Everything you need to know about recruitment

Whether you are on the market for an exciting new job opportunity or looking for that perfect hire to fulfill your company’s needs. Enlisting the help of a recruitment agency can accelerate that process for you. But what exactly is recruitment? And what can you expect? In this article we lay down the basics of recruitment and everything you need to know to find the right fit for you or your company.

What is recruitment?

Recruitment refers to the process of identifying, attracting, interviewing, selecting, hiring and onboarding employees. In other words, it involves everything from the identification of a staffing need to filling it. Essentially, there are two types of recruiters you could work with: the “in-house recruiters’ and ‘agency recruiters’.

An in-house recruiter works for a single company and helps that company to fulfill their hiring needs. For a company looking to hire, having an in-house recruiter can greatly accelerate the hiring process as the recruiter knows exactly what the company is looking for. They are also part of the company’s internal structure and know what the company's culture is like. If you are looking for a job at a specific company you should definitely contact their in-house recruiter for the best chance of getting that interview.

A recruiting agency, on the other hand, is all about finding the right fit for the company that hired them. For candidates looking for a job, this means a personal recruiter who works with you and actively searches for the job that will fit all your wishes. For a company looking to hire there are also lots of benefits to be found. As agency recruiters will work with you to find the best candidates for the positions you are looking to fill. They also have access to a large database of talent. With that, you get faster hiring, higher-quality candidates, and professionals who know how to get the job done.

What to look for when hiring a recruitment agency

So whether you have been looking for that perfect job opportunity or that perfect hire to fill your staffing needs, recruitment might be the right fit for you. Here’s a few things you have to look out for when hiring a recruitment agency or recruiter:

Make sure they get to know you

When working with recruitment agencies you have to keep in mind that they have a lot of candidates in their database who are looking for a job. Therefore, it’s important that your recruiter gets to know you. This goes further than just knowing your CV. Questions to think about are: What kind of company do I want to work for? What kind of working environment and culture do I like? And, which core values should this company have?

For company’s it’s just as important for the recruitment process that your recruiter is familiar with your business. Because when you work with a recruiter who understands how your industry works, and especially your company, they’ll be quicker and more skilled to recognize the right hires and get them to come work with you.

They listen to your needs

How to know you made the right choice for your recruitment process? They listen! If your dedicated recruiter takes the time to hear what you want and need, instead of pressuring you to make rash decisions, you are in the right place. When choosing to go down the recruitment route, it should feel easier. Not harder!

They are reliable

It may seem obvious but, when choosing a recruitment company and a recruiter you’ll be personally working with, choosing a recruitment company with a stable and reliable reputation is the way to go. At Undutchables our relationships are built on trust. We ensure this by being transparent and honest with both businesses who hire as well as the candidates we scout. A good recruitment agency will always put your needs first, no matter how tricky the job hunting environment may get.

Those are the basics on what you need to know about recruitment. We hope this information will help you make the right choice for your career or your company and that you will soon be able to find the perfect fit for you! Of Course we would love to help you along. So how about you have a look at our vacancies, or if you’re a company looking to hire, you can visit our employer page.

Looking for some more information?

Are you a candidate who is looking for that perfect job and do you want to know more about recruitment? We have gathered some more information for you:

Are you a company looking to hire a recruitment agency? Here is some more information that might help you make the right decision for you, your company and your staffing needs:

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