5 Important Qualities to Look for in a Recruitment Agency

Nowadays, with a lot of scammers and illegal recruiters lurking around, looking a legit recruitment agency is like finding a needle in a haystack. Although some government agencies have ways to find out if the said recruitment agency is legit, but their systems are not updated. So, you have to look for 5 important qualities for a recruitment agency, or else you’d just wasting your time, effort and money.

Here are five (5) important things to look for when choosing a recruitment agency;

1. Compatible with your business needs/degree course/skill.

Choose a recruitment agency that is best for you. Is you are in the medical field, education profession, engineering or technical skills, you must find a recruitment agency that offers legal jobs for you.

2. Organized hiring process.

A good recruitment agency must have a team that sees to it the hiring process is smooth and easy. The hiring team should not confuse the applicants. It is expected that they will assist each applicant regardless of education attainment and personal background.

3. Applicant friendly and fair chance given.

A good recruitment agency has staff that understands and assists applicants most especially those that have difficulty in understanding the process or fill up forms. The staff must be well-informed and ready to help applicants.

4. Use of Social media in recruitment.

Social media is an effective tool in recruitment. Make sure that the applicants who get access to your website or page do not get false or hoax answers. When asked a question, the recruitment agency staff must answer in all sincerity. This will gain trust from applicants and hosts as well.

5. Supports employee referral program.

A good recruitment agency supports an internal employee referral program. A recruitment agency employee can refer possible applicants for the job based on their knowledge, skill, personality and attitude. Inter-personal and intra-personal skills are both very helpful in this field. It is also a great way to engage and retain current employees of the company.

Take note the 5 important things to look for when choosing a recruitment agency, so that next time you’ll apply for a job abroad, you know that you are safe and in good hands.

// Read the 10 reminders that issued by POEA to avoid illegal recruitment

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