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What's Does a Recruitment Agency Do?
For all those of you who've never worked with them, recruitment businesses are a fantastic mystery. What do they actually do? Are they any good? What are they to start with? Companies? NGOs? Employers? Governmental organizations? So many questions... So let's clear the air a bit.
First of all, recruitment companies are firms - primary and ordinary corporations that have workers, that pay taxes and that make profit (or a minimum of try to because the niche could be very troublesome and competitive). On the market there are just a few world high rollers that are current in several countries (like Lugera & Makler, Adecco, Trenkwalder), a couple of small businesses that specialize on a niche, are good at it and really make profit (like SAP recruitment) and several others which try to survive (however many of the occasions do not).
A recruitment company covers primarily two primary activities: helps candidates find a job and helps different firms discover good candidates for the open positions they have. So they are a mediator on the market between candidates that search for jobs and companies that seek for candidates. Most agencies (I exploit "most" because all of these we've got worked with did it, but I can not wager that all on the earth are in the same situation) supply principally free services to candidates and get paid by corporations only.
To a candidate, a recruitment agency provides the next companies (basic providers are free):
- Receiving their resume and inserting it in a database which helps search for candidates with a certain skill; for businesses working on the identical market, competition is large because they find yourself eventually with the same database, so successful the shopper gets tougher; also, small inexperienced businesses can't compete with massive ones which already have an enormous list of candidates that they can search in minutes;
- Helping the candidates build a professional resume (sometimes paid service);
- Assessing the candidate's skills by making use of tests (IT, language, professional psychological tests) or throughout interviews;
- Providing improvement strategies (generally paid service) and offering to incorporate them in training or coaching sessions (also largely paid service);
- Sending the candidate's resume to employers who've open positions, based on required skills (free service mostly);
- Providing the candidate feedback in case of rejection or mediating the wage offering process (principally free service).
To a company, a recruitment company provides the following services:
- Search resumes in their database;
- Post ads on suitable recruitment channels;
- Interview and test candidates;
- Propose the perfect candidates for the available positions;
- Exchange candidates without cost if candidate leaves or is being fired (on candidate's fault) within a certain time limit (three-6 and even more months relying on position);
How does the hiring process work?
1. The client of the recruitment agency opens a position and affords it to one or a number of recruitment agencies, relying on internal necessities, policies or depending on the signed contract between the 2 parties;
2. The consumer could also be required to pay an advance price (used for posting ads or for initial time spent on interviews). Price shouldn't be returned. Depending on initial agreement, this charge may be skipped and a remaining success payment paid instead (only if agency manages to fill the position with the suitable candidate);
3. Company posts ads, selects resumes, interviews candidates;
4. Company provides a final list of prime candidates to the consumer;
5. Client interviews final candidates and provides one or a number of;
6. If position(s) is (are) covered, taxes are paid and process stops; else, recruitment process starts again. If several agencies work on the same position, the primary one to fill it gets the money. The remaining just waste time.
A recruitment company works just like any other company. It's a service provider. Its staff are recruiters (the people who do the precise recruitment and selection), sales individuals (who search for shoppers and sign contracts - typically in small businesses sales people are additionally recruiters) and support individuals (like finance folks, building upkeep, drivers, any other inner position obligatory for an organization to work effectively).
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