What is a recruitment agency?
This is an intermediary in the labor market, an organization that provides services to employers in searching and selecting candidates. It also helps job seekers find employment and supplies any other related services.
Some recruitment agencies are only engaged in hiring employees for employers. Others look for jobs for job seekers. Some agencies find and recruit candidates for employers and search for jobs for job seekers.
Our recruitment agency OnHires focuses on IT recruitment but also accepts candidates’ resumes they send us when seeing our job posting. Plus, if the candidate we offered, for some reason, was not selected by the contractor, we save their CV in our database and offer them later another open vacancy.
The activity of a recruiting agency consists of 3 main components: search, evaluation, and selection of candidates for specific vacancies employers have. Particular attention is paid to the compliance of the candidate’s professional and personal competencies with the client’s requirements.
The hiring agency finds out the candidate’s professional level, psychological characteristics, motivation, flexibility, and ability to adapt to the team. The agency also takes the task of verifying references. And all these functions are usually done in the shortest time.
Of particular difficulty is finding specialists with rare skills. In global recruiting, recruiters usually specialize in specific fields for this. For instance, OnHires is specialized in IT recruiting and can find any, even the rarest, a specialist in the area.