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Posted on 6th July 2020 by Trudy Dickson


Who to look for when choosing a partner Agency for your next recruit

Choosing to outsource your recruitment or human resources functions can be a daunting task. With over 300 firms to choose from locally, how do you decide who will best help you reach your business goals? Here are some tips;

What is their level of experience?
Choose a recruitment partner that can provide you with testimonials from local businesses. Ask how long the recruiter has been with the firm and worked in the industry. There also needs to be a fit between your style and the style of the recruiter, which you can assess when you meet them face to face.

Will they protect your employer brand?
Ask what they do to ensure your employer brand is not tarnished. If they can’t answer – beware. It’s your business the recruiter is representing and you want to make sure they are treating applicants as you would. Ask for testimonials from candidates so you can be comfortable that candidates have a good experience with the firm.

What resources do they have that ensure they reach top talent?
Choose a recruiter who has strong networks and an extensive database of candidates so that they have good reach into the passive candidate market. Some of the best people aren’t typically looking every day but are open to good opportunities if approached. This is especially important in areas of skills shortages where there is a small pool to choose from.

Do they operate ethically and offer high service levels?
Does your recruiter listen and take the time to understand your business, your culture and the role? Can they provide feedback on the employment market, salary benchmarks and job descriptions? What processes do they adhere to when recruiting? Do they comply with the Recruitment Industry Code of Practice?

Davies Stewart help over 250 local SA business find their next permanent or temporary staff member – whether it’s a CEO or a blue collar worker. Because we specialise in the local South Australian market we have extensive candidate networks and broad reach into the local talent market. We stand out in a very crowded market place because our experienced staff genuinely care about the outcome of your staffing project and we proudly hold a reputation for being professional and highly ethical.