There are many different agencies out there, and as many ways to do the job. But what is a good agency? In our opinion, one will absolutely be worth their salt if one can offer you certain services.
Then let’s talk about benefits, and see for yourself.
Your agency should know their market,
If the candidate profile you are looking for is too specific which makes it difficult to find. The knowledge of the market, the industry and the mastering of the research of this specific profile by your recruitment agency, comes to be priceless.
Recruiters should be specialists in their business sectors and should be able to give HR services regular insights about what is happening. They should know:
how to reach out to the best available talent and their career expectations
salary packages offered on the market
current hiring complexities
and if it’s really hard to find the exact profile you are looking for, your agency should be able to advise on alternative solutions.
Obviously, you should save time. If you don’t save time with your agency, you might want to reconsider.
We all know that time is money, especially in business. Your recruitment agency should save you time by taking care of the initial steps in the hiring process. Freeing you from going through applications and CV’s. They should make sure that the time you spend in the recruitment process is spent wisely on viewing only applications worth considering.
But it doesn’t stop there; they will then schedule interviews and prepare the candidates with all the information they need.
They should take care of all the administration issues such as: references checking, degrees and qualifications checking, contact with successful candidates, feedback to unsuccessful applications, etc. …
Therefore, if you choose to use a recruitment agency, you should be able to reduce the time and in-house resources needed for recruitment process; leading to a faster filling vacancy and an increase in the efficiency of your company.
A recruitment agency should have access to the best talent available immediately or not.
This includes access to candidates that are actively seeking work, as well as talent that is currently employed elsewhere.
If you use a recruitment agency, you should have access to the best job-seekers on the market. Some candidates don’t position themselves as ‘actively seeking a job’ because they have a trusted, specialist recruiter who commits to job applications on their behalf – that’s access to a ‘talent pool’ that may be unreachable otherwise.
You should be able to make short-term and long-term cost savings
Short term costs saved:
Cost for posting job adverts on several job board
In-house staff can work on their other tasks
Reduces potential overtime costs (temporary hire/overtime periods)
Long term costs saved:
Future hiring costs will be as the agency will be aware of the qualities that are needed to make the right fit within your business. Therefore, the recruitment will be even faster
Indirect cost of hiring a candidate who doesn’t fit the position
Additional Services are what which can help to decide
It’s important to consider those services provided when choosing which to go with.
Here are a few examples:
review of defence authorizations,
contract (freelances) and permanent recruitment,
project support and managed services are all beneficial facilities provided by the best recruitment agencies.
The recruitment agency of your choice should be ideally placed to give you an accurate market salary rate for your job position with an uncertain salary. Most companies will use Glassdoor, Monster, Indeed, etc. to benchmark salaries and expected candidate rates, but your agency should be able to answer the question accurately.
The recruitment agency doesn’t only help you to find and hire valuable employees. It can become your ambassador in the labour market. Giving a real insight, to potential candidates about your business, from employment conditions, career opportunities, benefits offered, and your work culture. It will notify you about new candidates available who matches your usual requirements allowing you to be the first to hear about them and maybe hire them.
It will act as a partner, and will be your eyes and ears in the market.
If what is above, matches your expectations, you should consider getting in touch with Thaliane.