The first2group offers the opportunity for successful recruiters to build their own business within the group. You’ll enjoy all of the rewards associated with ownership and running your own business without the risks involved. With the help of our finance, proven systems, start up assistance and ongoing strategic support, the first2group will partner you in every step of the way as you move into running your own enterprise.
Our model is built around realising an individual’s full potential. Administration and any non billing activity is kept to a minimum and wherever possible managed by the Central Support Team. We unashamedly subscribe to the commonly used phrase ‘keep it simple’ – because it works. We keep our start up entrepreneurs focussed on revenue generation and building their businesses by taking away the burden of red tape that restricts the growth of a start up.
Starting a new recruitment business when you are ‘going it alone’ can take months of planning. For us, it’s just what we do. As an enterprise that specialises in start up recruitment companies, we have in place resources that allow us to quickly commission websites, set up IT infrastructure, financing a business, organising office space and much more. Starting your new business with the first2group means that it will have available to it all of the resources of an established company – from day one.
Starting a recruitment business independently can give rise to many issues, and the first2group helps to eliminate these. Where our involvement can really add value to a recruitment company however, is in its growth phase. Being part of a larger group helps to attract successful, talented consultants by offering them the stability and working environments of a large business coupled with the exciting prospect of joining a small growing enterprise. Hiring consultants to grow a business becomes a simple process with established HR procedures, contracts of employment, space to seat new additions, a scalable IT and Telecoms infrastructure, and most importantly, the availability of finance. The first2group effectively creates the necessary conditions for a new business to grow more quickly than conventional independent start-ups.
Having experienced the drain on resources that red tape can cause, the first2group created a Central Support Function employing highly experienced recruitment administrators and using specialist IT systems – not only to take that burden from billers but to support them with better, faster, more efficient and more accurate administration. The Central Support Function covers everything from day to day recruitment administration through to invoicing and payroll. You’ll never need to think about when your VAT is due, how to run a payroll or if your telephone bill has been paid! This frees you up to focus on what you do best, generating revenue and building the business without the distractions that you would otherwise have.
Equally important is the availability of finance. One of the most common causes of new business failure is the insufficient availability of capital. All of our start up ventures begin life with the confidence that they will have all of the resources they need to become successful. For everything from your salary to advertising the first2group makes funding available. Importantly, our funding means that any new recruitment start up can support a temporary desk safe in the knowledge that contractors will be paid on time. The value of this is not in the finance itself but in the confidence this brings with which our businesses can approach their markets.