How Do I Choose a Recruitment Agency?

13th Feb
Roles in Shipping

Knowing how to choose the right recruitment agency is important for employers and job seekers alike. Companies that choose to outsource their employment search and screening process must consider the reputation, policies, practices and the costs of possible employment agencies. The same factors are important for job seekers who must select employment agencies that understand exactly what they have to offer and actively promote their abilities.

The best recruitment agencies will match the most appropriate job seekers with the job vacancies best suited to their skill set. By clarifying your needs and expectations and learning the key traits of specific agencies, you can find the right recruitment agency for you.

How Do I Choose a Recruitment Agency?

1. Identify Your Objectives

Job Seekers – All job seekers are in a unique position dependent on their education experience and expectations. Perhaps you are on the hunt for temporary work to fill a gap of unemployment or looking for a full-time, permanent job as a HGV driver. Being clear about your employment needs will assist you in choosing the best recruitment agency.

To further clarify your objectives, maybe write down a simple statement about exactly what you are looking for and keep it handy as you begin your search so that you don’t lose focus. Make it specific. For example, “I am looking for a recruitment agency in Felixstowe that can help me to find a temporary position in accountancy”.
Employers – The first step in choosing a recruitment agency is to clearly define your hiring needs. Do you want to hire several employees, a few or just one? What kind of a position are you looking to fill? Permanent or temporary? Entry-level or executive level? Do you need an employee with niche skills or a jack of all trades? Defining your hiring needs and specifying all the details about the positions you are looking to fill is a necessary prerequisite for choosing the right recruitment agency.

2. Look For An Agency That Specialises In Your Field

Certain recruitment agencies are more geared towards certain professions, while others are more generalised. Also, certain skills are transferable so your computer skills might also allow you to branch out to logistics if you are open to change. Decide whether you want a specific position or are willing to work in any area for which you are qualified.

A&S Recruitment specialises in assisting candidates to secure positions and employers to fill roles in transport, warehousing, commercial and shipping jobs. We are the leading recruitment agency in Ipswich, Felixstowe and the surrounding areas. We have a superior industry experience and a reputation for unwavering excellence, we’re confident we can find the right people for the right job, and vice versa.

Our knowledge about your specialised skills can match you with the perfect jobs in shipping and logistics.

3. We Can Suit Your Needs

Whilst there are several recruitment agencies in Felixstowe and Ipswich, some only have a few employees whilst others have thousands. The advantage of A&S Recruitment is that we are extremely well-established and have a solid reputation. We understand specific expectations and trends in shipping jobs.

4. We Can Offer Temporary And/Or Permanent Employment

Some recruitment agencies are strictly temp agencies and others offer permanent positions as well. We are able to find the right match for our candidates, time and time again whether it’s a temporary contract or a permanent position.

Even after our candidates have started their new job, we always check in to make sure they are happy in their new role and everything is on track. We are there every step of a candidate’s career path.

5. Consider Location

Decide ahead of time whether you are willing to relocate for a good job or are only willing to search locally. This will help to narrow down your search and eliminate any agencies that service areas where you are not willing to work. A&S Recruitment are the leading recruitment agency in Ipswich, Felixstowe and the surrounding areas. To check out all our current temporary and permanent positions, please click here.

We make it a priority to meet all our clients to understand their business, the working culture and ensure that the candidates they meet are suitable and a good fit. We take away the administrative burden for our clients, by making sure the candidates we send have the right skills and could work well with existing employees.

Aside from finding the right match, we also offer a HR consultancy service to our clients – businesses can outsource some or all their workplace requirements ranging from simple advice and guidance to a full tailor made outsource solution.

A&S Recruitment has been filling shipping jobs for more than ten years. Our Managing Director has worked in the commercial sector for more than 30 years, building solid relationships and extensive knowledge throughout this time. This is why our clients see A&S Recruitment as their first port of call for all of their recruitment needs.

We know that every business is different, so we take the time to visit each client individually to gain an understanding of the working environment. This way, we can accurately assess which of our candidates will be the best fit within any given company.

We also personally meet each of our candidates to thoroughly understand their experience, skills, and requirements, as well as to gain insight into what they are looking for in their next role. We also run extensive testing to ensure that our candidates have the necessary skills and competence for jobs in the shipping industry.

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A&S Recruitment specialises in assisting candidates to secure positions in the transport, warehousing, commercial and shipping sectors. We connect applicants to jobs in Ipswich, Felixstowe and surrounding areas. With superior industry experience and a reputation for unwavering excellence, we’re confident we can find the right people for the right job, and vice versa.

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