Recruitment agencies are a popular option for businesses to outsource hiring temporary staff or filtering applicants for full-time jobs down to a manageable amount of applicants.
They manage the entire process of matching the vacancy to workers. However, the reality is that recruitment is collaborative work in the company as well as with candidates with vacancies and those who are looking for jobs. We will examine the way a typical recruitment agency is run.
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New applicants at the time of applying to an agency are added into the CV database or rejected, based on the quality of their applications. They will then pass the details to the client, typically with the contact information of the candidate removed; however, this is contingent upon how the agencies work with the clients. The client will then decide often in conjunction with the Consultant which candidate to interview.
The agency will mail an agreement to the candidate who is selected, which establishes the contract between both the applicant and the agency. The contract outlines the terms of payment and the legal rights that both the agency and the candidate enjoy with regard to the work and other aspects in relation to employment laws.
During the contracting process the contract phase, it is the Consultant keeps the customer updated on the progress made and the agency will have other candidates available to take over if the contract negotiations fail due to reasons of any kind.