence, opt for our Contingency Solution to fill roles promptly without compromising on quality.

Executive Talent.

Find your next leaders: lead your organisation to new levels of success.

Retained Talent.
Retained Solutions

For mission-critical roles that require specialised skill sets, our Retained Solution consistently ensures a deep, targeted search.

Talent Managed Services.
Managed Services

Providing flexible and strategic talent acquisition with mutually agreed SLAs.

Project Services
Project Services

A project-focused approach that brings in experts to accomplish specific outcomes under agreed timelines and budgets.

Resource Service
Resource as a Service

Unlock untapped potential by utilising this trusted B2B enablement framework.

Book a consultationNeed tech talent, fast? Get started now.Taking the next step is easy. Let’s chat over a free consultation call to outline how we can find your next tech hire quickly and efficiently.

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