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The Pros and Cons of using a recruitment agency

By Charlie Knight |

Companies have started questioning the use of a recruitment agency during a recession but there are many factors to take into consideration before deeming it as an unnecessary expense. The primary purpose of using a recruitment agency is to save time and spare money. Some companies vary according to the way in which they balance cost and quality. 

This leads to varied requirements, and a good recruitment agency can meet even the most demanding ones. Some of the advantages include: Saving valuable management time The legal issues are handled by professionals Reducing advertising costs. Increasing the pool of candidates for the given position. The trial period Recruitment agencies offer a level of expertise that far exceeds some employers’ human resources departments. It’s not always rosy though as there are some other factors to consider when using an agency: These include: Expensive cost -fees range from 20 % up to 30% There’s also the fact of lost time if the recruitment agency cannot find a suitable candidate. 

 All in all, the services of a recruitment agency can be a very useful tool for both companies and candidates seeking employment, either permanent or contact.

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Charlie Knight

Written by Charlie Knight

Charlie has 3 years experience in digital marketing, helping B2B technology companies grow their businesses through inbound marketing before joining Vine Resources as Content Marketing Manager. In his spare time, Charlie enjoys travelling and the great outdoors, and he recently hiked from Mexico to Canada for charity.