Hiring temp to perm employees is becoming an increasingly common practice for companies looking for immediate support in their day-to-day roles. In fact, Tiger’s 2019 Salary Review revealed that the volume of temp-to-perm placements increased by 42% from 2017 to 2018, meaning there is plenty of demand for candidates who have both short- and long-term
Recruiting the perfect candidate can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Between advertising, filtering through CVs, organising interviews and going through any referencing, it can be a time-consuming and labour-intensive process.
This is where an employment agency or recruitment agency can help. Whether you’re recruiting for temporary or permanent roles, they can support your search, helping to find the perfect candidate.
London recruitment agencies have a wide range of capable candidates on their books, each of whom have been vetted, skills tested and have excellent references. They are able to do much of the hard work for you, compiling a shortlist of the best-matched candidates for the position you are looking to fill.
Job agencies in London will consult their detailed databases and draw on their extensive network of contacts to present a tailored selection of professionals for you to consider. They’ll take the guesswork out of recruitment by streamlining the hiring process, ensuring that your new employee is the best fit for your business.
What to look for in London employment agencies
There are many agencies specialising in recruitment in London, so it can be hard to know which agency to work with. Look for a job agency that wants to get to know you and your company. A bespoke approach, adapted to your unique requirements, will serve you best when recruiting.
Leading job agencies will be able to assist you with every step of the hiring process. From writing job specifications to determining appropriate salaries to compiling the shortlist, your consultant will use their market insights, professional knowledge and intuition to guide the recruitment process.
What happens when you use a recruitment agency
Once you’ve chosen your preferred recruitment agency in London and signed their terms of business, the consultant will meet with you to understand what you’re looking for in your new employee(s), as well as your company culture. From there, they will advertise the role on the relevant job boards and search their database to find candidates that match your requirements. Once they have discussed the role with each candidate, they will send over a shortlist of CVs, from which you can choose who to interview.
The consultant will organise interview times, second and third interviews (if needed) and ensure that each candidate has the appropriate right to work permissions.
Once you’ve found your new employee, the recruitment consultant can also facilitate an offer letter and ensure the candidate is all ready to go with their new role. Using an employment agency in London (or elsewhere) makes the entire hiring processes simple and stress-free, giving you time to focus on other elements of your role.
Are you hiring? Tiger can help! We have the expertise to find you the very best individuals. Our work doesn’t stop at the placement: thorough follow up is extremely important to us and we take great pride in ensuring that the process of hiring temporary and permanent staff is as stress-free as possible for you.