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 myths and misconceptions about recruitment. 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 myths…

Recruitment Myth #1: All recruiters are exactly the same

ReWhile many recruiters do offer similar services, there are some that really stand out. AvA-V is unique in its approach to recruitment, as people development 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 Myth #2: Recruiters are expensive

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

Without the time to dedicate to the search and the expertise to know where to look, how to craft ads to attract candidates and deliver a positive candidate experience, it could take months to fill a vacancy. This is all to the detriment of your business, causing disruption and a drop-in productivity.

You could even end up hiring the wrong person and having to start the whole process afresh. In fact, research by Robert Half found that a poor hire at 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 well worth making for fast, efficient and accurate talent sourcing.

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, using its expertise and a wide 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 Myth #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, pain points and challenges, and conduct a full business review if required. 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.

What do you think about recruitment agencies? Get in touch to let us know your thoughts (or rumours you’ve heard) and let’s see if we can bust some more myths!

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