Recruitment & Induction

Recruitment: Are you struggling to recruit the talent you need?

According to a recent study, nearly 4 million SME’s (67% of the UK total) are struggling to recruit and retain the talent they need to grow their company. Why is this important? Because it has a direct impact on your bottom line! Skills gaps in your workforce can lead to other employees working inefficiently and also to missed opportunities for growth.

Does this resonate with you? If so contact Cornerstone Resources and we can meet your recruitment needs!

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Why recruit with Cornerstone?

We recognise that you need to attract talent at a reasonable cost. That’s why we’ve created our cost effective recruitment solution! For just £2,500 + VAT per role for roles between £20,000 and £50,000 per annum, we will complete the following steps to ensure you get the right person for your vacancy.

  • Help you complete a job description for your role.
  • Create a branded advert.
  • Post the role on the leading UK job board (Totaljobs, Monster, Reed, Indeed, CV Library and Jobsite. We will also advertise the role through our Social Media channels (including LinkedIn).
  • Complete initial screen of applications.
  • Conduct first stage interviews.
  • Present you with a list of 3-5 candidates for second stage interview (depending on your needs).
  • Make the offer and confirm in writing (where needed).

As we are recruiting for your organisation, we will ensure your brand is enhanced by keeping candidates informed throughout the process.

What roles do we recruit for?

The fixed fee offer is available for roles between £20,000 and £50,000 per annum. If your role is more senior or is a specialist role that requires a more targeted approach, we have partner organisations who can help you! Contact us and we will put you in touch with the people who are best placed to meet your recruitment needs. We are acting as your internal HR team so we will recommend what we feel is best for you. 

Senior and hard to fill roles

If you have a role which will require a targeted, more headhunter like approach, our partners, Exemplia, can help. We will be honest with you as to whether it is likely we can fill your vacancy so you can make an informed decision as to whether you use our standard recruitment offering or if you need to be introduced to our partner firm.

What if my vacancy isn't filled?

We have many years experience recruiting internally for organisations and so we have a high degree of confidence that we can supply high quality candidates for your role. If we aren’t able to fill your vacancy, we would talk to you about options for readvertising. As we are not a recruitment consultancy, we do not offer clawback arrangements as part of our standard terms and conditions. By not offering this, we can keep the cost to you as low as possible. This way you can save a significant amount over standard recruitment agency terms. This could be up to £5,000 per role (based on a 15% fee and a £50,000 starting salary).

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How do our charges work?

On commencement of the campaign, we charge a £750 + VAT upfront fee. This covers the cost of the branded advert and posting your vacancy on the job boards. The final balance of £1,750 + VAT is payable on the conclusion of the interview process. Where we are issuing contracts on your behalf, the final balance will be payable before the contract is released.

Who are Cornerstone Resources?

Based in South Manchester, Cornerstone Resources offer a complete HR service to businesses, charities and churches. With over 40 years combined experience in HR, we can offer you an enviable combination of professional expertise and a service based on integrity and honesty. Best of all, we can save you time and money. If you take out one of our HR outsourcing packages, we can work with you to devise an induction plan that sets your new hire up for success. From then on, we can help you to develop your new hire, improving their engagement.

For more information on our offering, including cost effective Outsourced HR support, click here. For a no obligation quote, call Nicci today on 07908 875146 or Rob on 07494 161169. Alternatively, click the below button to email us and we will come back to you.

How we work


We will always complete our work to the best of our ability even if it costs us to do so.


We will be open and honest with you and will challenge a proposed course of action when we don’t believe it to be the best solution.

Value adding

We will look to not just meet your immediate needs but to add long term value to your organisation.

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