How to pick the perfect recruitment agency for your business

Are you in the market for a new recruitment agency to fill those important roles in your business? Luckily for you, there are plenty of options to choose from – but how do you pick the perfect one for your exact business needs? And, more importantly, how do you avoid getting scammed by a dodgy agency that promises more that they can deliver?
As one of Australia’s top recruitment agencies, we’ve decided to put together just a few of our top tips to help you make the right decision when choosing an agency to help with your job recruitment needs.
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It’s important to make sure you find an agency that’s exactly right for your job recruitment needs. There will be many recruitment agencies vying for your business, so take some time to compare different agencies to find out if they’re the right fit for you. You can do this by taking a look at their online presence, reading their past reviews, or even by asking about their service if you have any contacts with other businesses who’ve associated with them. Things to consider will be whether they’re focused on your industry, if they’re the right size for your hiring needs, or if they service the right location.

However, while there are a large number of reputable and licensed agencies out there, remember to keep in mind that the Australian recruitment industry is not regulated, which means that anyone can set up a recruitment agency. This is why it’s important to always do proper research into a business before you hand over any money or sign any contracts, since you could be doing business with someone who might give you the short stick.

Do your research

Work with them to outline the exact positions you need

Once you’ve made your choice, it’s time to make sure your recruitment agency is on the same page with the job recruitment services you need. Take some time with them to go over the positions that need to be filled while being as specific as possible about the duties, qualifications, and experience you’re looking for in your new hires. This can include all essential information regarding rostering, pay, working conditions, and other information in order to build a complete job profile.

Your recruitment agency will use this information to start searching for the potential candidates that will fit your exact needs. An experienced agency will have a detailed process to be able to source, screen, and contract the best candidate for the position you’re looking for. At WLH Recruitment & Labour Hire, for example, we have a multi-staged process for sourcing job recruitment hire that includes checking candidates in our database, screening all resumes and references, conducting detailed interviews, completing pre-employment checks, and organising necessary contracts and site inductions – all while remaining in contact with your business every step of the way.

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Evaluate their results

Now, after all that, you should finally have a worthy candidate for your position, and the final step is to evaluate your agency’s results. How many people has your agency placed in compatible positions? Do your new employee’s references check out? Are you happy with their overall communication and professionalism?

The recruitment agency will have done all the hard work for you in sourcing the correct candidates, but their job isn’t done yet. A good agency will always follow up with both you and the candidate after placement to ensure that everything is going smoothly and that the candidate is settling in well.

These are just a few of the important factors to consider when choosing a recruitment agency. By taking your time and doing your research, you can ensure that you find the perfect agency for your business’ needs. So if you’re in the need for high quality job recruitment and labour hire for a variety of fields – from agricultural jobs, to rail labour, professional services, and more – make sure to do business with a recruitment agency you can trust like WLH Recruitment & Labour Hire.

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