As the title suggests, here in this article you will read about two major roles that a recruitment agency plays. We can say that a recruitment firm functions as a ‘Placement Consultancy’ and a ‘Job Searching Platform’ both.
Where the first role discusses the services provided to employers or companies, the second role details about services offered to job seekers – the fresher and the experienced. In fact, the most advanced recruitment agencies have taken this HR platform to more dignified level. They’re offering resume writing services and special courses for job seekers, and also catering the employers with robust screening processes to occupy the best talent for them. All-in-all the job seekers are receiving best-matched jobs as per their skills and companies are getting best employees to enhance their growth just because of the recruitment agencies who are putting their best in their field.
In order to move ahead in right direction to know the role played by a recruitment agency, we have separated the role in two sections, each described in detail below.
Role of a Recruitment Agency for Employers
Recruitment Agencies, also known as staffing agencies, are the outside firms who find suitable candidates for the vacant positions in employer firms. Some people take recruitment firms as the employment agencies, but it is necessary to understand that they both differ. Here’s how!
• If a candidate gets a job through any recruitment agency, he/she becomes an employee of the employer.
• If a candidate gets a job through an employment agency, he/she will be termed as an employee of the employment agency.
This is the main difference. So, here’s how recruitment agent can help out employers.
1. Talent Pool Acquisition
Acquiring talent pool for a company involves investing a huge time. From searching on the internet to reading the applications to checking the references and then calling for follow-up, this can be a little stressful task for any company who doesn’t have a dedicated HR team. Even those companies having dedicated HR teams find it difficult to get the right candidate for the vacant posts. Here is when a role of a Recruitment Agency can be understood. Since these HR firms are solely made to get this work done systematically, so they serve the placement purpose well.
2. Screening Process Administration
A recruitment firm administers the screening process in the best way possible in order to hire the best talent for the client. Screening is one the most tiring tasks involved in recruitment process which may involve two to five rounds depending on the position vacant and the company. It is this process through which the best of all eligible candidates are shortlisted and then hired.
3. Timely Placement
Timely placement of the vacant posts is really important as the company may suffer a huge loss for the responsibilities that are related to a particular post. Here is when the experience and contacts of recruitment agency come handy.
Role of Recruitment Agency for Job Seekers
A recruitment firm helps job seekers in finding the suitable positions as per their skills and education. Since a good recruitment agent has tie-ups and links with many international companies and locale firms as well, they’re the first ones who come to know about the vacant positions. Hence this can be beneficial for the job seekers. Here is a brief description of the role played by a recruitment agency and its benefits to job seekers.
1. When Job Seeker has uploaded profile on their website
A recruitment agency will call the desired candidate by itself in case any job seeker has already uploaded or submitted his/her resume or profile on recruiter’s website. Recruitment agencies normally provide free services to candidates, so a job seeker may rest assured on the part that he/she will be informed by the company if they receive any suitable vacant role as per applicant’s qualifications.
2. Direct Contact
In the case of urgent need, a job seeker always has an option to directly call the recruitment agency and apply for a particular job that has been inviting applications. They’ll forward your resume if they find you qualify for that job profile.
3. Reliability Factor
Recruitment agencies have a wide network and access to thousands of jobs, which any job searcher may not have access to. Because they have been working in partnership with companies for several years, they’re the first ones to hear about any vacant position. This is something that a job seeker must consider before moving directly to the company. By just putting associated recruitment company’s name in the reference portion of a resume, a job seeker may get the advantage of reliability factor.
4. Provide Feedback
A recruitment company provides a proper feedback to the job searcher for whether he/she has been selected for the post applied or not. If asked they’ll never hesitate in providing the reasons for that, which may further help job seeker in improving his/her cadre.