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Top 10 Reasons to Use a Recruitment Agency

Top 10 reasons why businesses are turning to recruitment agencies

Recruitment agencies proving their worth in digital age

In an age of multiple job boards and social recruiting, you would be forgiven for thinking that the death knell is sounding for the recruitment agency. 

However, using an agency still proves to be very efficient and cost-effective in supporting a business with hiring the right talent at the right time. This means that good agencies are going from strength to strength. 

Here are 10 great reasons why your business should be using a recruitment agency…


One. We visit you, to understand your business

The recruitment agency consultants visit a business’s premises to get a really good feel for the culture of an organisation. This makes it much easier in establishing what would be the best team fit.


Two. Professionally drafted ads circulated through established channels

The job advert is professionally written for you using keywords that candidates will search for on search engines. The advert is then advertised for FREE on the agency website, emailed to candidates and pushed to many of its social media channels. Your job advert is seen far and wide!


Three. Initial CV selection

A recruitment agency will sift through and review hundreds of CV’s, many of which are often not relevant. Having this support in place saves the business a lot of time and effort.


Four. Vetted candidate shortlist

A carefully vetted shortlist of candidates which are all relevant is another way in which an agency will save precious time.


Five. Sourcing skilled candidates

A recruitment agency has access to a rich existing database with thousands of candidates, job boards, and LinkedIn. This gives a wide range of options from which to select the right person for the job. The recruitment consultants are highly skilled in sourcing and reviewing candidates. This means that they are more likely to make the perfect match in terms of skillset, experience and culture-fit. The business benefits from having a long-term successful placement in the business.


Six. Pre-screening

Candidates are pre-screened. This means that they have already passed through a number of important checks including – ID and work permissions. The recruitment team will have also established exactly what the candidate is looking for, and the ideal team fit.


Seven. Candidate interview administration

Candidate interviews are arranged for the business – FREE. This can be a tricky time-consuming task when attempting to align diaries of a number of people – another time-saving benefit.


Eight. Fee on success

The business will only pay if they have a candidate successfully placed in post. No candidate, no fee.


Nine. Support beyond the appointment

A good agency will give full support for first 3 months in role to ensure bedding in. The recruitment team offer this support to ensure that the successful candidate is able hit the ground running and is set up for success in their new role.


Ten. Free replacement/rebate fees

A free replacement/rebate facility is offered by good agencies if the candidate does not work out in their new role. An invaluable benefit so the business is not too heavily impacted whilst a replacement is found.


Compass Point your local recruitment experts

A great recruitment agency should be able to offer you all of these benefits. At Compass Point Recruitment we offer all this and more. We stand by our commitments to our business clients to offer the very best level of service. 

So, if you’re not using an agency at the moment or your agency doesn’t offer you all of these benefits – please speak to our team about how we can partner to support your business with its recruitment requirements.

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Whether you are looking to find yourself a new role or filling a vacancy, Compass Point is your local expert recruitment team. We specialise in in recruitment at all levels in AccountancyEngineeringFoodHuman ResourcesIndustrialOffice SupportSales & Marketing and Supply Chain.

From our Bury St Edmunds base, since 1995, we have built excellent local recruitment expertise working with clients and candidates across the whole of East Anglia region including Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Norfolk.

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