Hiring staff is time-consuming and stressful – especially if you don’t have HR and have to do it yourself as a manager or business owner.
Managers and directors constantly have too much to worry about without the added thought of hiring staff that affects how their whole business runs.
So why not outsource a recruitment agency to do it for you?
Whether you’re looking for a temp agency or permanent recruitment solutions, agencies like Qudos have experience in hiring a wide range of staff, from corporate positions to temporary customer service roles.
What should I expect from a recruitment agency?
The benefit of using a recruitment agency is that they do all the work for you.
There are many steps in the recruitment process which take careful consideration and effort to make sure that you find the right person for the job.
We outline the steps that our recruiters can do for you:
1. Choosing the appropriate platform to look for candidates
There are a lot of different websites and approaches to find different staff.
Websites that allow you to post and search for jobs are beneficial in a lot of ways, but since these are universally known, employers can get a lot of unfit applications as job-seekers often scroll and click “apply” on every single job they see.
Sometimes employers might benefit from using lesser known platforms like university job posting hubs, and sites that are specific for the industry they are posting for.
For example, if you’re looking to fill a media or communications role, there are websites specific to media related jobs. If you’re looking to fill a tradie position, other niche sites can be used to find tradies through job postings.
Finding corporate staff can be a much more niche task that requires offline, elaborate scouting and contact searching.
When you hire a recruitment agency, they use a suited website or efficient approach at finding staff.
2. Help you create an appropriate job description
Recruitment agencies in Melbourne write the correct prose with the right formatting, spelling, and grammar.
We also offer a second opinion and help you add or amend qualifications and qualities you might not think of. Our objective approach ensures we create a job posting that attracts the right people.
3. Narrowing down the list of candidates
The most time consuming part for any manager in hiring is reading through applications.
Is this a new role at your company or a rehire?
If it’s a recurring role and the predecessor to this hire left the company, then what are the exact qualities that they brought to the role?
Alternatively, if they were let go, then what did they lack?
These are the types of questions that need to be asked when narrowing down the list of candidates.
You can’t just think that one person has experience in a similar role, so therefore they can be hired on the spot; you need to expand your instinct and analyse each candidate properly.
4. Interviewing the candidates (can also be done by the manager)
Depending on your industry, how many people you plan on hiring, and if the job is temporary, a contract or full time, the interview process can be done by us or you.
For example, if you want to find one perfect employee, we can narrow down 50 applicants to five through a first round interview, then you can interview five to find the one.
5. Finding the right individual (can also be done by the manager)
Hiring a number of people, such as Christmas casuals, can often be a lot easier.
Narrowing down the final candidate if you’re looking for only one person is more difficult.
Recruitment agents have the skill and experience to ask candidates the right questions – including strategic ones to draw out important information that can help you make a final hiring decision.
6. Doing the right paperwork
There’s a lot of important paperwork that needs to be written up when hiring. The employee’s contract needs be written correctly and you need to make sure that:
- Everything on the contract is 100% accurate
- Staff sign the contract correctly in the right places
- All pay and salary information is accurate and correct
- The contract is clear and explicit in the terms of the contract
There’s also a lot of legal obligations that both employees and employers must adhere to correctly.
Employment law is something recruiters understand and keep up to date with. Laws are constantly changing, for example, on the 1st of June this year in Victoria, it became a crime to underpay workers, with penalties of up to 10 years in prison or fines of up to $1 million.
This is just one example of a law coming into place that employers might not be aware of, even though they are the ones liable for the penalty!
What are the advantages of using a recruitment agency?
Saves you time and effort
You don’t have to do a single one of the above tasks when you give a recruitment job to an experienced recruitment agency.
Don’t know where to make a job posting? Can’t describe what qualities to look for, for this particular role? Can’t decide between four great candidates with all the right experience?
You don’t have to do any of that when you leave everything to a recruitment agency like Qudos!
Recruiters have more expertise
Our recruitment agents have the right qualifications, training, and experience in finding your business the perfect candidate.
With a deeper understanding of every type of role, including temporary and permanent solutions, Qudos has become the go-to recruitment agency for businesses of all sizes and across varied industries all over Australia.
We also prioritise the importance of long-term relationships; we’ve been working with some of our valued clients for more than 10 years!
Be happy in the long run with good staff
If you hire the wrong staff, it can slow your whole business down.
At first, you might think that they’re just new, and that they will improve as time goes on. But six months later, you could realise you’ve hired someone who has achieved little and you realise that you have wasted time, including that of the rest of your staff members who have taken the time to train and educate their new colleague.
Experts can read people in ways managers can’t, so you should always hire a recruitment agency if you want to have good relationships with staff in the long term.
Is it worth using a recruitment agency?
Looking for the best recruitment agency for administration or any other role that needs filling in your industry?
Qudos is Melbourne’s leading recruitment agency that specialises in sourcing top-tier candidates to fill all sorts of roles. We work closely with businesses across a range of industries to help you find the right person for your next opportunity.