The world of recruitment is complicated and with over 35,000 agencies in the UK to choose from its no wonder business owners and hiring managers feel overwhelmed.
To help you in finding a reliable recruitment partner, we have rounded up 5 things to consider when reviewing potential recruitment companies.
5 things to consider about your potential recruitment partner
- Do they have relevant experience within your niche?
Especially important if your business operates within a highly niche industry, make sure that your potential recruitment partner has experience in recruiting for roles within your sector. This can be found by browsing their website and asking your point of contact for examples of their experience.
By using a recruiter with the relevant experience, you can feel confident that they are able to find and place candidates suitable for the roles you have open.
- Do their finances add up?
Now, this point is essential as failure to have the capital within the business to pay for job advertisements will result in a slow and painful recruitment process for all involved. However, this doesn’t mean to go with the most well-known or largest recruitment company either, one-man bands and smaller firms still have the cashflow to make purchases that will enhance your recruitment experience.
- Check out online reviews – but be cautious
Researching the potential recruitment partner will give you some good background information on them and how they operate as a company. Often during this research online reviews will pop-up however, be cautious when reading these.
Often online review platforms are filled with competitors and disgruntled former employees that aren’t actual paying customers. So, take these with a pinch of salt in most cases!
- How well do they know their industry?
Recruitment is a complex industry and so, only true experts will have understanding of the latest trends, legislation and regulations. Alongside their understanding of your business, your chosen recruitment partner also needs to be aware of the key changes within recruitment and those who have a passion for what they do will stand out from the crowd because of this.
- How good are their core business activities?
Have you contacted a recruiter before and waited days for a response? This highlights communication and organisation problems within their company. Having those core business processes, such as admin, data storage and accounts perfected to a T is important and shows a business that knows how to operate successfully.
Finding a recruitment partner
If you are an employer that is on the hunt for a reliable recruitment partner for your business following the above steps is a great place to start.
We are currently in the process of building our recruitment search engine which will enable businesses like you to find Trusted recruitment Agencies. We even have a vetting process in place before recruiters are listed on the site, so you can feel confident in choosing one of our selected providers.