Recruitment agencies are here to help you whether that is finding the most suitable candidate for your position or they are helping you find a new role. Here are a few reasons for why you should work with recruitment agencies, whether you are a company or a candidate.
Recruitment Agencies for Companies
Some companies wish to steer clear of recruitment agencies as they don’t like the idea of paying someone else to find them a potential employee which they may have found themselves. However, in the time that it took you to find the employee you have lost a few £1000, now this is not literally £1000 it is sales that could have been made, task’s that have not been done and most importantly time that has been spent searching for the candidate. Whereas if you were to hand the vacancy to a recruitment consultant who has access to 100’s if not 1000’s of candidates and more often than not would take 1/4 of the time to fill the vacancy.
The idea of paying a company to fill your vacancy may put you off, but you only have to pay it when the vacancy has actually been filled and realistically that is down to you and whether you actually like any of the candidates that have been forwarded onto you. Adding to this, if once you have taken them on it’s turned out to be a mistake you will be refunded depending on how long they have been employed.
Having somebody else search for you takes the responsibility of yourself, meaning you can become more productive and focus on what you should be doing. Nowadays your work-social life is shrinking so whenever there is a possibility to increase it you should grab it with both hands.
Recruitment Agencies For Candidates
Recruitment agencies know the job market, have connections with 100’s of clients and most of the time they know the employer. You might be thinking “why does this give me a much better chance of finding a new role?” Well the client trusts the consultant’s instincts on candidates and if they say a candidate comes across well then they are going to trust them and if you match what they are looking for they will ask you to attend an interview.
Once you have got the interview that isn’t where the consultant leave’s you on your own they will give you all the advice that you need. They will provide you with everything that you need at each stage of the interview process. There advice is worth taking as the majority of them have sent 100’s of people on interview’s and they know exactly what you should do to secure the role.
However, if you aren’t successful that doesn’t mean that the consultant moves onto the next candidate they will give you all the feedback that you need so that on the next interview that they secure for you, goes to plan.
Lastly, it saves you time, you don’t have to be scrolling through vacancies for hours on end only to come across one role that you are actually interested in but you hear nothing back. Also the roles that you are applying for is most likely through a recruitment agency anyway as they are advertising a vacancy for a client, so wouldn’t it just be easier for you to go to the recruitment agency at the start and save your own time.