Recruiting new team members can be an expensive and time-consuming task for any business; one that is vitally important but also doesn’t offer any guarantees. Employing top talent is becoming increasingly competitive in today’s job market but finding the right candidate is a non-negotiable in driving your business forward.
Sandi Crowther Recruitment is one of the best recruitment agencies in Durban, South Africa with a large quality applicant database that has been built up over the past 25 years, and a thorough interview and selection process which yields top notch candidates for clients.
1. Your Partner in a most crucial function
So what exactly is the benefit of using recruiting agencies to help find and hire those star employees?
Most employers can look back over time at some of their hiring decisions and wonder why on earth they hired that person. Whether it was a skills mismatch, work ethic and energy levels or simply someone who did not gel with the team – all these reasons impacted in some way on their business.
Recruitment agencies with a successful track record have dealt with thousands of applicants and feedback from clients on applicants and understand the critical employment criteria you will not see in a CV making them an invaluable partner.
The success of an employment agency is directly related to the success of the client and the staff they employ making them a perfect partner. As any good partner will do – they will bring out the best in you and your business!
2. Knack for identifying top talent
Often when employers advertise jobs, they don’t seem to get the right calibre of candidates. Being flooded with an inbox of CVs that don’t hit the mark; or ineffective advertising, is a waste of time.
More often than not employers find themselves going through interview after interview in search of an ideal shortlist of people.
The Best Recruitment Agencies have a sound insight into the job market with access to well established job seeker databases that are continuously added to through ongoing advertising using several channels. Established placement agencies with a history in the local job market often have long associations with top notch talent through placing them in the past and are often the first to know when these individuals re-enter the job market.
These agencies are skilled in spotting the gems and coming up with a shortlist of applicants that will excite you!
3. Negotiate salaries
Employers often go through the entire recruitment process to find the right person, only to discover that their salary expectations are far from what they are willing to pay them.
Your recruitment agency provides a “mediation service” when it comes to remuneration. Through candid discussions with the client and applicants, together with benchmarking remuneration against other roles and companies in your industry they are able to manage expectations and influence the parties where necessary. Part of the remuneration conversation that an agency engages in, includes linking remuneration and personal growth and opportunities for the individual. This objective role that they play is often a game changer in an employer’s recruitment process.
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1. Use Linkedin:
Linkedin is arguably one of the most effective ways to find a job in the digital age. A large number of company managers and recruiters use the platform to search and contact candidates.
Make sure your Linkedin page has:
A professional photo of you: your photo should only be of your head, neck, and the top of your shoulders. Make sure you are dressed appropriately in the photo; dress how you would for a job interview.
Ask your Linkedin connections for recommendations: When you click on ‘View profile’, scroll down to the Recommendations section and click Ask to be recommended. Here you can type in the name of a person you would like to recommend you and what you would like to be recommended for.
"Let Recruiters Know You're Open" button: Go to “Jobs” on the main menu, then select “Preferences”. Here you will see the ‘Let recruiters know you’re open’ button. Make sure it is enabled.
2. Build a relationship with your Recruitment Agent
Even in the digital age, nothing beats ‘old-fashioned’ relationship-building and getting to know each other face-to-face.
Your recruitment agent is a skilled match maker. It’s their job to match your personal attributes, motivators and competencies to the culture of the company they are recruiting for. By meeting them in person and talking to them over the phone, they will instantly have a better understanding of who you are and what drives you, which will lead to finding you your ideal job.
If you’ve been working for a few years, you should have built up a network of people you can call on. Put yourself out there by contacting your friends, family members, former colleagues, lecturers, and LinkedIn contacts to let them know you are looking for a new job. It will help increase your chances of landing the job if you can tell a potential employer that you were referred by one of their employees or someone they know too.
Good luck with your job search! By knowing how to effectively look for the right job, you’re half way there to job-finding success.
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