Recruitment agencies perform recruitment and selection processes for organizations that don’t have the time, expertise or resources necessary to manage the employment processes. Some recruitment agencies provide temporary workers, some permanent employment and others provide candidates for temp-to-hire arrangements. Regardless of the employment type, there are certain advantages to employers’ use of recruitment agencies, including expertise, cost, availability of workers and employee retention.
Recruitment agencies often have a level of expertise that far exceeds some employers’ human resources departments. Hiring recruiters, employment specialists and an employment or recruiting manager to supervise staff could require a lengthy recruiting period to find qualified employees. Recruitment agencies provide services that rival the best qualified recruiters and employment specialists, usually at a lower cost. Employees of recruitment agencies generally have a higher level of expertise related to job knowledge, employment trends and recruitment practices by virtue of continuous placement of employees.
Using recruitment agencies can result in lower costs associated with hiring adequate staff to recruit applicants. However, because recruitment agencies manage the entire employment process, they also relieve employers of costs related to pre-employment testing, background investigations and drug screening. In addition, employers save money related to the expense of payroll processing and benefits administration. Small employers find that they can rely on recruitment agencies to provide them with qualified employees at remarkable savings.
So, which ones are the best? Depends on what you are looking for.
But here are some of the top rated recruitment agencies in South Africa:
- Quest Staffing Solutions
- DAV Professional Placements
- Communicate Personnel
- Greys Personnel
- Unique Personnel
- Robert Walters South Africa
If you are looking for a job, your best bet would be to work through a recruitment agency. Not only do they have the experience to help you find the best vacancy, but they also work directly with key decision makers at potential employers – precisely where you want to be.