Think you know everything there is to know about recruitment agencies? Let’s take a closer look. Here at AvA-V, we come across all sorts of recruitment agency myths and misconceptions. In many cases, particularly when clients work with our talented team, these myths turn out to be completely unfounded.

Our clients are always pleasantly surprised when we exceed their expectations and change the way they think about recruiters.

Let’s see if we can bust some of the most common recruitment agency myths…

Recruitment Myth 1: All Recruiters are Exactly the Same

While many recruiters do offer similar services, there are some that really stand out. AvA-V is unique in its approach to recruitment because developing people is at the heart of everything we do. We specialise in research-based bespoke solutions, based on a close relationship with the client and an understanding of their business needs. Our recruitment services are supported by a full suite of training programmes, to help develop skill sets and build leaders and innovators across your business.

Recruitment Agency Myths 2: Recruiters are Expensive

Working with a recruitment firm may seem like an unnecessary expense, but it can save you both time and money. Filling a vacancy costs money, but you’ll waste a small fortune with poor recruitment methods. 

Without the time and expertise to know where to look, it could take months to fill a vacancy. This is all to the detriment of your business, causing disruption and drop-in productivity.

You could even hire the wrong person and have to start the whole process afresh. In fact, research by Robert Half found that a poor hire at the mid-manager level could cost a whopping £132,015 in wasted salary, training, recruitment costs and lost productivity.

A recruitment agency shouldn’t be expensive, but when you choose the right one – like AvA-V – it will deliver excellent value for money. It’s an investment worth making for fast, efficient and accurate talent sourcing.

Recruitment Agency Myths

Recruitment Myth 3: All Recruiters do is Advertise the Role and Send the CVs Over

If you’ve had this experience, you’re working with the wrong agencies. This isn’t good value for money and you could do this easily yourself.

A good recruitment firm should offer a comprehensive, time-saving service. It should use its expertise and network of contacts to search the market and attract candidates. They’ll be able to craft dynamic job ads and place them on the best boards, sites and platforms to reach and attract your target candidate. They will also help to sift applications, screen candidates, carry out background checks and help with interviews too.

Recruiters like AvA-V also help you to tailor a bespoke recruitment strategy, as well as providing 90-day aftercare and training to make sure new recruits excel in their new roles.

Recruitment Agency Myths 4: Recruitment Agencies Won’t Understand my Business

Some recruitment agencies will give you a one-size-fits-all service. Others, such as AvA-V, will tailor a recruitment strategy and solution based on your exact requirements. They’ll take the time to understand your needs and provide the correct solutions. Needless to say, the latter approach has a much higher chance of filling skills gaps, boosting capability and finding the perfect candidates to drive your business forward.

Debunking Recruitment Agency Myths