Recruitment agencies are still the best IT staffing agencies and a recruitment agency is always going to be in demand, especially when it comes to finding specialist staff. A company can spend days, weeks or months, searching for the right staff, only to find that the placement does not work out. It is frustrating and it is time consuming. When a recruitment agency is used, the agency does all the work. They spend time in seeking the right staff members, and probably already have them on their books, and they do all the ground work. They do the initial interviews, they get all the references and reviews, they check all their paperwork, and they make sure they are the right person for the job. They charge you to find the right person, of course, but if it does not work out, they make an alternative plan or they refund you. And it almost always works out.
Choosing an IT recruitment agency
You can use a recruitment agency who is in your neighborhood or city, or you go national and find one in your country. If you are a big company you might want to use a national IT agency so that they can headhunt the right person for you, and find a candidate who is willing to travel. If you are a smaller company, probably use IT staffing agencies who are in your town. Use an agency who has been around for a while and who has all the right experience. Just like an agency will get reviews on the candidate they are sending you, you should get reviews on the agency you are going to use.
Finding the best staff
When you employ a staff member, you want it to be long term. You want to know that whoever you are employing is going to stay a while. It takes times and money to employ someone and so you want the best. We always recommend recruitment agencies and it is interesting that even in this day and age of the internet, recruitment agencies are still so much in demand. It is because the good ones are worth their weight in gold. You only need to tell a recruitment agency who or what you are looking for, be clear in your needs, and they will do the rest. They will source the right staff member, conduct all the initial interviews for you, do all the checks and balances, and only then send the person to you for an interview. You of course make the choice about saying yes or no. You can also ask to see more candidates, before making your choice.
Cost of a recruitment agency
Each agency works differently so find out the costs in your initial discussions. It may be a month’s salary and it may be a commission. The best IT staffing agencies will always do a contract with you to ensure that there are no problems.