ARE RECRUITMENT AGENCIES WORTHWHILE?
If your organisation is looking to use a recruitment agency but not sure whether they are the right option for you then there are certainly many things that you should consider first.
This blog will outline the pros and cons of using recruitment agencies to hire staff for your firm and leave you with the decision as to what the best decision for your company is.
At the end of the day … it’s all about you and what is right for your business.
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT USING RECRUITMENT AGENCIES BEFORE?
From research it is clear that some organisations have bad experiences of using recruitment agencies, this is why we are going to outline the pros and cons of using recruitment agencies from an employers perspective.
There is no doubt that recruitment agencies can find the right candidate for the job as they get top quality candidates coming in daily looking for jobs.
These candidates can range from semi-skilled labourer right through to business development manager position.
THE PROS OF USING RECRUITMENT AGENCIES
Recruitment Agencies Have Established Relationships
Most recruitment companies should or will have direct contact details to the directors at various companies.
Each recruiter will understand what the hiring manager is looking for, as these managers will get hundreds of resumes each day either to their email or on their desk.
However when the recruiting agency calls them direct, they will pick up and answer as they have that trust with them. They know who and what is available right now.
Recruiters Are Hard Workers
Most recruitment consultants are paid on a low salary plus commission base and this is why they are ‘hungry’ for all the work that is available out there.
As your company will not need to pay to get a recruitment agency to advertise for you whether its through their website or job boards, you can have as many agencies you like working for you as you like; It is all a big game and the competition is high.
All you need is to have some unique advantages and good research skills in the industries you work for.
Recruitment Agencies Will Save You Time
Recruitment agencies are a good use as they can save your company time going through the recruitment process.
First and foremost they will sift through all resumes and applications forms that come in, then they will arrange for a first interview then decide if they fit all criteria from all of the 3 just mentioned.
This is a great source that they help organisations with as at the end of the day you have a business to run with.
Recruitment agencies will always know the details of each interview (job role) in depth and once sifted through each resume they will perfectly match the candidate to your company effectively that way you are only getting the most suitable candidate for your company.
THE CONS OF USING RECRUITMENT AGENCIES
Good Fit For Your Company
One problem that firms have is finding the right recruitment agency for your business.
There are so many agencies out there so who is the right one?
Why not read this blog on Top 5 Recruitment Agencies in Scotland to find out more on who could be the best fit for your organisation?
Finding the right recruiter for your company can be as difficult as finding the right candidate.
Cost Of Hiring
Typically a percentage will be applied on top of the workers salary to cover the agencies cost to allow them to make a profit. The one thing some organisations don’t know is that the margin can vary massively depending on the sector and the contract your organisation has with the agency.
If you have a good business relationship with the agency then sometimes a fee can be negotiated if the company can guarantee steady business.
There is the possibility that a recruitment agency can misrepresent your organisation. This can be a lack of communication during the recruitment process.
The risk of lack of communication can of course be minimised but when a recruitment agency is dealing with a lot of companies daily they may forget where they are. Again, it’s about finding the right agency for you.
Have you tried using recruitment agencies before?
Did you find our blog a helpful tool for your business?
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