Head-Hunting Talent With Recruitment Agencies
Recruitment agencies, on the other hand, usually provide industry specific knowledge and services, personally reaching out to a database of active job seekers by phone or email to discuss their suitability to move into new job roles. This can reduce an organisation’s HR administration since agencies will perform many of the recruitment tasks themselves, including external advertising and the pre-screening / pre-referencing process.
Whilst there is more of a targeted human touch with recruiters, many tend to develop bad reputations over time due to communication inefficiencies. Reality is, recruitment consultants are driven by commission incentives to get candidates accepted into a job role. Consequently, they can become quite pushy, putting job seekers under intense pressure to put their CV forward. Because of this, the actual quality of candidate applications may lower with recruiters who put their personal benefits as first priority, rather than the employers needs.
Moreover, communication can dwindle further if candidates end up getting rejected following interviews, often becoming ‘ghosted’ by recruiters. Put yourself in the shoes of a job seeker and think how frustrating and disheartening that experience can be, knowing fair well that they’re now less interested in working with you because their chances of being rewarded with commission has vanished.
Job Boards Are More Popular With Job Seekers
Studies reveal that online job boards are the preferred starting point for candidates, with 68% of research participants confirming they found them most helpful in comparison to the 38% who voted recruitment agencies. So the likelihood is, higher quality candidates are using job board services, and that’s where you need to be! With Zoek’s job board, you get to take advantage of a ‘try before you buy’ service, offering free unlimited job advertising right up until 2020 - no catches, no hidden fees, no contracts.