FAQ

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FOR COMPANIES

Are you an employment agency or recruiter?

Red Seat is neither. Like employment agencies and recruiters, we help businesses hire people. But unlike agencies and recruiters, Red Seat's hiring experts partner with the hiring company, fulfilling some of the same roles that an in-house human resources professional might. We take care of every stage of the hiring process, from generating leads and vetting candidates to conducting assessments and completing background checks.

Some think recruiters are only concerned with filling a vacancy quickly.  Red Seat is different. Because we’re not recruiters, we’re able to focus on what really matters, and that’s finding and hiring the best possible candidate for the job. 

What about pricing and fees?

This is another way we differ from employment agencies and recruiters. Red Seat's fee is 15% of anticipated compensation for all positions. Yes, our fees are competitive, even though we offer much more comprehensive services than traditional headhunters and recruiters! We split our fee into two parts: a 10% retainer at the time we start on a project, and the remaining 5% is paid when a new employee starts.

What kind of businesses do you work for?

Red Seat typically works for small to medium-sized companies that either: a) do not employ a full-time HR professional, or b) simply do not have the HR capacity to devote adequate attention to finding and landing the right people. We work closely with our clients to ensure that the candidates we find will be a great fit for their businesses.

Our personalized hiring process saves our clients time and money, keeps clients in control of the outcome, and enables them to make the right hire with much less hassle. Check out our case studies to learn more about some of the specific positions we've filled.

What sort of positions do you hire for?

Red Seat helps our clients hire for all kinds of positions, from entry-level professionals to senior management. Read our case studies for some specific examples of the positions we've filled, or contact us to learn more about our capabilities.

Examples of common positions we work on include:

  • Administrative
  • Accounting
  • Customer service
  • Engineering
  • Financial planning
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Project management
  • Sales

Think your needs are too complex or niche? Try us. Many of our clients are in specific verticals with narrow requirements, and we excel at this challenge. Call us today for a free, no-hassle, and no-obligation consultation to talk about your open position(s).

We’ll discuss compensation, position structure and conduct initial research to validate available candidate pool for your unique position.

 

FOR CANDIDATES

Can I just apply directly to the company?

If the company has contracted with Red Seat to fill the position, we’re the best route “in.” While you technically can apply directly, we encourage you to send your resume to us, since that’s where they’ll be expecting to receive applications.

How will I know if you received my resume?

We electronically confirm receipt of every resume we receive, typically within two business days. If you haven't received confirmation within that time period, feel free to contact us or re-send your information. We know job searching can be nerve-wracking, and we appreciate your patience at every stage of the process. If you do have any questions about the position or the application process, we're happy to answer them for you.

What format should I send my resume in?

Please send resumes as Microsoft Word files and please do not attach anything other than the resume. You can copy and paste your cover letter into the text of the email. It is helpful if you mention which position you're applying for, and  remember to proofread your resume—spell check is free, but typos could cost you.