We fully understand that companies like yourself do not like using recruitment agencies but we get it.
Building relationships, along with many other factors is key and can most certainly dictate which recruitment agency you will use in the long run.
Recruitment is a fast-paced, numbers driven industry. As soon as job roles come in, they need to be filled urgently, especially in the temporary market. This puts a lot of pressure on the recruitment consultants that work for these recruitment agencies and can lead to bad industry practices to hit their numbers. We get that, however, it is extremely frustrating for ethical recruitment companies who are tarred by the minority.
In a Competitive , Target Driven Market, not Everyone Plays Fair
What is really frustrating for clients and candidates is when a recruitment agency claims to have a relationship with either.
A recruiter will search various job sites to see what jobs are being posted, then post them on their own recruitment agency site. This looks like they are also recruiting for that particular client. Candidates will send their applications to that agency thinking they are applying for that job. The recruiter then contacts the client hiring advising them they have candidates who would be suitable for their role. Normally if the client has posted the job position themselves, they do not want to use a recruitment agency initially and don’t wish to see these applications. Unfortunately for the candidate, they will lose out and miss a good opportunity.
Poor Practice Damages the Recruitment Industry
Undeterred, it is the norm that some recruiters will send the good CV’s received on the fake job posting to alternative companies without the knowledge of the candidate.
These recruiters also demonstrate they have no idea what they’re recruiting for.
Using these practices puts any relationship that could have been at risk between the recruiter, agency and the candidate. This is an example of poor business practice giving the recruitment industry a bad reputation. This type of practice is by no means industry-wide, however, it affects the whole industry and good recruitment agencies are being affected and ultimately companies who can benefit from recruitment agency services are losing out due to lack of trust.
Know Your Client, Your Candidate and Your Industry
How can you differentiate between an agency and how do you know which ones are good.
If you have not worked with an agency, the following is critical and should give you the confidence that they can source that ideal candidate or company for you.
- Which sector does the agency work in and what do they recruit for.
- Have they recruited for this type of position previously.
- How do they recruit.
- Do they have a screening and interviewing process.
- Do they have client testimonials.
- Do they have Terms and Conditions.
These are just a few questions to help you decide.
The recruitment agency you select should be working in partnership with you. Their aim should be to work with you in the long term to support you in your business and your job hunting.
Will Influx Recruitment Push For a Sale
To answer the intital question, no we won’t push for a sale.
At Influx we are trying to break the mould of traditional cold calling. We won’t badger our clients into working with us. We want to work with you, support you. We understand not everyone will be a right fit for us and vice versa.
However, we want to get to know you, what do you have a passion for, what are the issues that you are having and then once we truly understand you. your company, your culture and your ethics then we can find you that perfect employee or that ideal job that is matched with your needs.
We want our actions to do the talking at Influx Recruitment and hope that these actions start a long term relationship with you.
If we are the kind of recruitment agency that you like to help you grow your business or help you find a new position then please give us a call on 01592 645754. We would love to hear from you.