Finding the right talent

10th April 2023
By Christian Hughes

As we move further into 2023, recruitment agencies have an increasingly important role to play in the job market. With the current war for talent raging on, companies are finding it harder than ever to find the right people for the job.

While communicating the values and culture of an organisation to prospective candidates can help employers to secure staff who are a good cultural fit, working with recruitment agencies to identify the qualities a professional will need, will ensure you receive a shortlist of candidates who will thrive in your workplace.

According to a recent study conducted by Robert Walters, more than half of employers (54%) do not take the opportunity to use recruitment agencies to help them define appropriate qualities relating to cultural fit for a role.

In addition, 67% of professionals say they have been misled about company culture during their interview process. This is despite employers already widely recognising the importance of cultural fit when considering long-term retention and career development.

Going above and beyond simply finding candidates

One of the key values that recruitment agencies can offer their clients is expertise. As the job market evolves and changes, recruitment agencies have their finger on the pulse of the latest job market trends and developments.

This means that they can provide valuable insights and advice to their clients on issues such as salary benchmarks, candidate expectations, and recruitment best practices.

Another extra value that recruitment agencies can offer is flexibility. Hiring needs can fluctuate wildly depending on the season, the industry, and the company’s specific circumstances. Recruitment agencies are equipped to handle these fluctuations, with the ability to scale up or down as needed, providing a tailored service that meets their client’s specific needs.

Technology is streamlining the hiring process

Technology is another area where recruitment agencies can add value. In 2023, technology will continue to play an increasingly important role in recruitment, with AI, automation, and data analytics all becoming more commonplace. Recruitment agencies can leverage these technologies to streamline their processes and improve their results, providing faster, more efficient, and more accurate recruitment services.

This is where MyPeople comes in, our Recruit software scientifically matches a candidate’s values, preferences and personality to the culture of the hiring team.

Our candidate assessment tool works in two ways, firstly it evaluates a candidate’s compatibility with the role you’re looking to hire them into. Assessing their personality profile with the optimum traits of over 37,000 roles within our repository. Secondly, it compares a candidate’s cultural preferences to the culture of the hiring team, collecting the views of both parties to identify alignment and differences.

Insights generated from the platform provide suggested interview questions specific to each candidate, to support and guide clients through the interview process – enabling better hiring decisions to be made, increasing staff retention, and improving performance.

Engaging with recruitment firms that offer the latest tech stack to support their search, such as our psychometric assessments, helps to identify which qualities are needed to ensure a candidate will be a good cultural fit when hiring.

Utilising every available resource

Recruitment agencies can offer their clients a level of objectivity that can be hard to achieve in-house. When hiring for your own company, it can be hard to stay objective and avoid unconscious biases. Recruitment agencies, on the other hand, have no preconceived notions about the company or the candidates, allowing them to make impartial decisions based purely on the candidate’s qualifications and suitability for the role.

Overall, recruitment agencies can provide a range of extra value to their clients in 2023. From expertise and flexibility to technology and objectivity, they have the tools and knowledge needed to help companies navigate the complex and challenging job market of today.

If you’re keen to learn more about how we are helping our customers and could do the same for you, get in touch.


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