Aruba Executive Search


  • Richard Crossman, Managing Director
  • Richard Crossman, Owner
  • Number of Employees: Unavailable

We are a Bristol based Executive Search Practice delivering tailored, permanent, resourcing solutions to clients in the South West & Wales. We were formed in 2009 to build on our 16 years experience of sourcing talent for clients across the UK, working closely as an extension of their businesses to support talent acquisition needs for business growth.

If you are seeking to recruit that next ‘star’ for your organisation or seeking your next career move, then do contact us, we will be happy to help! We offer recruiting clients 3 core services which are:

Executive Search | Contingency Search | Advertised Search

We have a local presence, we source candidates nationally and deliver locally and are best placed to support clients seeking to fill Jobs in Bristol, Jobs in Bath and across the South West. Additionally, given our low overhead structure, we are able to offer ‘low fees’ to recruiting clients, where we can introduce you to candidates with a wealth of experience across the following skills, throughout the M5 & M4 corridors:

  • Executive & Management
  • Accountancy & Finance
  • Engineering
  • HR
  • IT & Technology
  • Procurement & Supply Chain
  • Project Management
  • Sales & Marketing


Metrics We Influence

Throughout our recruitment services and where we are engaged by clients, we always look to see where we can add value in the process. On this basis, we deliver permanent recruitment solutions where we focus on adding value through the following recruitment metrics & benefits:

  • Unlocking Your Access To New Talent
  • We Help You Build Your Brand Presence As An Employer Destination
  • Reducing Cost Per Hire in Recruitment
  • Reducing Time Per Hire in Recruitment
  • Delivering Star Candidates with Scarce Skills
  • Improving Candidate & Client Experience
  • Increasing Candidate Quality
  • Dedicated to Permanent Recruitment

Transparent Fees

At Aruba Resourcing, we offer a transparent and competitive fee structure, and whilst keeping our very high levels of customer service andsuccessful recruitment delivery we have kept our overheads to a minimum to be able to pass on typically lower fees.

For our 3 core service offerings, we outline below our transparent fee structure

Executive Search Fees – 26%
Most search firms usually charge 30%-40%+ on the full package £value of an executive hire and invoicing in ‘Thirds’ (billing 1/3 for the retainer, 1/3 at shortlist and 1/3 at placement). At Aruba, we try and lessen your financial outlay at the outset. Firstly, by only applying our executive search fees on the candidate basic salary and car/car allowance (no shares, bonuses or other financial elements of the package are included). Additionally, by providing a fee structure of 26% which we apply as follows: ¼ for the retainer, ¼ at shortlist presentation and ½ on placement.

Contingency Search Fees – 12%
Whilst some account for 20%-30% fees, we have an enviable position of low overhead costs which allow us to charge a nominal fee of 12% of basic salary across the board. This is only charged on successful placement of the candidate.

Advertised Search Fees - variable depending on the assignment and advertising portfolio required


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