It is better for job placement services and headhunters to only use professionals. An employment agency may hire itself out to companies who are looking for administrative staff. In developed countries, there are many private companies that act as recruitment agencies and a government-run employment agency. They can also coordinate the training of interview preparation, job interviews, job tests and post-recruitment services. They may also give advice on how to choose a company to work with on outsourcing contracts.
An employment agency that relies on recruiters and search firms for job placements will find it hard to compete with these types of companies. Recruiters and search firms have access to a large database of resumes. When job placement services and headhunters try to compete with this type of stacked deck, they miss out on finding the best new recruits. They may also end up hiring workers who are not the best or most qualified. An outsourcing company, on the other hand, can focus its efforts on finding the best people for a given job rather than focusing on finding each person’s individual qualifications.
Sometimes an employment agency or headhunter will tell a client that they cannot hire certain individuals for specific positions because they do not meet the agency’s hiring standards. However, those standards do not always include the same things that are asked of recruiters or headhunters. If an in-house recruiter or a headhunter is handling a job placement service or looking for a specific worker, they know what the job requires and what specific qualifications might be required. They also know the specific things they will expect from that worker. The hiring standards that they use for a job placement service may be different, but they probably still follow the same guidelines.
A search firm may not always hire the best or highest quality people for a position. That is why they are called recruiters. They are not concerned with whether or not they will be able to hire workers who are qualified to do the job. Their only concern is finding the best and most affordable candidates for the job they need to fill.
The recruitment process for new hires is often a long one. Agencies or search firms sometimes spend weeks or months trying to qualify a candidate. Once they find a good candidate, the agency or recruiter will spend even more time trying to get that person hired. When an agency or recruiter to hire a candidate, they have him/her fill out paperwork for training and sometimes physical assessment as well. Many times, these forms are filled out by the candidate without having the help of a recruiter. They may have information typed in themselves that the agency or recruiter copies and fills out for them.
The reason job placement services pay top dollar to executive recruiters is because they are in business to make money. Reel candidates are likely to have no experience or qualifications whatsoever for the job, so the recruiters have to compensate for that. The recruiters will often go through the interview process multiple times with a potential employee, making them skilled at interviewing. Since there is no guarantee that a person will be hired, the search firm may pay a high amount of money to executive recruiters.
Whether you use a search firm or an agency, you can hire high-quality candidates for job placement services. If you decide to go with an agency, check to see if they offer a money-back guarantee. Agencies that pay top dollar for each candidate have a higher likelihood of finding the right candidate. In addition, since headhunters have to pay to get connected with qualified candidates, they are usually more diligent than a recruiter.