We will find you the hire of your dreams by managing every aspect of this excruciating process, so you don’t have to… We guarantee it!

Building a business is fun and rewarding…

And no one said it wasn’t hard work, right?

After all, you have to fight hard to grow market share; tirelessly scrutinize your product quality; examine and re-examine your promotional messaging, your distribution, your value add; and then there’s the cashflow to manage, the monthly reporting to do… there just aren’t enough hours in the day.

Which is why all successful business owners agree on one thing:

Make the Hiring Process as Easy as Possible

There are too many horror stories – and we’ve heard them all – about businesses hiring the wrong people, or taking too long to find the right hire, or just holding back and stifling their own growth by not hiring at all.

Hear Josh’s Story

Listen to Josh Eaton of Top Speed Golf while he explains how hiring the wrong person twice cost him over $50,000 at a conservative estimate. He also shares how after discovering the right way to find the right people he was finally able to relax and take a vacation because things were finally running smoothly without him.

Wouldn’t it be great if…

…You didn’t have to waste all that time wading through mountains of CVs and resumes?

OK, you don’t. We do it all.. We get the information we need from you during our 60-minute dream hire call,  then we take it from there. Our unique hiring process is proven to identify 70 different criteria and measure the candidates against them. We reject those who don’t meet your criteria which means you never have to see the tire kickers, perpetually unemployed, or other candidates that waste a huge amount of your time.

We often reject 99 candidates out of 100. That’s 99 resumes you don’t even have to look at.

That’s right.  Bob the circus clown who dreams of being a CPA….you won’t be reading his resume.

…You never had to write another Job Description?

We do this for you – we use your information about what you need and we craft that material. We know how to attract the kinds of people you need.

…You didn’t have to waste hours interviewing completely hopeless candidates?

We interview the candidates for you as well. These are in-depth telephone interviews, just with the candidates who look good. About half these candidates will make it through the interview, you get the recording and pick the ones you’d like to see. You only get to see a very few candidates; those who are a very close match.

…You didn’t make any more awful hiring mistakes?

Our success rate in getting the right candidates is 88%. This means that 88% of our candidates are still dream hires a year later. Yes, we might occasionally find someone who just isn’t the exact right fit but if that happens, we will replace the candidate at no extra cost to you.

…You knew what the compensation range and package should be for your dream hire?

Let’s face it.  This part is scary.  How much money have you spent on overpaying for a new hire, or not paying enough to get the person who can come on board and make your life better?  We are compensation experts and this service alone can save you many thousands of dollars with each hire.  Many times this saving alone has been more than our dream hire fee.

Breathe: It doesn’t have to be like that

The perfect person to help your company grow is out there, somewhere. But to find them yourself, and to be really entirely sure they will hit the ground running, will take you days of hard work and cost more than you think. And let’s be honest, even if you can throw enough resources at the task of finding them yourself, you still need luck on your side if you’re going to get someone who will prove their worth and stick around longer than a year…

On Average, 30% of new hires leave within one year


That’s right. After being bombarded with applications, sifting through CVs, interviewing, training and doing all you can to make life a little easier for yourself, a third of new staff will leave before the end of their first year!

If you’re having to rehire for that position every year, can you imagine how much of your time that will take?

The thing is, hiring the right people, good people, the people who fit in with your business culture and meet the standards you set, is fraught with difficulty. It is something you can try to do yourself, or indeed you can put it out to regular hiring agencies who will be glad to receive a hefty percentage of the first-year salary…

But doesn’t it make more sense to put it in the hands of experts who have a proven system for getting you the right hire – your dream hire – and guaranteeing you will keep them for longer than a year?

The Vinehouse average for staff staying longer than 1 year is 88%

Our closely refined hiring system not only takes all the work off you, but it also hires better people faster, who stay longer.

It works for virtually any position in any business, anywhere in the English-speaking world, from the information marketer in Chicago to the nurse in the Australian outback. We have worked with clients in Australia, USA, Canada, Scandinavia, Ireland and the UK helping them all to find the dream hire they needed.

Finding the right person isn’t as simple as placing someone capable into the job on day one. The right person is the right person because they fit in. They enjoy working with you. They get as much out of working with you as you get from having them there. Not only are they great at the job, but they come with the right belief system and values to complement your organisation. In short, they just fit. And because of that, they stay.

If your new hire stays longer than a year then chances are they’re going to stay longer than three years.

To find someone who fits as well as that using conventional hiring methods requires a lot of interviews (at least three per candidate), a lot of candidates, and shed loads of luck. Unsurprisingly, as the statistics show, even after all that hard work, it rarely happens.

We know how to do it though. In fact, so confident are we in finding the perfect person for your business long-term, that we can offer our 100% satisfaction guarantee:

One Year 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If your new hire doesn’t work out for any reason in the first 12 months, we will replace them free of charge.

Don’t take our word for it. Here’s what some of our clients have to say…

  • Resumé Deception
    Paolo Lencioni
    Partner, APL Accountants, Brisbane, Australia
  • 100 X more successful
    Alec Day
    Owner Jewelry Tools
  • Explosive Growth
    Dr Dave Nicol
    Veterinary surgeon & Practice Owner
  • Better environment for everybody
    Brady Roberts
    President & Co-Founder, iCapture
  • Systematic approach to job descriptions
    Donny Wyatt
    Founder and CEO,
  • Taken our business to a better place
    Bryan Todd
    President, Perry S. Marshall & Associates
  • I’ll never hire someone on my own [again]
    Dale Ringerwole
    DC Grand Rapids
  • interviewed three and took two of them on
    Lynda Chanin
  • helped us create our very own HR system
    Julius Park
    Crazy 88 Martial Arts
  • Everything has flipped for the better
    Benji Rabhan
    NY Times Best Seller & CEO of MorrisCore Inc.
  • We have an excellent new employee
    Keith Edmunds
    Tiger Computing Ltd.
  • A few exceptional candidates to choose from
    Nazim Agabekov
  • A dream come true
    Scott Alberts
    Scott Alberts, CEO, Voiceplace, Inc.
  • Helped Fracture find a needle in a haystack
    Herb Jones
    Chief Marketing Officer, Fracture.
  • We have now found two incredible candidates out of very large pools of applicants
    Christopher Blair
    CFP Blair Financial Planning, Denver
  • This has been the easiest hire I have ever done
    Teresa Sedmak
    President Everbrite, Inc.
  • Nancy and the Vinehouse team are such a pleasure to work with
    Luc Cisna
    HR Director
  • She’s really a super hire, 5x more than I was hoping for/expecting
    Rick Dawson
    Hiring Affiliate Promotions Manager
  • Vinehouse's demystifies the process of skillfully screening candidates
    Jonathan Kaplan
  • Nancy had a great ability to focus me on my need
    Jeremy Chance
    Operations Manager
  • I will definitely be using Nancy and Vinehouse for all my future hiring needs
    Peter Jacobson
  • Thanks to Nancy we've found our unicorns for our business
    Tom Donald
  • The truly appropriate candidates emerged
    Mary Anne Redmond
    Company Owner Wealth Management
More Client Stories

Do you want to know how we ensure we can provide such a valuable service to you?

This is the time when many system owners would go secret. They would hold back from giving you the details in case imitators tried to replicate it. But we have no such fears about our system. It has taken a long time to develop this level of expertise about how to research, find, screen and filter down to the perfect candidate. These are all skills unique to our staff, and we train and nurture them all very carefully. We know our process cannot be copied easily because so much of it is in the way we truly understand our clients’ needs, and screen applicants accordingly.

The Vinehouse 10-Step Plan To Dream Hire Success

Step 1: The Role

You send us all your material on the role. We go through it with a fine-tooth comb to check all your requirements.

Step 2: 60-minute Dream Hire call

We work through your material with you, line-by-line to ensure we are really clear on your needs. We ask a bunch of questions to really flush out what it is you need. Even if you aren’t sure exactly what the job entails yourself, we will help you define it and come up with the profile of a candidate that would be your dream hire.

Step 3: Person Specification

We produce a person specification, which we agree with you to make sure we are crystal clear on what you need. The specification can include 50 – 70 criteria on exactly the skills and experience we are looking for. We will test the candidates on every one of these criteria through the application process.

Step 4: Application form and interviews

We design questions and tasks to check each of the criteria from the person specification. These are based on what the successful candidate will be doing in the job and to assess if they will fit in to your company, your culture and your values. We split these questions and tasks between the application form, the audio interview, and the final interview, all of which we devise specifically for your role.

Step 5: Job market research

We conduct in-depth research to find out what the job market is for the post, what the best job title will be to attract the right applicants, what package you need to offer, and where to find the best people.

Step 6: Job advertisement

We design and test a very focused, targeted and search engine-optimized advertisement to attract the most suitable candidates. We tweak and retarget the ad throughout the campaign to ensure we are always attracting the optimal pool of candidates.

Step 7: Filter and eliminate

We assess the application forms against scoring criteria we have established for each question, setting a level playing field for all applications. We reject those who do not meet sufficient criteria (usually about 1 out of 100 pass, depending on the role), and send them to you for a first peek. If you like what you see, we may ask the candidates who pass to complete a job-related task before we invite them to an audio interview with us. We conduct all communications with candidates throughout the process, including giving feedback to any rejected candidates who ask for it.

Step 8: The Vinehouse audio interview

We design and carry out audio interviews which include further questions and tasks from the person specification as well as a Language and Behavior profile to determine a candidate’s fit for your business. You can read more about this profiling methodology here – our interviewers are trained practitioners. We send the recordings and transcripts of the candidates who pass the audio interview to you.

Step 9: Final interview

We design a final interview for you to conduct with those candidates who get to that stage (usually a very small number). We go through the recording of that interview with you to check if the candidate meets the criteria and help you to make the decision.

Step 10: Job offer and induction

We help you decide on the relevant package to offer the successful candidate, usually based on how well they met the criteria throughout the process. For an additional fee, we can have a background check carried out on your chosen candidate. We help you to set objectives, monitor performance and address any issues that may arise as your new employee settles in.

… And that’s it. We guarantee this is your dream hire to help you grow your business, or we start again. Free!

We are not the same as a regular hiring agency. We don’t charge a percentage of first year salary, and we never press a square peg in a round hole. Instead, we work to a fixed fee. And its the same amount whether we’re hiring a general manager or a virtual assistant. The roles may impact on your business differently, but our research and the application of our expertise remains the same. We are specialists at getting to the core of your precise requirements, even if you don’t know what they are yourself yet. Then, with that in hand, we go to market, we search, we screen and we filter; rinse and repeat, and we don’t stop until we can settle without fail on the perfect person who fits the precise requirements for your job.

We do all this so you can get on with what you’re good at: Running your business.

Would that provide some peace of mind do you think? Would it help to know that the vital human element preventing your business from scaling and growing can be looked after without distracting you or your current operation one bit? Perry Marshall, Dave Nicol and Peter Jacobson all thought so – here’s what they said…

Behind the scenes with Nancy Slessenger

See how Nancy Slessenger and the Vinehouse team have helped clients like Perry Marshall, Dave Nicholl and Peter Jacobson. Each of them had a particular hiring problem, and each of them were saved by the methods and practices of Vinehouse Hiring…

Want to know more about the Dream Hire Process?

For us, no hiring challenge is too difficult. Since 1995, we have been helping organisations of all shapes and sizes to hire effectively and grow. Our system and methodology for getting it right has been finely tuned through time. It has been strained and tested by every possible hiring challenge you can imagine. So whatever it was that brought you to this page, and whatever hiring dilemma your business faces, we can help.

It all begins with a question

What can we tell you to help you decide? Perhaps you know you will need a hiring service, not just yet, so you want to know when to start planning. Or perhaps you’ve already started the process yourself and want some advice to make it more effective… Do you want to know what our lead time is? Or how long the process takes? Or do you want to know what the fixed fee is…? Or perhaps you want to know whether we can cope with the hiring of someone who meets an almost impossible set of criteria. Whatever your question is, ask it here. We will give it careful consideration and come back to you within 24 hrs.

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About Nancy Slessenger

CEO Vinehouse Hiring

Nancy Slessenger is an entrepreneur and consultant from the UK. She runs Vinehouse essential Ltd, a company that started off focusing on training and is now dedicated to hiring and recruitment for owner-managed businesses in the English-speaking world.

During her time in a ‘real job’ as a Production Manager at Mars, she was horrified to discover that the person in her team who was by far the most productive and had not a single failure over a whole year, was paid the least. This posed many questions and set her off on a journey. Many times she coached so-called “Difficult People” to turn them into useful employees. She started to wonder why they had been hired in the first place. Nancy’s work includes “How to Write Objectives that Work” – a booklet that has sold over 500,000 copies, a host of material on how to manage and motivate your team. She has coached and trained thousands of people on writing goals and objectives and many other leadership and management skills. Now, using everything she has learned, she is concentrating on getting the right people into jobs they will excel in and love. She has spent years developing and honing the process to make it more and more and more reliable. “It seems like magic, but it’s not, it’s just logical and carefully thought through”, she says.