Many of us have experienced the dreaded call from yet another recruitment agency about that vacancy you need to fill, promising you that they can find you the ideal candidate. As a business owner or HR professional, you feel you need the support to find the right person but feel overwhelmed/frustrated with the volume of recruiters calling insisting they can help you with the recruitment process.

With this in mind, here are our top tips for finding a recruitment agency that works for your business:

  1. Choose an agency that genuinely has an interest in your business- recruitment consultants should be interested to know more than just the job title, salary package and when you would like a candidate to start! Yes, this information is required, but it is equally important for your chosen recruitment consultant to understand what it is like to work and be part of your business, what your goals are as a business owner and what skills you feel you need in your business to help you achieve those goals moving forwards.

  2. With this in mind, your chosen recruitment consultant should want to get a feel for your business and working environment. This will help the recruitment consultant describe the business in the correct way to potential new talent for your business.

  3. When you do feel the need to seek support from a recruitment agency, consider which agency you feel can best support your business. Yes, it is possible to notify a number of recruitment agencies about your vacancy and ask them to supply you with suitable candidates. However, the end result could lead to you as the business owner or HR professional being bombarded with CVs as recruitment consultants race to send across suitable candidates to you.

  4. Ask your chosen recruitment consultant what process they will go through to find suitable candidates specifically for your business. Ensure this fits with the process you would expect and be clear with your recruitment consultant about the process moving forwards. This helps ensure the candidate experience of both the recruitment agency and your business is a positive one, whatever the outcome of the recruitment process is!

  5. Finally, agree those terms and conditions with your recruitment consultant at the outset to avoid any nasty surprises at the end of the process.

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2020-12-03T15:44:30+00:00March 6th, 2020|Recruitment|
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