Why use a Recruitment Agency?
Employers hire Recruitment agencies to find candidates for their vacancies. Agency recruiters do this by researching the open roles, identifying qualified people, screening the candidates and providing support to the employer during selection of the new employee.
One of the main objectives of recruitment agencies is to find suitable opportunities for candidates who register their curriculum vitaes, résumés and other supporting documents with them. Recruitment agencies typically develop vast databases of candidates when they invite applications for vacancies.
Support & Guidance
A Recruitment Agency is built on the skills of its recruiters – they know the job market, they’re experts in interviewing and skills assessments, they know their client’s requirements and they know how to help you shine in the eyes of the employers. A great recruitment agency will be able to help you strengthen your interview skills, tidy up your CV and focus on your career goals.
Your job hunt can easily get out of control. You may send your CV off to lots of different companies and get responses coming through here and there. But how do you know if you need to follow up on an application? Do you have a structured way of knowing where you should be and for what interview? Have you had the opportunity to do enough research into the job and organisation you’re applying for?A recruitment agency will have an organised system to help manage job seekers and clients – and it can take a huge weight from your shoulders.
Recruiters can also assist companies in bench marking the salary banding against other businesses in the same industry. They can negotiate salaries on behalf of both the company and the candidate, and agree a mutually acceptable remuneration package.
An Ongoing Relationship
A Recruitment Agency doesn’t need to be a one-off support system. If you make a good impression with recruiters, they will be happy to help you later down the line when you’re ready to make another career move. For example, if you work in HR and are placed as a candidate by a recruitment agency you can easily build an ongoing relationship that benefits your work. You can make the transition from candidate to client, using the agency’s skills to help you recruit candidates in your organisation.