Normally, the school of thought tends to be that recruitment agencies are only useful for the middle manager level or above positions. Or, perhaps, roles with a specific technical or commercial specification.
Indeed often, the more senior the position, the more a recruiter will be paid. Part of the logic being that they would have such a significant impact on the business, it is important to recruit the best possible candidate and pay for it accordingly. CEO or MD being the best example of this.
All this is well and good and certainly hiring well is worth paying for.
However, on the flip side, junior positions and those requiring less experience are normally not outsourced to an agency. Instead, they are recruited for quickly via various internal and online channels. There is simply no additional recruitment budget for the junior positions.
Yet actually, it is with these positions that agencies can sometimes make a real difference. It is not a case of finding candidates with certain levels of experience but rather potential to grow and the right attributes and attitudes to succeed in a certain company. It is normally impossible to know this via a CV or through online searches as this is subjective rather than objective and requires intuition over a scientific match.
Sometimes these candidates, who would never have been considered ordinarily, can make a lasting short and long term impact on the company, building their careers in the process. What’s more, the recruitment fee is far less as it is normally based on a percentage of initial salary.
At Worldy People, we pride ourselves on digging deep and finding out the real person and potential behind the CV. We have created tools, such as our Sales Matrix https://worldypeople.com/sales-matrix/ to help in this process.
For any thoughts as to why recruitment agencies are not normally involved in junior level positions, or indeed anything else, please do contact me.
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