The Ultimate Guide for Choosing a Recruitment Agency

A recruitment agency is a specialist services company that assists businesses to find employees to match specific company roles and or requirements. In essence, a recruitment agency acts as a bridge between companies that want to get reliable employees, and people who are buying long-standing job opportunity.

Different Types of Recruitment Agencies
There are many types of recruiting agencies, they come in several shapes, sizes and perform different functions. To find the best recruiting agency for your business requirements, you need to be familiar with the most frequent types of recruitment agencies.

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There are 3 main types of recruitment agencies:

General Recruiting Agencies
A general recruitment agency (also known as a Contingency recruiting agency), is a kind of recruitment agency that targets recruiting for a specific industry, this may include sectors such as healthcare, hospitality, retail, finance or manufacturing.

This type of agency can be used to find entry and middle-level positions within a particular industry.

Staffing Recruiting Agencies
A staffing recruitment agency (also known as a Temporary recruiting agency), is a kind of recruitment agency that focuses solely on recruiting momentary employees.

Businesses use this type of recruitment agency when they have to hire part-time, seasonal workers, help over a certain non permanent project or you will need to repay a leave of absence for a full-time employee (who is on extended maternity, paternity or sick leave).

Executive Recruiting Agencies
An executive recruitment agency (also called Retained search firm or Executive search firm; sometimes also known as a boutique recruiting firm), is a form of recruitment agency that specializes in executive recruiting.

Corporations will retain this kind of recruitment agency when you want to fill top-level or C-level positions like a CEO, Chief Operating Officer or Chief Technology Officer.

Choosing the Perfect Recruiting Agency
In our experience, choosing the perfect recruiting agency is a blend of several factors. The goals and objectives of the client and the recruiting firm have to be aligned. Deliverables and expectations have to be made clear at the start of the method of trading.

Do the customer’s goals and objectives align with your recruiting firms’ vision and goals? For example, a responsible recruiting firm will say: “we do not bring on clients that do not have a clear road map for our candidates’ transition to a full-time career”. This consists of vetting businesses for his or her corporate responsibility programs which might include; group benefits, union membership, sick leave etc.