Our Story



I’ve always thought that the pricing model in recruitment was flawed. It encourages Recruiters to cut corners to get to market quicker whilst allowing clients to set up a market where Recruiters face off against each other like ninja warriors. It’s a race to the bottom.

Then there are the great Recruiters who just don’t fit into the industry. An industry that demands long office hours with little flexibility.

It made me think:

  • what about those Recruiters who need flexibility?
  • what about those fantastic Recruiters who just don’t want to sell?

They are leaving the industry in droves and it’s just not good enough!

I started keeping data on the Recruiters we couldn’t place in our rec2rec business and the reasons why. The data showed that almost 38% of Recruiters who we didn’t place just didn’t fit the traditional model.

And that’s how Recstra was born.

We set about creating a model where independent and certified Recruiters are:

  • supplied with the work,
  • guaranteed payment, and
  • are supported to make the most out of their new independent freelancer careers.

Recstra is on our mission to become the largest, most influential and successful, community of Independent Recruiters in the world. A community committed to providing the highest quality recruitment service with a payment model that works for all parties.

It’s Recstra. Recruitment as it should be.

Craig Watson