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Frequently asked questions

How are you different from a staffing agency?

Staffing agencies charge placement fees, typically 25%, based on the candidate's first-year salary. Uplink uses a weekly project-based billing model, which has several advantages over staffing agencies.

Can I add more jobs and change pricing plans?

Yes. You can change plans at any time. The more jobs you add, the lower the cost.

What are the financial benefits of using Uplink?

The cost-per-hire is 9% for our clients versus the 25% that staffing agencies charge. Also, our clients make as many hires as they want from the candidates we submit because we don't charge a fee for each placement.

What are the other benefits of using Uplink?

Clients who used Uplink filled their jobs an average of 30% faster. Also, since we screen for culture and have higher selection criteria, our candidates had a lower first-year attrition rate than those submitted by staffing agencies or RPOs.

How are you different from an RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing)?

RPOs require long-term contracts (one year or more). But with Uplink, you can pause or cancel service at any time.

Do you have recruiters who are ready to start immediately?

Yes. We already have recruiters in place. After meeting with your hiring managers, our team will source, recruit, and submit prescreened candidates within 24 hours.

Are your recruiters US-based?

Yes. Our founder and Recruiting Director are based in Houston, TX. Our recruiters are located throughout the United States and are US Citizens.

How often do you submit candidates?

As soon as we find qualified candidates, we submit them, which, in most cases, is every day.

How do you submit candidates?

We submit candidate resumes with a synopsis of experience and salary requirements either via email or through an ATS (Applicant Tracking System) integration.

Do you post jobs for us?

Yes. Uplink has LinkedIn job slots, which enable us to post jobs on behalf of our clients. Sometimes, we also post jobs on other job boards, including Indeed.

How do you find candidates?

Uplink uses Job postings on major job boards, including LinkedIn. We also recruit passive candidates using our LinkedIn Recruiter Pro license. In addition, we source from Wellfound, Indeed, our internal database, and other resume sites. In addition, we use company org charts and competitive intelligence to identify candidates.

What is your placement guarantee and pricing cap?

We guarantee to fill your job regardless of how many project days we spend on recruitment. If it's not filled by the time we bill 12% as a cost-per-hire, we'll work for free until it's filled (spoiler alert: this has never happened).*

How do we track your progress?

Our manager has weekly meetings with your team with metrics updates to ensure we stay on track.


*Uplink guarantees a client's position will be filled unless the client cancels the search or fills the job by other methods.

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