Why Use A Recruitment Agency To Find A Job
4 Key Reasons
Leigh Gillatt • Careers Advice
WHY USE A RECRUITMENT AGENCY TO FIND A JOB
Unless you’re currently unemployed, deciding to take the plunge and seek out a new role is a big decision. However, trying to decide what that new job should be is only the first step of what can be a very long process; one that can often be costly, time consuming and has no guarantee of finding the right role to suit your skills, interests, or even specialist talent.
Employers with opportunities are always on the lookout for the top talent, and any, if not all, internal HR departments are then confronted with a difficult time attempting to sift through applications while trying to find the right candidates for those job opportunities.
Given that there can often be large quantities of people applying for a single permanent position, the ever-increasing numbers of graduates and the competition between companies all trying to find the top people in a country with significant skills-gaps, it’s not surprising that many businesses dislike the hiring process entirely. The unfortunate thing about this is that it can also have a knock-on effect by creating a negative experience for those that are trying to gain employment within these firms.
As such, more and more businesses are choosing to employ the services of recruitment agencies, removing themselves from large, and often difficult, parts of the recruit process, allowing them to be presented with a pre-screened pool of talent from which they can make the final decision about who will be best for the job.
Read on to learn the key reasons to use a recruitment agency as a candidate...
Recruitment agencies identify and attract talent, can negotiate terms and allow businesses to essentially continue to focus on running their normal business functions, without being distracted by lengthy recruitment processes. Given the constant pressures faced by business in these current economic times, recruitment agencies can relieve significant pressure.
The slight caveat to this is that as a result of so many businesses now opting to use recruitment agencies, it is essential that for the vast majority of people looking for jobs, that they now too follow this trend.
Here are 4 key reasons why you should use a recruitment agency to find a job:
1. Ability To Identifying Jobs That Match Your Skills
As a recruitment agency, Diverse Employment work with both candidates who are looking for work or new roles, and employers who are looking to recruit staff, so we’re essentially best placed to understand and know exactly what both parties are looking for.
By acting as an intermediary, we possess proven experience in identifying talent based on the CVs we receive and conversations we have with candidates and will use these skills to match specific jobs to your own specific skillset.
In addition, by having experience with many companies operating both in your field of expertise and across multiple employment sectors, Diverse Employment is equipped with having a broad understanding about your previous experiences, as well as the specific roles you are trying to get into, allowing us to match you with job opportunities with greater assurance, knowing exactly what skillsets are required for success.
2. Finding Live Vacancies
Looking for jobs on company websites can be very time consuming. Often these websites, from a career’s perspective, are difficult to navigate, and there is often no indication of whether the company is hiring or not before you even find the careers pages.
As with some other recruitment agencies we advertise vacancies through a variety of different platforms, including our website, high profile jobs boards, via our multiple branches’ windows, and through email communication with our registered candidate database, allowing far more people to see any of our job adverts.
Due to our unique and targeted marketing techniques, we will send you jobs that match your needs, including previous experience and geographic location.
Furthermore, we maintain contact and converse with organisations who have previously used our services, and had job descriptions that would have been suitable for yourself, in order to see if they have similar current vacancies that they need to be filled.
Having a large pool of companies we can draw upon, allows our consultants to directly contact people in these organisations they feel will be suited for you, even business who may not have a vacancy currently advertised, but who are considering a potential recruitment drive.
3. Conduct Salary Negotiations
Our consultants are also highly skilled at salary negation, choosing to establish remuneration figures before going too far down the recruitment process. Acting as an intermediary party, they are well practiced in assessing the worth of you, the candidates, as well as identifying correct salaries for a variety of job roles.
In the majority of cases this in modern business this is done using accounting software such as Sage and Xero, and likely working alongside data in spreadsheets produced in software such as Microsoft Excel. Have knowledge and experience of using these accounting software tools will be a strong advantage for those administrators looking for employment.
They will negotiate on behalf of all parties within the recruitment process, while ensuring that everybody has realistic expectations in mind. Ensuring that both the successful candidate and the employer are aware of salary expectations from the outset results in realistic communications going forward, increasing the chances of a mutually beneficial outcome.
4. Initial Job Screening
While a job description may look impressive, you often will not get a good understanding of a job’s roles and responsibilities until you have attended an interview or taken the time to contact the company over the phone.
As part of our services we will do this for you, saving you time and effort, allowing us to narrow the pool of positions that are suitable for yourself.
By conducting this screening, we can cut through the jargon of job descriptions, establish exactly what a job entails and subsequently assess whether it would be a right fit for you, while eliminating unsuitable positions. In addition, we may also provide background checks on businesses, looking at their social media presence and anonymous employee reviews on websites such as Indeed, to ensure that they are the type of business that suits your aspirations and needs.
Finally, we can also assist you in interview techniques and how to answer certain questions, as well as recommending some questions to ask the employer, allowing you to make a much more informed decision when it comes to choosing your new job.
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