Recruitment agency candidates – arghhhhhhh
I know what you are thinking …
You do not want agency candidates in your business.
So what are the problems with them?
This is something that we come across every single day so this needs to be addressed.
We understand your frustrations around recruitment agencies and recruitment agency candidates are at the top.
Problems With Recruitment Agency Candidates
There are various problems with recruitment agency candidates, so below are 4 reasons why employers do not like using recruitment agency candidates
#1 Recruitment Agency Candidates Do Not Turn Up
I had a little rant on LinkedIn this week about recruitment agency candidates not turning up for work, check it out here and wow the engagement on my page went crazy.
But its true.
I understand employers frustrations and as an agency, we need to address the fears of using a recruitment agency.
Please share those blogs.
This problem will happen with every single recruitment agency, there will be at least one person who has not turned up for an employer and in turn this damages our reputation.
#2 Recruitment Agency Candidates Are Lazy
Many recruiters receive job applications from candidates who, on the face of it, don’t appear to have made much of an effort.
We see things such as CV applications with no cover letter, CVs with a sparse career history, and even out of date CVs with no evidence of any career for the past few years.
But what are the reasons for that?
- They just didn’t have time
- They aren’t great at CV writing, and didn’t feel able to do their CV justice in the time they had
- The jobsite they were applying through had an outdated copy of their CV, and they weren’t able to find/upload a new one
- The jobsite they were on rearranged their CV in a very plain way
- They have dyslexia and didn’t have time to ask their friend / colleague to help them with their application
When we ask the candidates to provide us with more information regarding work history, references and they do not give us it, why should we keep pushing for information?
But what is the very worst of laziness?
Being Lazy On The Job
Being lazy on the job is a different story and this is another issue with recruitment agency candidates.
This is one thing I do not understand …
The candidate applies for the job, they adhere to our expectations;
Then they go on the job and do not work hard enough, arghhhhhh
If you are going to work with Influx Recruitment then we expect you to adhere to our client’s expectations and most of all ours, which are outlined above.
#3 Late To Work
It happens to everyone at some point—time slips away from you, and all of a sudden you’re late for work. You’ll need an explanation.
We’ve all been late to work. It happens to everyone at some point. Usually, it’s OK. People understand. But every once in a while, you’ll need an explanation
Most of the time when people are late, the top 3 excuses are pretty common:
- I slept in
- I got stuck in traffic.
- The bus broke down.
But when you are constantly late then this is a major problem and you will be asked not to go back.
If you are late twice then it should be obvious that you will be asked to leave site.
#4 Low Productivity Levels In The Workplace
Whether you are working on a construction site, working on a rig, working in a warehouse or working in an office then you need to always make sure that you are kept productive, otherwise it can have many affects on a business.
If you are not working hard enough then projects may be delayed, other parts of the job will become delayed and the company will be losing money at the end of the day
What can affect poor productivity?
Productivity can be impaired by numerous factors including: poor management and supervision; disruptions to work; inclement whether conditions; low and discontinuous demand; frequent changes in specification; inefficient construction methods; and over-manning.
We’d love to hear from you
What is your experience working with recruitment agency candidates? Do you agree with the points mentioned above? Pop your comments below.
P.s how many times did you read the word arghhh