How to get the best from your recruitment company

The road to recruitment can be a bumpy one, but if a good partnership is formed between the recruiter and the client, those bumps can be smoothed out. 

It all starts with the job spec, that’s the first indication of what a client is looking for and it gives a candidate an insight in to the company. Job specs can be long winded but it’s essential that the key points are prominent, bearing in mind that the majority of applications will be viewed online. By utilising the skills and expertise of a recruitment company in producing a job spec you are more likely to attract the right candidate first time round.

But using a recruitment company, if you get the right one, should go beyond writing a job spec. A good recruitment company should get to know you, get to know what makes you tick and discover the culture and ethos at your company. Then they will instantly know if a candidate will be a ‘good fit’. Experienced consultants should also have a good knowledge of the local demographic, the skills available and the expected salary range of specific jobs.

We are all aware of the skills shortage in most sectors and quality candidates can be few and far between. We see some amazing candidates who have the skills, but then wonder will they fit in to the environment and buy in to the client’s vision. Over the years, we’ve heard some nightmare stories of how candidates are unrecognisable when in position from the interview process.

By utilising the skills and expertise of a recruitment company you are more likely to attract the right candidate first time round.

This can be a waste of time and money for employers. However a good recruitment company should eliminate this by having a good knowledge of candidates in the area - in the case of M65Jobsearch we address this with personality profiling. When you are building a team, key players in your company are critical to enable the company to grow. The right recruitment company should be able to screen the team and evaluate the different personalities and know exactly who will be the best fit when you next recruit. 

If all of this is done correctly from the start it should help in a successful placement first time, saving you time and money and as we like to say, “Our mission is to create the perfect match and bring our client’s dream candidate to life.”