Home-based recruitment franchise dealing with employees in all sectors, managing the hiring process and providing bespoke HR solutions
Business & Professional Services, Recruitment
Additional Resources is a franchise based around recruitment and providing a high quality service to employers. The company has built a first-class reputation for its professionalism over a period of 20 years - that reputation was earned through the hard work of Additional Resources Associate Partners - as its franchisees are known - and the head office team.
The Additional Resources franchise has over 25 Associate Partners working across the UK, using the latest technology, a bespoke CRM system, and the Additional Resources website to attract thousands of active candidates looking for work, while also having access to 950,000 candidates CVs in the company’s database.
The Additional Resources website allows people to search for jobs, or to register for job alerts and upload a CV, so that Additional Resources franchisees can match jobs that match up with the skills of the applicant. The Additional Resources franchisee can also offer advice on interview preparation and techniques, and salary negotiation tips.
For employers, Additional Resources offers a number of benefits, among them a database of potential candidates from across a spectrum of jobs and skills, including Automotive, Catering, Computer & IT, Customer Services, Human Resources, Interim Management, Sales, Telecoms, and Utilities. Additional Resources also offers free advertising on its website and other recruitment websites.
Additional Resources will screen, select and interview candidates to identify those who meet the criteria set down by the employer, and then supply a shortlist of CVs. The company will handle any resulting acceptance or rejections and there is no charge should it be unsuccessful in finding the right candidate.
As well as managing the hiring process, Additional Resources also provides bespoke HR services, which can help bring companies in line with employment law, assist with performance management, support investigations, and the many complexities surrounding restructuring and redundancies. Additional Resources is a member of TEAM, the largest network of independent recruiters.
Additional Resources was the brainchild of Russell Jacques, who founded the company in 1999. Jacques had previously been the managing director of a large BMW franchise and, based on the skills he developed in this and his later job as a management consultant, he began developing the idea of creating a highly flexible franchise operation in the early 2000s, an idea that grew into the Associate Partnerships franchise.
He was joined by his daughter, Holly Jacques, associate manager at Additional Resources, who brings her experience in various HR advisory roles to the company, where she provides support to franchisees, coaching them through every stage of the recruitment process.
Also taking on an associate manager role is Tracy Smith-Malone, who began working in recruitment in 2004 and was a commercial consultant for the firm before expanding her duties.
Daniel Cooke, who had previous employment experience running payrolls and dealing with temporary workers, joined Additional Resources in 2010 and is now helping the company develop new business as well as looking after existing clients.
The big difference to most franchises is that there are no huge up-front franchise fees. The Additional Resources franchise model operates on an ‘invest as you go’ basis, which allows the franchisee to build up a business without the pressure of having a large initial cost
This low investment, quick-start format can see an Additional Resources franchisee up and running within 48 hours. This innovative business programme charges a franchise fee of only £750, and allows franchisees running their own recruitment desk to retain between 80 and 90 per cent of the total amount their business bills their clients.
An Additional Resources franchise is a unique opportunity, with the franchisee provided with recruitment software, candidate sourcing facilities and a vacancy canvassing service. The franchise is aided by full back and front office support which will help generate leads, offer client and contractor administration, covering contracts, terms and conditions, time sheets, invoicing and other necessary admin duties, including debt collection.
The franchise is fully supported through the Additional Resource business and admin teams. Additional Resources has highly experienced staff who have worked on both sides of the recruiting fence.
Each franchisee has a dedicated associate manager to act as a mentor and help the franchisee grow their business. They are there to offer franchisees the wisdom of their many years of hands-on recruitment experience.
Setting up your business as part of the Additional Resources Associate Partnership means that you will receive all the help you need from the company’s business advisors to build up your recruitment business and to make sure the franchise becomes profitable as quickly as possible.
Since Additional Resources does not ask for an expensive up-front franchise fee, the low initial costs mean that the franchisee needs only to place one recruit within the first three months to make the business profitable.
There are territories available throughout the United Kingdom and a Master Licence is available for Ireland.
As with any business, some franchisees may prefer to take over an already established franchise rather than start a new one from scratch and avoiding the costs associated with setting up.
Retirement or relocation can lead a franchisee to consider reselling their business, and resales of Additional Resources franchises with good customer bases may come on to the market. Contact Additional Resources to see if there is a franchise currently for sale in the area of your choice.
Additional Resources franchisees will be working with a wide range of employers to fill both permanent and temporary positions in the following categories: Accountancy, Admin/Secretarial, Advertising, Aerospace, Automotive, Banking, Catering, Construction / Architecture, Customer Service, Defence, Education, Electronics, Energy and Environment, Engineering, Estate Agency, Executive Search, Facilities, Fashion, Financial Services, FMCG, Graphic Design, Healthcare, Health and Safety, Hospitality, Human Resources, Industrial, Insurance, Interim Management, IT, Languages, Legal, Leisure, Logistics, Manufacturing & Production, Marketing, Mechanical, Media, Medical / Nursing, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceutical, Procurement, Rail, Retail, Sales, Scientific, Shipping, Social Care, Telecoms, Training, Travel and Utilities.
The Additional Resources model means that there is no long-term tie-in period. Additional Resources requires that new partners remain with the company for a minimum of three months.
It was once said that when people were employed, they were hoping for a job for life. This is no longer true, as employees will nowadays change jobs between 10 and 15 times during their working careers.
As for recruitment, a 2017 IBM report noted that 58 per cent of candidates who had a negative experience with a company’s recruitment process would not apply again in the future, while those who enjoyed the experience are 38 per cent more likely to accept an offer.
Because of this, the recruitment sector is a thriving business in the UK and has been growing steadily since 2010. In 2017, the total revenue in the recruitment industry hit £32.2bn and there were 115,000 people employed in the industry. Self-employment has been a key driver of growth in recruitment, with 15 per cent of the working population being self-employed.
An Additional Resources franchise can be quickly established. To find out more, or to request further information on franchising with Additional Resources, click on the ‘Send Enquiry’ button now.
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