Many have negative misconceptions when they hear the word ‘recruiter.’ Whilst you may think we are only out to serve ourselves, there’s more than meets the eye in our industry.
What does a recruiter do exactly?
We do more than just read through hundred’s of CV’s and shortlist candidates. Our work requires us to build relationships everyday, not just with our clients and candidates but with our peers in recruitment too. As recruiters, we make it our business to stay informed with current changes and challenges our industry is faced with. The recruitment industry changes so rapidly. That’s why it’s important for our business to stay original, be an industry leader and create a culture of innovation.
What’s the benefit of using a recruitment agency?
A recruitment agency will take the time to publish job ads and videos to entice talent to apply for the role and contact candidates through our existing networks and database. We review CV’s and shortlist candidates that match the skills and requirements of the role. Conduct in depth interviews and select candidates based on your needs and most importantly candidates who fit the culture of your company. Skills are obviously key but a culture fit is harder to find – that is why a face - to face interview is essential. We also make sure candidates are suitable for the role through skill testing along with complete and thorough reference checks.
After all, it’s our job to make sure you get the right candidates and save you the stress, time and therefore money!
About the Author – Lucy Millett
Lucy started with PKL Recruitment in 2015 as a temporary business support consultant. Her previous profession as a primary school teacher results in a genuine empathetic nature, changing the stigma of ‘recruiters’ in the recruitment industry. Now in 2017, Lucy’s client and candidate network are at its strongest, she is now a senior consultant with an exciting career ahead of her.