Speaking of recruitment agency or agencies, we are actually referring to an organization that are commonly used by companies to outsource the process of searching for short term staff or even filtering down the applicants for position that are full time down to the few and manageable candidates (sometimes referred to as scoperecruiting). From the view of a business who is outsourcing their need for new staff members or from the eyes of an applicant applying for a job through them, it would seem like they are talking to a single individual working for the company and that individual will do all the work, the entire process of matching the job vacancy with the worker. What they do not know is that recruitment agencies are joint effort which means that the work is divided into different parts such as the recruitment agency whose task is to look for applicants and potential job candidates, clients or companies who are providing them with job vacancies and also, the applicants who seek the help of the agency. To learn more about how a standard recruitment agency works or who relevant they are in the current society that we live in, we present to you this article containing every single thing that you need to know about them.
In most cases, recruitment agencies that have larger than few executive recruiters will be divided into two main parts or two main roles. When we say main roles, we are actually referring to the two main tasks revolving around recruitment and these are the following: Consultants (the ones who are in charge to talk to the clients of their agency and ask for the requirements they have for the job vacancy they are offering, and; the Resourcers (who takes on the job of finding who among the applicants can be a potential candidate for a position defined by the consultant together with their agency’s client).
If you are wondering why recruitment is divided into two main roles, the reason behind it is due to the fact that doing so will allow each member to focus and concentrate on a task that an agency should be good at as this will reflect on the kind of organization they are running. To those who are assigned with the role of Consultants, it is their responsibility to build a long and lasting relationship with their clients, to grow and better understand the nature of their business, to find out the problems they are likely to encounter and the kind of working environment they have to offer to their new hires.
Resourcers are the ones who need to communicate with applicants and assessing them to find out the position they are most fitting with.