What is a Recruitment Agency: 3 Ways They Help Businesses and Candidates

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By Lisa Hutchinson

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What-Is-a-Recruitment-Agency-3-Ways-They-Help-Businesses-and-Candidates---compressor.jpgWhat is a recruitment agency? A recruitment agency acts as a kind of intermediary between a company that’s looking to hire someone and a job seeker who is looking for employment. At the end of the day, a recruitment agency’s main function is to find the most suitable candidate for a job opening its recruiters have been asked to fill. 

That’s why it’s important for job seekers to consider using a recruitment firm to find work more quickly and easily. Similarly, businesses in need of immediate staffing can easily and effectively bulk up their workforces with the help of a recruitment agency

Here are three ways recruitment agencies help simplify hiring.


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1. For Job Seekers: Recruitment Agencies are Experts

What is a recruitment agency good for, you may ask? 

First and foremost, recruitment agencies are often highly specialized and have in-depth knowledge of particular employment sectors. If an agency has recorded success with placing a large number workers at a large company, they can undoubtedly offer “inside information” before an interview and help you confidently land the gig. In addition, a good, reputable agency will adequately prepare you before the interview by offering tips on which questions to ask and how to present yourself as the ideal candidate. 

In fact, recruitment agencies can potentially sell your candidature in the early prospecting stages and can champion your application throughout the entire interview process. The recruiters can also share information on the culture of the organization, so you know what you’re getting into. 

Additionally, certain agencies have exclusive access to jobs that you would not have access to on your own.

2. For Job Seekers: Recruitment Agencies are Enablers

What is a recruitment agency doing for me, as a job seeker?

Ultimately, recruitment agencies are there to enable job seekers to achieve their career goals and land their ideal jobs. 

A mark of a good recruitment agency is its commitment to making sure the candidates are achieving their goals and have the tools to be the top performers in their desired industries. Recruiters also want job seekers to think about their career paths and determine how they’re going to get there. 

Additionally, agencies exist to assist in placing people in the right roles, so if someone does apply to a position through them that’s not a right fit, it’s their job to support them and guide them on a different path. Recruitment agencies have to understand what it is people are looking for in a job to better support them.

3. For Businesses: Recruitment Agencies Work

For many businesses, hiring the right people is often an arduous, time-consuming task. Thankfully, one of the many benefits of using a recruitment agency is having an outside company take on the task of finding the candidates you need. In addition, recruitment agencies understand hiring and can effectively filter candidates and narrow it down to the right people for the role. 

If you still need more convincing, contact a reputable recruitment agency and see for yourself how exactly a staffing firm can save you time, effort, and money.


Lisa Hutchinson

I started with Liberty Staffing in 2004 as the Regional Business Manager of the London office. I have over 20 years of experience in the customer service and retail sectors, as well as leadership experience including Store Management, People Development and Recruiting. In 2016, our London location moved to a larger office in order to accommodate growth of our business, which included adding a Clerical Division.

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