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No such thing as a free lunch! But what about free participant recruitment advice?

By Maria Santos

Digital Marketing Manager



So, you are finally ready to start testing your design or product, but where do you start? Or maybe you are struggling with a high rate of drop outs when recruiting people to take part in research… Whatever your participant recruitment problem is, the PFR Team has the answer or a piece of advice to share with you.

The great news is that, this year, we will be giving our knowledge away for free at events like User Research London and Collaborate Bristol. As part of our commitment to supporting the user experience (UX) community, we are offering impartial advice to anyone looking to find out more about sourcing suitable users for user research, usability testing, and more at our new Participant Recruitment Clinic.

Introducing our new free Participant Recruitment Clinic

We will share advice and offer solutions based on over 25 years’ experience of recruiting people, but focussing particularly on what we have learned over the last seven years, working with UX and digital teams in agency and in-house.

Previous projects we have worked on include small innovative start-ups and their new products, supporting digital transformation programs for government departments, and working with global technology firms.

“No matter what type of users you are looking to recruit, we will have a case study that we can share with you.”

Plus, we have a host of experience in support services, whether it be suggestions for labs in London or remote research tools for moderated testing sessions. Please pick our brains, we love to share our knowledge.

Jess Lewes - participant recruitment clinicThe PFR team members manning our Participant Recruitment Clinic will be led by our Director of Projects, Jessica Lewes, who also recently became a UXPA mentor.

All information shared with us at User Research London and Collaborate Bristol (or anywhere, really!) will be treated in the strictest confidence, and we promise that all solutions will be based on your chosen method for recruitment – whether you use an external recruiter or not. People for Research are members of UXPA and Market Research Society.

Interested in securing your free slot? Whether you have already bought a ticket to User Research London or Collaborate Bristol or are still planning to buy, the organisers of both events will soon offer you the option to book a slot for the PFR participant recruitment clinic.

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Maria's signature picAbout the author: Maria Santos is the Digital Marketing Manager at People for Research. You can find her on the People for Research’s Facebook or Twitter accounts, regularly engaging with potential participants, market research experts and the UX community.

About People for Research: We recruit participants for UX and usability testing and market research. We work with award winning UX agencies across the UK and partner with a number of end clients who are leading the way with in-house user experience and insight.

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