When you’re looking to hire new staff, there are a number of different options available to you. One option is to go through a recruitment agency. This can be a great way to find high-quality candidates, and it can also save you time and money. In the current labour-short market, it can be difficult to find qualified staff through traditional in-house methods.
There are a number of benefits to using a recruitment agency. First, recruitment agencies have access to a large pool of candidates. This means that you’re more likely to find the right person for the job. Second, recruitment agencies can save you time. They can screen candidates and conduct initial interviews, so you only need to meet with the most promising candidates. Finally, recruitment agencies can save you money by avoiding bad hires and the associated costs. For more benefits, read our previous blog Seven Benefits of Using Labour Hire Companies.
How can you make the most out of hiring with recruitment agencies in Australia? We have been specialising in Labour Hire for over 20 years and our Founding Director, Tavis Shearer, has a wealth of knowledge and experience in this area.
Our top tips on how to hire with recruitment agencies:
1. Define your needs.
Be clear about what you’re looking for. The more specific you can be, the better; a detailed job description and understanding of your budget are essential. Is the position that you're looking to fill highly specialised or in a skills shortage? Are you looking for an ongoing temp-to-perm arrangement or a one-time placement? Once you know what you need, you can start looking for a recruitment agency that specialises in your industry or field. For example, if your business works in the mining industry in Western Australia you’d look for mining recruitment agencies in Perth.
At TRS, we understand how important communication is in sourcing qualified workers who are a great fit for your company culture. We work closely with all our clients to understand their specific business needs.
2. Do your research.
Not all recruitment agencies are created equal. It’s important to do your research and find an agency that you can trust. A great Recruitment company will help you save time and money, increase productivity, and get better results from your workforce. Download our Labour Hire Checklist to see if you're getting the full benefits of labour hire with your current recruitment provider.
3. Be prepared to pay a fee
Most recruitment agencies will charge a fee, typically a percentage of the first year’s salary. This is common when sourcing a permanent role. The other most common arrangement is temp-to-perm: this involves a 60 to 90 day temporary period where the recruitment agency employs the candidate on behalf of the client. Make sure you are aware of the fees before you start working with an agency.
Overall, hiring with recruitment agencies can save you time and money. When you use a recruitment agency, you will not have to spend time advertising the position or conducting interviews (until the final stage). The recruitment agency will do all of this for you. Recruitment agencies typically charge a fee, which is usually a percentage of the salary of the position. This fee is often less than the cost of advertising and interviewing.
4. Be patient
Finding the right person for the role can take time. When you use a recruitment agency, you will have access to a larger pool of candidates. This means that you are more likely to find the right candidate for the job. In addition, recruitment agencies have access to a variety of tools and resources that can help you find the right candidates. However, even with all of these tools, labour market forces and skills shortages can impact the availability of appropriate candidates. Work with your Recruiter and trust their hiring expertise to find the best candidate for your organisation.
What you can expect from working with a certified, trusted Recruitment company:
Access to a large network of qualified candidates
Flexible payment options
Skilled staff on short or long-term contracts
Casual, temporary and permanent labour
Complete payroll services
TRS Resourcing is one of the leading recruitment agencies in Perth and Melbourne: our Recruitment Consultants take a fully certified, tailored approach to resourcing. We provide a complete recruitment solution to help your business save time and money finding staff. If you’re looking for qualified candidates, contact us today. For Melbourne and Perth recruitment, you can’t go past TRS. We have a proven track record of providing quality labour hire services to clients and matching job seekers with suitable roles.
Unlock your potential with recruitment solutions that work.
Do you have a job in Perth or Melbourne that needs to be filled? Contact TRS Resourcing today for exceptional recruitment services, every time.
We offer tailored recruitment solutions in Melbourne and Perth so you can find the staff you need today.
To speak with TRS Labour Hire Recruitment Consultants please contact the following offices:
Labour Hire Melbourne 03 9917 3545
Labour Hire Perth 08 6205 3570
View our Recruitment Managers here on LinkedIn: Tavis Shearer and George Mann