The growth of recruitment agencies has been rapid in the past few years. It is because of the fact that employers hand over the staffing responsibility to the recruiters. While the job seekers also look forward to the recruiting agencies to get themselves convenient job options. But how recruiting agencies are being perceived by general people? In general, it may seem like contacting a recruiter from an agency and coming in terms with him is enough to solve the problem. Whether it is job hunting or staff requirements, it appears more superficial from the outside.
Whereas the fact is, the whole process of recruitment is nothing but a teamwork, as per Mr. William Almonte.
It is the recruiting teams that altogether execute their client’s demand, whether it is a candidate looking for jobs or employer’s need of staff. So a recruiting firm works can be depicted in simple categories, which are given below.
Recruiting firms do divide their manpower into two sections, Consultants, and Resourcing agents. The first usually deals with clients and their requirements, while the latter performs the tasks of finding the right candidates for vacancies. According to Mr. William Almonte, this is how the agencies are able to divide their work and churn out meaty results from both divisions. This way the agencies are performing different tasks simultaneously and satisfy their clients by involving a completely different set of people. The consultants are taking care of the client’s problems, as well as making a constant effort to understand their business ideas. Their preferred work environment and the kind of staffing they are seeking out are all dealt by consultants.
While on the flip side, resourcing agents should have good communication skills, as they will have to constantly interact with job seekers. Assessing their jobs, and skills, understanding their requirements and prioritize as per the experiences of them are all handled by resourcing agents.
Once an agency gets informed by its client about the vacancy, the consultants and resourcing agents analyze the job role. They start looking for appropriate candidates from their individual databases. They first look for whether any registered candidate is available or not, if they found one, afterward they inform the candidate about the job vacancy. However, they try to contact the candidates who have been in recent terms with them, since the agency is aware of their availability. Thereafter, if the candidate also shows interest in the job offer, then consultants and resourcing agents start proceeding for their confirmation of the job.
At times candidates are put through some technical tests or telephonic interview depending on the conditions laid out by clients. It is to validate their capability before sending their resumes to the employers. Once the candidates are placed successfully, agencies get their due fees in respect of the contracts with employers.
Other than the above-mentioned work the recruiting agencies maintain a virtual circle of both employers and candidates. All they want to have is a good rapport with both of its clients. Thus they can enlarge the volume of their database of efficient candidates as well as be in the good books of the employers too.