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What You Should Look for in a Workforce Recruiting Agency


Finding the right workforce recruiting agency for your business can feel overwhelming. Especially with the sheer volume of recruitment agencies currently operating in Ireland. It can be tempting to choose the first company you come across. As surely, every agency operates in the same way. That, however, couldn’t be farther from the truth. Not all agencies provide the same services. And blindly choosing an agency, will result in costly delays. However, following the tips below before selecting an agency will help you avoid picking the wrong company to work with.

Look into the experience and reputation of the workforce recruiting agency

It is important to do due diligence and research a workforce recruiting agency before engaging its services. Firstly, look into the experience of the company. Do they have experience within your industry? Choosing an agency with experience within your industry is crucial. As it means they already have an idea of your company’s specific needs. Not only that, but they more than likely have a quality talent pool ready to go. This will save a lot of time and money. And secondly, look at the company’s reputation. Check online reviews, or even reach out to past clients. This will give you an idea of the quality of services provided by a particular agency. Do past clients speak highly of this agency? And does it deliver results?

Get to know how the agency operates

Getting to know how an agency operates is vital. Ask them questions about how their recruitment process works. Such as, how long will the process take? And if they offer any guarantees, like a candidate replacement policy in the event of a placement not working out. Additionally, it is essential to enquire about and agree on a fee structure upfront. Openly discussing these issues beforehand could save you time and money in the long run.

Make sure the agency provides the solutions you require

Before reaching out to a potential agency, it is important to know exactly what you need from them. Do you just help to source a workforce? Or do you need training services, or workforce solutions systems? Getting clear on your needs will help you to find the right agency. Any good agency should provide permanent and contingent placements, job board postings, candidate screening, background checks and onboarding, as standard. However, you may require in-depth market research and reporting, or employee time and attendance tracking. Engaging with an agency that can meet all your workforce needs will ensure the entire process runs smoothly and effectively.

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