Hunting for a new career role can be challenging, and even the most career-conscious contractors end up taking a position on a work project on a temporary contract basis with no intention of remaining there long term. Eventually, the contractors will leave, either on their own or as a result of being asked to find an employment agency to help with the hiring process. In this way, contractors can search for new jobs while they continue to work.
Picking a recruitment agency is an important decision. After all, it’s a long-term partnership: You’re going to put your career in their hands. Because of this, you should do some research to find one that’s right for you. Here are our top tips on finding the right employment agency.
Things to Consider When Choosing an Employment Agency for Your Next Job
1. Take Note of Their Heritage and Experience
Most recruitment agencies cover a range of industries, while employers use employment agencies to find workers in a particular sector.
One thing to remember when researching agencies is their level of expertise in the industry. Agencies with more experience in a specific sector tend to have a better understanding of the types of jobs available and an awareness of the most important skills for that industry.
The level of expertise a handful of recruiters might offer could be the difference between finding your dream job and having to settle for something else.
2. Take Note of Their Safety Measures in the Workplace
When deciding on an employment agency for your next job, consider how safe the work environment is for staff. Agency owners should be extremely vigilant about keeping their workers safe at all times, and highly skilled recruiters will conduct thorough risk assessments for every section of work.
While researching any recruitment agency, ensure that their website features a clear list of their safety policies. Make sure the information you find is relevant to the industry you are working in and reflective of the skills of the workers you will be working alongside. That said, not all companies and sectors require the same safety measures, so ensure the information you are reading is relevant to the industry you are working in.
3. Check Out Their Recruitment Process
The recruitment process can be one of the most nerve-racking parts of the job hunt. It can be filled with so many questions: What will the interview be like? Will I be at a disadvantage because I’m not local? How do I stand out?
A good employment agency should be able to provide you with information about their recruitment process in advance of speaking with them.
Review the pages of their website that relate to recruitment. Are there advice articles about interviews? If so, what is the tone of these articles? Are they encouraging and supportive or patronizing and condescending? The recruitment process should be a positive experience, not a stressful one.
There are many aspects to consider when choosing an employment agency for your next job, but the most important is understanding your personal requirements and expectations. If you know what you are looking for, the process of job hunting should be easier in the long run.
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