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How to Get the Most Out Of Your Partnership With Recruitment Agencies

Reputable recruitment agencies in West End like RMS Recruitment have to research and work hard to understand the culture of your company so that they can assess what you need in a candidate to help you propel your business forward. This, in turn, will ensure that the candidates you shortlist are all potential good fits in your company.

 

Reputable recruitment agencies in West End like RMS Recruitment have to research and work hard to understand the culture of your company so that they can assess what you need in a candidate to help you propel your business forward. This, in turn, will ensure that the candidates you shortlist are all potential good fits in your company.

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Similarly, a recruiting agency expects to deal with potential candidates who appreciate the changing nature of the process of recruitment. Today, the emphasis is on experience, practical skills in terms of what the recruiting company or organisations want.

The following proactive strategies will ensure you get the most from your recruitment agency:

For Recruiting Clients/Companies

Recruitment agencies make their money through placing candidates. Because of that, it is in the interest of organisations and companies to make their recruitment requirements clear and find the right agency. For instance, if a company is looking to fill an office support spot, they would do better to look for office support recruitment agencies in London that specialise in such placements. Be precise and firm about the kind of candidates your company is seeking by supplying a solid brief and detailed job descriptions.

Constant communication with your agency is vital as well. If your company wants to always get the best candidates as well as receive regular updates from your agency, it makes good business sense to establish a suitable regular method of communication with them upfront. The bottom line here is to be available to them when they need to gather information about your company and what you are looking for in ideal employees. After all, you want the best result in your recruitment endeavors.

To make the most of your recruitment supplier use the best one you know on sole agency rates, who shortlist properly and only send their top 3-5 candidates. Many agencies throw any cv which fits the job description instead of making the culture match. Take their advice on current market knowledge including salary guidance - despite popular belief they don't push salaries up to get a higher fee - it's about a long term fit and an extra few thousand on a salary makes little difference to a top consultant focusing on quality supply of candidates.

For Individual/Private Candidates

As a candidate, you stand to gain the most from your preferred recruitment agency if you have a focused and clear idea of what your career goal is. You will be surprised at how helpful it can be for your recruitment consultant when your CV is accompanied by a short covering letter explaining your career journey up to the present and where you want to go next.

If for example, you have already identified the ideal companies you would prefer to work for, this greatly assists the recruiting agency in finding that all important match. Such clarity of purpose also makes it possible for a recruiting company to become proactive on your behalf.

Unless of course you are applying for an entry level or a fresh graduate type of job, your work experience and skills must be very relevant to the job opening you are applying for. Your job aspirations must represent a logical next step on your career ladder for your consultant to put your name forward. If the job in question is a departure from your previous experience, explain how your skills could be adapted to the new role.

Finally, remember that recruitment agencies are incredibly busy. You need to make it easy for them to propose you for a particular role. This means being flexible, reliable, and above all responding quickly to questions and job offers. Successful recruitment agencies match candidates to jobs in the shortest possible time frame. Provide everything asked of you to allow them to do their job and you will be on course for your next dream job sooner than you think.

Sources:

Five Secrets to Getting the Most Out of Your Recruitment Agency, Recruitment Grapevine

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http://uk.hudson.com/viewpoint/postid/1045/supplier-relationship-in-recruitment-recognising-the-value

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