Frequently asked questions

What experience do you have in this sector?


Focus 5 have 20+ years experience in the recruitment sector. Helping to find the best talent in Tech, Marketing and Sales, we’ve helped numerous tech business achieve their growth targets and ambitions.




What type of companies do you work with?


Whether you’re a SaaS company, Marketing Agency, e-commerce, fin-tech, health-tech, cyber security or other Tech company, finding the right people to take your business forward is what we do.




What process do you follow?


We follow a unique recruitment process, one that is enjoyable for all involved. We reach out to our network developed over 20+ years in the industry. We advertise across numerous industry job boards including tailored adverts on LinkedIn ensuring we appear to huge numbers of active candidates. Further, we actively target and reach out to passive candidates ensuring the best talent is presented for the roles which really help your tech business grow.




What services do you offer?


Helping you find the right Tech, Marketing and Sales talent, we recruit across permanent, contract and temporary roles. Offering you a full recruitment service from writing adverts and job specs, arranging interviews and presentations through to preparing contracts and on-boarding sessions, we’re able to help you. We also offer retained recruitment services, in which we guarantee to find the talent you or money back!




How much do you charge?


The charge for a permanent member of staff is a percentage of the annual salary offered. The percentage depends on a number of factors including the salary level, the complexity of the search and services required. A huge factor for us is if the search is exclusive or competitive – for exclusive work we can be more flexible with our fee. For contractors or temporary staff, rates are agreed per candidate in advance and details given when CVs are submitted.




Who do you work with?


If you’re a growing business looking for a recruitment partner who will find talent to realise your growth ambitions, we want to work with you. We’ve helped tech companies of all shapes and sizes from start-ups to FTSE listed business as well as international companies. Often working with tech companies with VC or PE investment, we’ve helped develop the product or service and then taken it to market with the right Tech, Marketing ad Sales staff.




What roles do you recruit for?


A variety of Tech, Marketing and Sales staff. From IT Support staff to Developers and Project Manager we’ve helped build full Software Development Life Cycle teams from scratch. In Marketing we’ve an established network with both traditional Marketing professionals through to specialist digital PPC and SEO staff. On the sales side we’ve helped tech companies build inside sales teams, technical pre-sales teams as well as recruit channel sales professionals and Account Managers. From junior staff through to management and Directors, we have the experience, network and skills to find the staff to make a real impact on your business.




How do you find candidates?


We use traditional methods combined with cutting edge technology. Combine this with 20+ years experience and determination to find you the right candidate and we’re off to a winning start. We advertise across numerous industry job boards including tailored adverts on LinkedIn ensuring we appear to huge numbers of active candidates. Further, we actively target and reach out to passive candidates ensuring the best talent is presented for the roles which really help your tech business grow.




What guarantees do you offer?


With flexibility being one of our core 5 values we have a flexible approach to the guarantee we offer. From a free refill to a sliding scale rebate, the important thing for us all is finding staff that both make an impact and remain happy within your business.