What to Look for in a Recruitment Agency
Does the agency understand your business and the industry you operate in? This is vital for hiring in any sector, but particularly when it comes to technical and engineering recruitment. Support from an agency that understands the specific hard and soft skills required to thrive in these jobs will make it much more likely you will find the right person.
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The right recruitment agency should take the time to understand your business’ goals for growth and expansion. They should help you improve your job offering and description to attract the best candidates going, and tailor their service to suit your needs – delivering the talent you need when you need it, no expectations.
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It’s also important to look for accreditations when choosing your recruitment agency. Memberships with the REC and FCSA prove that the company in question is reputable and dedicated to providing only the highest standards of service and professionalism.
The employer pays the recruitment agency’s fees, so cost will obviously be a factor in your decision. Generally, this is paid as a percentage of the annual salary of a successfully placed candidate and is usually around 15%-25%, but can be more for senior roles. It’s important to bear in mind, though, that all recruiters are not created equal, and a bad hire can be costly in itself. That’s why it’s important to make sure low costs don’t equal low standards. Luckily, at BMR Solutions, our service is cost-effective and high quality!
Nothing is more disruptive and inconvenient than a bad hire. If you choose the right agency, that is unlikely to occur. But, to protect yourself against this eventuality if the worst does happen, it’s important to make sure your agency provides a suitable guarantee. This may take the form of a waived fee or a replacement candidate and is often only available within a limited timeframe of between 30-90 days.
Our final tip is to think about location. There are occasions when location does not matter – maybe it’s a remote position, or maybe you’re hiring a permanent senior staff member and are willing to pay for the right person to relocate. Often though, especially if you’re looking to fill interim roles fast, working with a local business will provide the most streamlined, convenient solution.
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BMR Solutions have over 30 years’ combined experience recruiting for engineering roles. We understand the qualities and skills required by businesses in technical industries. Whether your vacancy is shop floor or executive level, we will tailor our service to your needs and find an exceptional candidate every time.
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