How To Choose The Best Recruitment Agency
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Recruitment firms continue to prove very vital for the job market. It helps connect small companies and enterprises alike to prospecting applicants. It is a cost-effective measure for companies who would rather focus on other things aside from recruitment. However, not every recruitment agency is created equal. This is why we are listing down some tips you can use to spot the best recruitment agencies.

Straightforward Rates

A good recruitment agency in Singapore should have clear cut rates to their services. By creating service packages, small businesses and enterprises can set budgets faster. Service packages help us eliminate any possible add-ons that could be very expensive for your business. There should be a breakdown of each service and its corresponding rates.

Well Informed Consultants

Recruitment consultants or headhunters in Singapore have to be well aware of the industry they specialise in. They have to know what skills are important and what could be beneficial for the position. They also have to be knowledgeable about the job sector. They should know how much the going rate is for and the other responsibilities the position could have.

Transparency

As we’ve discussed in the first point, published rates have to be broken down. This rate should be available to you right away. Do they gather information for future business leads? Businesses, who submit their information to a Singapore headhunter, have to be cautious about the fine print of a contract. A reliable recruitment agency will state that they will not use your information for any business leads. Do research online if you have any questions about their transparency to clients.

They also have to be realistic with their goals. If you are an applicant and they guarantee you a job right away, then they might be overconfident. A headhunter is not allowed to make decisions because the final decision rests with the company ultimately hiring the applicant.

Comprehensive Screening Process

All recruitment agencies receive thousands of resumes per month. Not all of this will be considered for a particular position. With a comprehensive screening process, they can save you a lot of time weeding through the different applicants who might not be hired anyway.

Qualified

Registered and qualified recruitment agencies in Singapore are familiar with current employment law and other ethical standards.

High Employee Retention Rate

If a company boasts filling 10,000 jobs but only 4,000 of those jobs have been kept in the past year then avoid that company completely. It means that they are not able to identify a company’s needs as well as the needs of prospective employees. Look for companies with at least a 70% employee retention rate. This means that they understand the needs of companies as well as prospective employees.

Finding a reputable recruitment firm in the country is not impossible. Enquire in a couple of agencies to discover if they truly understand your needs well. Are you applying for a job or are you looking to hire employees? Do you have any bad experiences with a recruitment agency? Let us know in the comments below.


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