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4 Tips To Help You Choose the Right Recruitment Agency

Dec 2, 2021 | Employment, Market Insights

4 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Recruitment Agency

Using a recruitment agency improves the quality of candidates in your recruitment process and can save your company plenty of time and money. After all, your employees are your most valuable business assets.

However, while there are many recruiting agencies, not all are created equal. And, choosing the right agency can make the difference between a great employee or contractor and one that is less than stellar.

To help you choose the right agency for your organisation, here are four practical tips.

1. Interview Agencies Just Like You Would Employees

The ideal recruiting agency will be professionals capable of providing the type of candidates that your company needs. The only way to find out if they are is by interviewing the recruiter as you would an employee.

Who are their clients? What is their screening process? How do they go about procuring talent, and how long does it take? These are significant questions to ask that can help you determine if the agency is right for you.

2. Be Sure They Offer What You Want (Short-Term and Long-Term)

Don’t look for the best recruitment agency; look for the best hiring agency for your company or organisation. That is, the right type of recruiter that offers what you want and is able to cater to the specific needs of your business.

If you’re wanting to appoint executives, then an executive headhunting strategy will be the best fit. If your business needs a contractor, temp staff or other types of hires, then a staffing or general recruiter is more suitable.

3. Ensure They’ll Fit Your Budget

Can your organisation afford the recruiting agency? Sure, they may provide high-quality candidates. But, if your budget can’t accommodate the recruiter’s fees, then you are just going to waste time.

Know your recruiting budget and the cost of the services of the agency you are considering. Keep in mind that agencies charge differently. Many are comparative to hiring direct but with the added benefit of flexibility.

4. Take Time to Check Testimonials

Lastly, you will want to check the track record of the recruitment agency, looking for traits of honesty, reliability and demonstrated deliverability. This is key to finding a good agency.

When seeking out an agency for your company, ask to see testimonials and feedback from their clients. Find out how long the recruiters have been operating and compare them with top competitors in your industry.

Apply the tips listed above and you are sure to find the best hiring agency for your business.

Did you know?

Tecside offer a wide variety of flexible recruitment and contract staffing solutions! From labour hire, apprentices, permanent recruitment and executive search we have a team that are able to assist in securing you the right fit for your organisation.

Get in touch with us today!