The role of a recruitment agency is to find the right candidates for the client’s needs, at a certain moment. This is a formula that seems to encompass the work of all recruitment specialists and, at first glance, it is the formula around which the recruitment industry has developed.
The list of advantages that these specialists can obtain for their clients cannot be ignored, therefore it is normal to ask yourself how do you recognize a quality agency in order to maximize the advantages you can get from it?
Here are some questions you should ask a potential recruitment company in order to make sure that it is the right one for you.
Can you tell me about your experience in the recruitment business?
A professional recruitment agency has many years of activity behind it, during which time it has placed thousands of candidates; it accumulated an important experience form working with various companies, which makes it able to know how to identify your needs and the qualities you are looking for in your employees so as to make the best recommendations, suitable for your profile.
What is your offer?
True professionals always come up with news, they innovate and set working directions; a serious recruitment company always has active promotions, complete lists of services and diversified offers. On the other hand, be suspicious if a company`s promises seem too good to be true – a professional consultant must be extremely sincere and realistic about their qualities, skills and advantages, as well as about the services they can provide.
For what type of jobs have you recruited so far?
An experienced and reliable recruitment firm will have successfully placed multiple candidates in all types of jobs (home care, warehouses, construction, retail, transportation, logistics, agriculture, industry and more), from unskilled workers to senior management. Their portfolio should reflect this.
How do I know I will get the right person for the job?
In addition to scanning applications, pre-interview and all the processes involved in recruitment, a recruitment agency must have an extensive database of candidates, with online and offline channels for permanent access. This way, it will always be able to provide lists of the best candidates.
What if the employees turn out not to be the best option for my company?
This happens rarely, but in order for you to have peace of mind about the quality of the services you get, a reliable recruitment company will provide you with a warranty period for all the placements made through it. If you decide that the selected person does not meet your requirements, the company will
Do You Work on a Contingency or a Retained Basis?
You should know that most recruiting agencies prefer to work on contingency. This is an advantage for you, because you will pay them only if they find a candidate that you can hire. With a retained recruiter, you will have to pay in full in advance, but in this case, you can also expect that the recruitment company is much more deeply committed to the job.