How to Choose the Right Recruitment Agency for you

11th April 2019
Catherine Vickery

Whether you’re looking to make your next career move, or are ready for a new hire, choosing the right recruitment agency for your needs is crucial. You may think that all recruitment agencies are the same, but actually there are a wide range to choose from. As a specialist financial recruitment agency, we know that certain recruiters fit certain roles and candidates. It’s important therefore that the recruitment agency you choose is the right fit for you or your business. 

Choosing a Recruitment Agency as a Candidate

As a candidate, the first thing to do is to identify what your recruitment needs are. For example, are you looking for a temporary job? Or do you require something more permanent? Do you want to work within a specialised field, or can you be flexible towards the type of work you accept? Once you’ve worked out your position within the job market, you can then start your search for a recruitment agency.

If you know what industry you want to specialise in, look for a recruiter within your specialist field.  By working with a recruiter such as MacKenzie King, for example, who specialise in finance recruitment across Essex and Suffolk, you’ll have access to a wide variety of vacancies within the financial sector. Furthermore, we can tailor your job search both to your needs and to company fit. We can also keep you abreast of industry trends to ensure the right move for you.

If you’re not sure what area you want to specialise in, your job hunt may be better suited to a less specialised recruitment agency. However, if you have specialist skills, such as accountancy qualifications or a degree in computer science, then you need to ensure that your chosen recruiters have a good knowledge of those skills in order to find the best role for you going forward. It’s also worth remembering that skills are often transferable, so don’t necessarily limit yourself.

Choosing a Recruitment Agency as a Recruiter

If you’re looking to make your next hire, it’s just as important to find the right recruitment agency for you as it would be if you were a candidate seeking work. If you require a specialist skill from your candidates, such as auditing skills or a knowledge of payroll, then it’s important to use a specialist finance recruiter, for example.

Are you looking to fill a temporary position? Or perhaps you require someone who will be a permanent addition to the team? There are lots of temporary agencies who can supply you with staff looking for adhoc work, but if you require specialist skills from your temporary workers, it’s still worth using a specialist recruitment agency to fill temporary vacancies.

Think about the size of the recruitment agency that you’re approaching too; if cultural fit is important, for example, you need to be able to work really closely with the recruiters. By using a small firm, you’ll receive a much more personalised service. Alternatively, working with a large recruitment agency may bring its own benefits, such as a larger network of recruiters that they can work with.

No matter whether you’re a recruiter or a candidate, there will be a recruitment agency out there to fulfil your needs. Here at MacKenzie King, we really strive to learn about the organisations that we’re recruiting for. We always offer a personal service and get to know your brand so that we can make the right hire for your needs. We are proud to be one of the leading financial recruitment agencies in our region. Get in touch today to see how we could be the right fit for your needs.