Like all professionals, recruiters need to manage their time productively to be successful. The Prentice Partners Practice structure is designed to make every minute of your time highly effective and help you manage your time with total efficiency. In fact ensuring partners are as productive as possible is central to everything we do.
The Prentice Partners Practice is ideal for recruiters who are currently self employed and wish to keep market flexibility while gaining a total support corporate environment and high value resources. Equally a Prentice Partners Practice makes good sense for recruiters looking to progress their career beyond the constraints of an employment or commission only arrangement but might not want to start and invest in a completely new recruitment business on their own. Becoming a Prentice Partner is a safe, low risk, no investment option. Experienced recruiters will benefit from receiving most of their client fees without the problems, risks, long term commitments and substantial up front investment required to start a new recruitment firm.
As an organisation, Prentice Partners is structured like many legal, accounting and professional services firms. Partners attract and manage clients, while together with specialist, administration and management areas deliver a range of services to clients. This organisational structure has proven to be successful over time and is ideally suited to Prentice Partners. As a partner you will hold a title determined by your experience and qualifications of either "Partner" or "Senior Partner".
Prentice Partners politics is truly minimal and centres on independence and professionalism. The founders and support team have worked together for years with a number of companies. We continue to do so because we respect each other and are excited by the broader goals of what we're doing (which has always involved pushing one boundary or another). Prentice Partners is no different. As we don't run a physical recruitment office in the conventional sense, office politics is non existent. The Prentice Partners management and support team see partners as internal clients in a very real sense. This means as a partner you can expect an aligned and focused service ethic at all times. We believe partners should be and act like professional business leaders. Because of this, Prentice Partners standards are high and our expectations are even higher.
Any new client opportunities that come directly to Prentice Partners are always referred to the most appropriate partner for a standard commission. There are no in-house recruiters, only partners and resourcers (who work on behalf of partners). Opportunities for public speaking and media interviews may be offered to the best qualified partner associated with the issue.
A key difference at Prentice Partners is that client contacts belong to partners. Naturally Prentice Partners has a billing relationship with client organisations but unlike most professional service firms, Prentice Partners does not attempt to restrict any relationship with client contacts if the partner leaves. This also means Prentice Partners does not run 'desks'. While partners specialise in particular fields, geographic areas and/or industries, they are free to do business outside their usual market segment at any time.
The information on this page is general and likely to lead to questions that are best answered in discussion so don't hesitate to call for more details.
If you're an experienced recruiter and would like to further explore becoming a partner select Next Steps.
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