How do you find a London recruitment agency you can trust?

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020 by The Workplace AdvisorNo comments

As 2020’s Most Trusted Specialist PA Recruitment Agency, we’re confident that we know a thing or two about trust in the recruitment industry. We also know that, as an industry, recruitment can leave both candidates and employers unsure of who to trust. It shouldn’t be like that though. So, how can you dig through all the recruitment agencies in London to find one that you feel will really help you?

Look at their specialism

Recruitment agencies should be specific. For example, we’re a dedicated office support and PA recruitment agency. The problem comes when you think that any London recruitment agency will do the same job. They won’t. You need to select one that specialises in your niche. That way, you’ll get dedicated experts who know the industry and who know how to match your skills to relevant vacancies.

Look at the website

Before you pick up the phone or drop in, take a look at the recruitment agency’s website. Have they won any recent awards? Do they have an active job search function with relevant jobs for the positions you’re looking for?

Importantly, look at the advice and support they have available to you. You should easily be able to find useful, relevant, and up-to-date information about job-hunting. A good and well-populated recruitment blog is also a very good indicator.

Once you’re in touch

Many frustrations with recruitment agencies in London seem to bubble up once you’ve sent your CV over. You should expect to submit your CV and hear back within 48 hours. At this point, both sides need to work on the relationship, with both you and the agency communicating effectively.

When you apply for specific jobs, this becomes particularly important. You should always expect to hear back from your recruitment agency about a job you’ve applied or interviewed for whether you are successful or not.

Do they understand your industry?

As a PA recruitment agency, we know a great deal about PAs and office support jobs. We are the first to admit we aren’t the agency for you if you want a specialist scientific role in pharmaceuticals! Often, the relationship between a candidate and an agency can appear untrustworthy because the agency is attempting to operate in an area they know little about.

So, for example, as a PA recruitment agency, you can be sure that we know these roles inside out. We know everything from the advice those doing PA jobs in London need, such as great places in London for team building, through to listening to a myriad of stories from those doing these jobs themselves.

Look at the service provide

Yes, it’s the employers who ultimately pay for the service of the recruitment agency. However, this shouldn’t mean that the recruitment agency only serves employers. They successfully meet their client’s objectives by attracting and cultivating the best candidates.

Therefore, you should expect a recruitment agency to have a number of different services or benefits for candidates. An excellent example of this is our Wait4Work lounge. This is a lounge for candidates who are looking for work on the day. It comes complete with breakfast and computer facilities so candidates are looked after.

Choosing a trusted recruitment agency

Never settle for second best when it comes to choosing a London recruitment agency. Choose one that demonstrates it can be trusted; then embark on your job hunt with confidence.

 

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