Recruitment Agencies

Are Recruitment Agencies Worth The Fee?

Posted on November 22, 2022 at 2:13 pm

People always boast about using recruiters to find the perfect candidate for their job opening. But, you do need to decide whether or not they are worth the cost. Surprisingly using recruiters for your business is not free, so is it worth it?

Deciding whether this is worth it, depends on your business itself. Using a recruitment agency helps in many different ways. The main benefit is that it will save you time during the recruitment process. You are only going to hear about perfect candidates for the role. This is ideal for specific jobs where there is only one opening available. Saving you time and gaining you a new employee at a faster rate.

If your job offering is multiple vacancies, using a recruitment agency may not be the most beneficial. Filling a role at a faster rate is easier to do through other means than with a recruitment agency.

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How to Find Job Roles to Suit you

Posted on September 7, 2017 at 7:40 am

Finding jobs can be the hardest part of the task if you are seeking a new role. Not only do you have to hunt down the roles that are right for you, but you also have to go through the job description to see if it matches up to your skills. How can you speed up this process?

You might want to talk to a recruitment consultant in person to help you find the right career. They can analyse your skills and match them up with the job roles they currently have on offer. This saves a big chunk of the work for you.

Make sure you contact a recruitment consultant who is a specialist in your area of work. They will have the most specific job roles for you and can offer more tailored advice. They will have options for you to explore if you are looking for something new in your career.

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Using a Recruitment Consultant – a Guide for Businesses

Posted on August 4, 2017 at 10:25 pm

A recruitment consultant can save you a lot of time and even money. It’s a good decision for any busy company or department that is going to need a helping hand with recruitment. Often you just won’t have the time or resources to deal with the entire recruitment process yourself, so using an agency can really be the best option for you.

Look for an agency that is a specialist in your field. Whatever it is you do, there will be a recruitment consultant who knows all about hiring in your sector. Look at their current clients and read profiles to find out what they have done for other businesses.

Talk to a consultant to find out what they can offer you. A good recruiter won’t expect an immediate decision from you. Find out about prices and the full service you will receive before committing to anything and making a final decision.

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Making a Good Impression on a Recruitment Agency

Posted on February 17, 2017 at 11:13 am

Using a recruitment agency is one of the easiest ways to get yourself a new job. The right agency will be invaluable, helping you to find suitable positions and contacting companies on your behalf to save you sending in cold applications. You will need to make a good impression on the agency you choose so that they feel confident recommending you to their clients.

When you first contact a recruitment agency, see if you are able to meet them in person. This will give them a chance to really get to know you and what you are looking for. It will make you look keen, and it will also make you more memorable so that you are likely to spring to mind when your recruitment consultant gets an exciting new job opportunity.

Be persistent without nagging your consultant. They want to know that you are interested but they are very busy people. If you don’t hear from them for a while, you could give them a call to catch up.

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Recruitment agency advantages

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 9:30 am

If you are a business owner and are looking to hire someone for a vacancy you have then you have two options; you can either manage the recruitment process yourself or you can chose to use a recruitment agency. There are advantages and disadvantages of doing both, but you can save a huge amount of time by using an agency to fill the position. Without having to worry about advertising the job yourself and then carry out interviews etc, you can let the recruitment agency handle all of this for you. Obviously there will be a cost involved in this but many agencies only charge if they find you a suitable candidate. Also often the cost is less than it would have cost in your time and advertising fees should you have decided to advertise it yourself.

If in doubt you could always trial a recruitment agency and you may even be able to get a reduced rate the first time.


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Recruitment agency fees

Posted on February 19, 2016 at 8:51 pm

Recruitment agencies work in a number of ways. Some will offer a service where they will try and find you a permanent position based on your experience and skills. They will possibly interview you and then put your CV forward to a number of companies that are advertising jobs that you may be suited to. They usually assist you through the recruitment process and will give you feedback from the employer. Other agencies concentrate more on temporary workers. They often work with a number of organisations who only want staff for a limited time (maybe during a busy period). These positions are sometimes even only offered on a day by day basis and you may find that you are working at a number of different locations within one week.

Recruitment agencies usually pass their fees on to the employer for any permanent job they are filling. The costs are often a percentage of the job salary offered to the applicant. Temporary job agencies often take a percentage of the employee’s salary to cover their fees.




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Hunting for Supply Teaching Jobs or Teachers in Hounslow?

Posted on January 16, 2016 at 4:05 pm

The internet is a great place to start hunting when you’re looking to take on a supply teaching Hounslow jobs or hunt for supply teachers. Going online is the best way because it is very convenient and it also helps in saving a lot of time. After all, it is not easy to look for supply teaching positions offline because such needs are erratic or unpredictable; i.e. you can’t really tell as to when such offers would crop up. Therefore it makes no sense to waste time and effort hunting offline, i.e. through the classifieds section of the newspapers or physical ads.

One of the go-to solutions online would be education recruitment agencies, simply sign up with them in order to get your requirements or desires fulfilled. After you sign up with them you will receive notifications and the latest updates about vacant supply teaching posts. In case your skill sets and profiles match the requirement then you will be contacted for the offer. You are then free to take the offer into consideration and decide upon whether or not you’d like to take it up. (more…)

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Recruitment stands …do they work?

Posted on August 30, 2015 at 8:18 pm

Some companies go out in to the local areas to try and recruitment new employees. The Army, Navy and Royal Air Force can often be seen talking to the local community explaining to them what they do and asking them to join their cause.

So does this type of recruitment work? It is often a numbers game, but not many people who leave their details actually end up joining. This can be because they felt under pressure or too embarrassed to say no, so end up just ignoring the calls and or letters.

TV adverts have proved more successful as a recruitment process simply because they give people the information and then let them go away and decide if they want to apply for a position. TV ads can also show people real footage so they get a true feel for some of the types of things they can expect.

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Recruitment agencies for teachers

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 7:31 pm

Teaching posts are sometimes not advertised like other job posts. They are normally shown on specialist websites such as TES and often on local authority sites but you may no find them on everyday jobs boards or recruitment sites.

There are some recruitment agencies out there that specifically specialise in education recruitment ranging from teaching posts to teaching assistances and office admin roles in schools. If you are looking for a job within the education industry then this would be a great place to start. Not only do they have a wealth of jobs on offer they can offer advice on interviewing techniques and work load / time management when within a role. Some even offer resources that teachers can download such as lesson plans and material to use within the classroom.

As you may expect, you often do not have to pay to register with these agencies but they may take a percentage of your salary when working through them. Always be sure to check the terms and conditions of each agency before enrolling on their books.

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Using a recruitment agency to get an office based job

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Recruitment agencies can be ideal for getting jobs within an office environment as many larger companies will only use recruitment agencies to source employees, either as full time staff or for temp work.
The agencies usually have a range of companies on their books and can search through for something that would be appropriate for both parties.

When you first go to a recruitment agency they will usually start with an informal chat and will ask to see your CV. You will then be required to complete one of their application forms so that they can profile match you to a suitable role. As part of this process, particularly if you are going for office work they will usually put you through a series of tests based around your accuracy in recording data, your reading speed, typing speed and spelling and grammar tests. Although this may sound very daunting it’s not something that you have to pass or fail, it merely assesses where you’d be best placed as some secretarial work will come with a set typing speed requirement.

The agency will then put you forward for formal interviews with suitable companies until you find a role that your happy with and start employment with the company directly.

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