How does the direct engagement model work?
  1. Client informs Optima of site requirement, and also explains their process for engaging with the suitable candidate.

  2. Optima match a candidate to the requirement, and then explain the process of engagement.

  3. Contractor starts on site on the agreed rate, working directly for and being paid directly by the client. Client pays Optima a margin only.

  4. Optima invoice the client directly an agreed fee for an agreed period of time. This invoice is payable 30 days EOM.

  5. Contractor is "ring-fenced" within our database for a period of 6 months after the end of the period where Optima were charging a fee, in order to give continuity and stability to the client.
Why use Optima?

With a nationwide team of 25 dedicated recruitment consultants and resources along with a database of more than 50,000 active candidates on our books, Optima can always find you the right person with the right skills at the right time.

As an ISO:9001 accredited agency, we ensure the standards of recruitment are continually high, and all contractors are vetted before going on site, including where appropriate past employer references, CSCS cards and other tickets, digital facial recognition technology for RTW and compliance checks.

Try our brand new service for yourself

Through this alternative approach to sourcing people for your company, Optima can provide full-time, part-time, permanent or temporary staff to your workforce or current/upcoming projects. The Direct Engagement Model is flexible with you, the customer, in mind and here at Optima we go above and beyond to find the solution you need at the time you need it.

Join more than 600 happy customers using Optima in the UK and make your enquiry today using the form below, by using the Contact Us page or by calling Dan on 07517 999 952 / 0208 783 9222

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Direct Engagement Model (pay margin only) is one of many innovative solutions we offer in the construction recruitment industry. Anywhere that you require skills and expertise on site, Optima will provide a solution.

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