Author: Rich Hare
Choosing the right recruitment agency is hard. As an employer, you know how hard it is to find relevant and skilled candidates for your business but finding the right specialist property recruitment agency to work with is harder. A great agency and its team will be your new best friend.
Searching for the right candidate within a limited time period can be hectic and time consuming. A recruitment agency is like a bridge that connects the employer to the employee. They find the right candidates for the right jobs whilst relieving the pressure from you and your business.
The main reasons employers use recruitment agencies are:
- Helps in fast recruiting – Using an agency reduces the time it takes to fill your vacancies.
- High quality candidates. Recruiters have access to a wider talent pool of pre-screened and referenced candidates – people they have carefully assessed and interviewed.
- Specialist knowledge - Recruiters are experts in certain sectors. They have better knowledge of technical roles and the skills required.
- Market knowledge – Recruiters have access to salary rates, skill sets, complexities in the market, and market trends – invaluable knowledge.
Here are my essential tips for choosing the right recruitment agency.
1. Do Research
It is important to partner with an agency that specialise in the field of work you are recruiting for. Whilst general recruitment agencies are good, it is better to find an expert in your industry.
Here at Ambitious Group, we specialise in the property sector and each one of our team of recruiters and resourcers are ex-property professionals – we talk your language.
2. Meet Face to Face
A face to face meeting is crucial in building a professional relationship. Having meetings face to face gives you the opportunity to discuss expectations openly and honestly but more so, it allows the recruiter to truly understand your business and your company culture.
We promise every client, old or new, a face to face (in person or video call) meeting when taking on new jobs.
3. Ask About Their Hiring Strategies
It’s extremely important to ask a recruitment agency how they handle the hiring process before partnering up. Reviewing their strategies will give you an insight into their recruitment process and help you decide whether their standards match yours.
The team at Ambitious Group always work on a 2 stage interview process before submitting any candidate's CV across. We aim to alleviate any pressure so that when you then decide to interview it becomes more of a cultural fit for both you and the candidate.
4. Don’t Be Swayed By The Lowest Prices
The cheapest may be the most tempting but they are likely to be cheap for a reason and probably not a good reason. Cheaper prices typically translate to corners being cut somewhere. In the long run, you’ll save yourself a lot of money, time and headaches going to a decently priced agency that can back up their pricing with what they can offer you.
Ambitious Group is not the cheapest nor are we the most expensive but by our extensive and well-structured recruitment process we are confident we are the best value for money.
5. Good Customer Service Is a Must
It doesn’t matter if you need help or just have a few questions – having good customer support is paramount. With so many methods of communication these days, there is no excuse for feeling left out. If you are having trouble communicating with a representative of an agency during the early stage it’s probably a good indication of what is to come.
Ambitious Group is not only an industry specialist but each business will always be assigned one point of contact. This way we can really focus on building the relationship and match the perfect candidate to you and your business.
The Bottom Line
Ensuring that you partner with a trustworthy and relevant recruitment agency is extremely important. Not only is it a great way to find new employees but it is also an excellent way of alleviating some of the hiring pressure off your shoulders.
Learning about the company, its success rate and the way they screen candidates and build relationships is essential to guaranteeing the success of the recruitment process for your business.
We hope you have enjoyed this article and we are always happy to help with any recruitment needs. After all, we are “consultants”.
The Ambitious Group is a specialist property recruitment agency. If you need help finding top property talent for your business, we can help. Download our brochure or get in touch today.