Recruitment agencies play a very imperative part in present day recruitment space. Organizations regularly outsource their recruitment needs to a particular agency who will then take care of things such as shortlisting, interviewing, and reference checking while Job seekers will often head straight to their local recruitment agency or go online when they are looking for a new job as they realize that majority of these agencies will have the best employments accessible and will do everything conceivable to match them with the ideal position.

So what are the the advantages of making use of the services of recruitment agencies;

1. Value-Add

One of the key things a recruitment company adds to both clients and candidates is VALUE. Recruitment companies do this by vetting and qualifying candidates who they assume are the best for each role before sending to clients. A recruitment agent can save you days of 'wasted' time sifting through applications, so that you only have to make time to view those worth considering. They will schedule interviews: you only have to prepare and turn up. They will deal with all administrative issues such as: all communications with applicants, including notifying unsuccessful ones and providing feedback; and verifying candidate information (e.g. qualifications and references).

2. Knowledge of the market

The best recruiters will have their finger on the pulse of their specialist markets, and can give the hiring team insight in to what is happening. They should know the available talent, where they are and how to reach out to them, salary rates, career expectations, available skill-sets and current hiring complexities.

The best candidates aren’t looking for a job. They need to be identified and then approached. If other businesses are struggling to find the same people as you they should be able to advise on alternative solutions. The best will act as partners and collaborators, and should still be your eyes and ears in the market.

3. Extended reach

Some candidates are hard to find. They may be passive or they may be selective. If they aren't responding to job advertisements, don't see themselves as part of your 'talent pool' and are too busy to search full time then the chances are that they may have relationships with trusted specialist recruiters in your sector. Even if they aren't currently active, there's a strong chance that a good recruiter will know who they are and how to reach them. Agencies have many networks - each consultant, candidate, client or collaborator has the potential to leverage their networks to help connect you to people with a range of skills and experiences, many of who would be off the radar of an in-house team or hiring manager.

‘A recruitment agency acts as a bridge between clients and candidates. All good agencies aim to provide the best service possible as they understand the importance of building strong and lasting relationships.

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