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5 simple tips for choosing the right recruitment agency

5 simple tips for choosing the right recruitment agency


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07/12/2021

Many companies are looking for external help to expand their staffing levels to compete with their competitors. Using a recruitment company that can help you sort through the hundreds of candidates will be what sets you apart from the rest so your company can focus on company work rather than spend large amounts of time on the recruitment process. 

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Do Research


One of the greatest complaints that hiring managers and candidates make is, “Every time I call in, I deal with someone new.” In finding the company that will best represent you, you’ll want to find one that is stable with low turnover.

Look on their website at their staff and see what their top recruiter and account manager contract looks like. It is impossible to build any type of professional relationship with a company that cannot keep the same staff.

 

Meet Face-to-Face


This is vital in building a professional relationship for both client and applicant. Video conferencing does work, and while it may save you time at first, a good face-to-face meeting can’t be beaten and makes in way more personable. This gives you an opportunity to meet with the representative and ask about the company and team you will be interacting with. Face-to-face meetings give you a chance to talk about expectations openly and honestly.

 

Test Market and Technical Knowledge


You probably spent years learning your skills and knowledge in school and on the job – so your recruitment company should be the same and should know the industry you specialize in.

Someone who can’t understand what you need on a technical level won’t be able to truly be a good work benefit to you, your team, or in your job search.

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Be honest about your sore spots and why you are reaching out


This year has presented a multitude of problems for clients and candidates alike. New challenges that companies have faced cannot be answered with the same old routines. Recruitment and staffing firms are ready to adjust to their clients’ constant openings and find a solution that will work. That cannot happen unless you are honest about the troubles you may be confronting.

A lot of clients presume that the recruitment business will be able to guess or know what a problem may be, and then get frustrated when the recruitment agency doesn’t live up to impossible expectations. A recruitment firm that is doing right by the client or candidate should be an extension of that recruitment team or job search. Use that partnership to fill in spots where your company or you may be lacking resources, time, or anything else, where holes may exist.

 

Pick someone you are comfortable with.


Once you find the company that can help you in your recruitment attempts, or in finding a job – you’ll want to find the agent that you are comfortable with. When you do so, finding quality candidates or taking a positive next career step will be fun and productive. There is no better feeling in the world than being able to give a job offer to a candidate that been looking for a long time or filling a difficult to find a role and celebrating wins with my clients. It’s one of the best things about this job and can be one of the best things about your recruitment partnership as well.

 

We love working at KLC recruitment and we love speaking to clients and candidates and talking about what we do and how we do it. Please get in touch with us and see personally how unique and exceptional we can proudly demonstrate that we are. 

WRITTEN BY
AMY RIX


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