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Let's find you the right leaders to scale up your company.
We vet for proven track record, business acumen, ability to galvanize teams, and cultural fit.

 We're your trusted agile in-house talent partner.
Our unique method cuts your expenses and search time in 1/2 using our  Candidate Value Scope© 5-step framework.

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1. We set you up a landing page for your role with your "wish list" criteria and track the interactions and CTRs adjusting as needed.

Candidate Spreadsheet

2. We set you up with a Candidate Tracking Sheet© to input and organize your leads for you to easily filter through and communicate to us. Keep leads for future use.

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3. We network out to 100s of targeted high-quality candidates across various industries and marketing mediums, including our own vast network at our B2C company, Career5, to ensure high-quality leads.

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4. We video screen based on your "wishlist criteria" and record so you can actually get a snapshot of their personality, intelligence, and acumen before contacting them.


5. We quickly funnel down candidates to a small select group of high-quality leads. We fill your roles in a fraction of the time it takes for traditional recruiting.

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Fair-Fee Optimized Recruiting & Staffing™ for companies that care about their talent.

We find high-quality talent using multiple marketing, screening, and touchpoint methods. We send screened high-quality candidates to a designated hiring authority and they take it from there.

We're perfect for seasoned hiring managers who simply need an in-house talent partner to find/screen high-quality talent to the right hiring authorities in your company for 1/4 the cost of traditional recruiters.

Results: You receive high-quality leads using our Candidate Value Scope™ method (see below). You interview and take it from there.


Most recruiters charge 20%,  but we only charge 10%.

As your talent partner, we get one week start time ahead of other recruiters to give you the best chance to find candidates affordably as your talent partner. If we find you a candidate, you only pay 10% of their salary vs the traditional 20%.

By partnering with you, we get to know the needs of your company and align them better to our talent when searching.  Offering a reduced rate allows you the ability to attract higher-quality talent since you now have more in your budget that can be allocated to compensation.

Results: Our clients can offer higher signing bonuses to attract better talent that will move mountains for their organization.



We use multiple methods to market.

We have an extensive network of high-quality candidates both from Ascend5 and from our sister company, Career5 that brands and networks out people for new opportunities. We use multiple social media and marketing campaigns to quickly find, attract, and funnel high-quality people into your roles.

Results: We work on building your employer brand by adding consistency and multiple touchpoints in the recruitment process to build high-quality talent relations, becoming a truly reliable partner for your talent needs.

Why this method?
Think of us as the "Trelora" or "Redfin" of the recruiting world.

 "We started offering this service because the recruiting system is broken if you do not have in-house talent managers hiring and many companies just cannot afford this.  If you don't partner up with a company, you will never truly understand their needs, and the moment you let 3rd party recruiters using the traditional 20% contingent fee bring in talent, the costs go up dramatically. Candidates are lost because there is this extra middle person that is hiring that does not understand the company. 

And lastly, most recruitment companies are not marketers and the traditional method of finding candidates just takes too long.  We use a team of marketers to build your funnel to make this entire process more effective and cost-prohibitive." - Aimee Marcelo, Founder of Ascend 5

Candidate Value Scope

We use our Candidate Value Scope™ Matrix with each client to ensure your top needs are aligned with what they offer.

Sometimes quality candidates have up-to-date resumes and LinkedIns, while others do not. We meet virtually with hiring managers to get an exact "wish list" to target candidates more accurately (leadership and/or technical abilities, track record, years of experience, etc.). By taking the time to screen candidates with this method, we send you a document that states exactly how they align with your needs.

This allows us to market for your exact talent and eliminate wasting time with candidates that do not meet your "must-have" criteria.


Ascend5 Fair Fee®:  We believe in partnerships and your success.

Pay 10% if you hire one of our candidates vs the 20% traditional contingent recruiting fee.

Ascend5 FAIR-FEE Services Include A5 Recruiting & Staffing
(1-week headstart)
A5 Talent Funnel & Sourcing Only


Traditional Contingent Search 20% 

Determine timeline and scope of work.UnlimitedUp to 2 months<-->Unlimited
Review role/description to ensure targeting of high-quality talent. Create a landing page to capture candidate data. <-->
Target curated sources and databases to quickly generate talent leads using effective multi-touch marketing funnels (10x faster than traditional methods).<-->Reaches out using a much slower traditional method.
Set up a Candidate Tracker Sheet/and or utilize your ATS to keep us on track.<--> Usually emails one candidate at a time.
Create and utilize our Candidate ValueScope™ scoring system of your top wishlist requirements for role to screen for higher quality talent because resumes are often not up to date.<-->Sends resume and you have to decipher if they meet your needs.
Act as main POC during process for all incoming candidates from internal/external sources.Funnel goes straight to you.<-->
Send videos of top candidates answering to your most needed requirements.  You watch and reach out to your top picks and eliminate valuable wasted time on phone calls.<-->Sends resumes and recap of phone screen.
Schedule interviews.We scheduleYou schedule<-->
Guarantee hire; replace for free if candidate leaves within 90-120 days.We replace candidate if needed.We reboot funnel for $199 only.<-->
Makes entire process streamlined and tracked by data to pivot where needed; partners long-term with you to create continuity and a positive experience for both you and your candidates. .<-->Constantly competes against other recruiters and creates confusion for incoming candidates being contacted by multiple recruiters. Another hefty recruiter fee.
Package Pricing10% of salary (if our candidate is hired
$999<-->VS. 20% of candidates salary

Our research has shown time and time again that by working together as an in-house partner, everyone wins.

✓Find high-quality talent in a pinch when needed.

✓We know your company, culture, and your roles inside and out because we have worked with you continuously so you can plug us in where needed.

✓Scale-up faster from this affordable staffing model.

✓You won't be inundated by multiple recruiters again because we'll be your main point of contact (POC) for staffing.

✓You'll have more energy and momentum to focus on other important goals to move your company forward.


Simple cost-effective and affordable solutions can quickly repair an eroded employer brand so that your company doesn't lose traction through the churn and burn of employee replacement.

Save thousands annually on hiring using a more effective recruiting system.


"This method of partnering up as a 'primary' recruiter for the company gets far more traction, eliminates the confusion, and gives us options as to whether we want to hire a recruiter to handle it or just have a funnel set up where we interviewed the screened candidates.  Either way, we are saving $5K-$20K per candidate-more if we just go with the funnel."- Allen Hall,  Xentity (Data Consulting) in Colorado

Want to find out more about partnering up? Schedule a call.