We’re specialists in support
You’re in safe hands.
We’re the undisputed experts in our field. Founded by one of Europe’s top PAs, the Sidekicks team includes professionals with frontline through to senior management experience in some of the UK’s best companies. Between us, we’ve been in the shoes of the candidates we’re placing, and in yours. We know our market like the back of our hands and we leverage constant, up-to-the-minute market intelligence to give you the edge. As your Sidekick will.
Only the best, for you.
We represent the brightest minds in London, taking only the top ~5% of applicants onto our books. Our network is of unusually high quality because we understand that a career in support isn’t a fallback. It’s a stimulating, tough, and hugely rewarding profession. We screen for attitude, aptitude and outlook just as much as experience. Our recruiters proactively market map, and engage with both active and passive talent to find the best people for you, not just the ones who apply to your job ads.
Beyond value for money.
We’re committed to ethical recruitment so our pricing structure is transparent, clear and designed to bring you value. We work with a flat fee, calculated as a percentage of your Sidekick’s first year’s salary, or a small hourly admin fee when you’re hiring a temp. You’ll find our rates competitive compared to traditional recruitment agencies, and you only pay us when we’re successful. We also offer a comprehensive guarantee period so you can hire with confidence.
Keep your risks down.
Your Sidekick will go through a full personality and competency-based interview that gets deeper than a skills checklist ever could. Our referencing procedure looks beyond the industry standard to cover five years of work experience, and a personal reference. Why? Because getting to know our people as people is how we find your best match. We’ve also invested in building a rich, industry-leading database that keeps our candidate information accessible and 100% data privacy compliant.
We know a world-class business is built on the basics - operational excellence. High calibre support staff who hit the ground running, deliver business efficiencies, and truly save you time is one of the best investments your business can make. We know because we’ve been there. Our consultative approach will help you keep your business lean, responsive and effective. We’ll proactively identify where you can make real cost savings – from operational restructuring to salary guidance.
Safeguard your reputation.
For most candidates, we’ll be the first representative of your business. That’s a big role, which is why we make such an effort to understand you and your culture. As custodians of your brand and reputation in the market, we treat our candidates on your behalf with the utmost respect, consideration and care. At Sidekicks, recruitment is not simply about filling jobs, our work is about creating and protecting the employer brands of the companies we work with.
Sidekicks have completely changed my perception of recruitment agencies. Without a doubt the best recruitment service in London.
Hudson Weir, Consultancy
It has been a pleasure to work with Sidekicks. They are a fantastic company who have professional and knowledgeable staff, and the service they provide is first class.
FINSA Europe, Corporate Finance
Sidekicks is a true one stop shop for everything people and staffing related. The sheer breadth and quality of their service is nothing short of extraordinary
Howlader & Co, Chartered Accountancy
In a competitive marketplace, it can be difficult to differentiate your business from larger firms, but the approach and attitude of the Sidekicks team is doing just that. I highly recommend their service.
Core Spreads, Technology
Ours was a difficult brief: we were looking for an exceptional character to work alongside some of the brightest young scientists in Britain ... The process became effortless for us, and we are thrilled with the candidate.
Touchlight Genetics, Pharmaceuticals