5 Reasons Employers Should Use a Recruitment Agency

5 Reasons Employers Should Use a Recruitment Agency

Tina Palmer

May 11, 2020 5 min read

The job market today is highly competitive, and it can be hard to find the right candidate to fit a particular role. Recruitment agencies like ASL are highly-skilled at job matching to make sure they find the right person for you.

So why should you use a recruitment agency? Here are ASL’s top reasons to use a recruitment agency for your next job hire:

1. Quality

One of the main advantages of using a recruitment agency is that they have experience and expertise in finding the best candidates, and ensuring they are the right fit for your business. Using a recruitment service means you will have access to the pool of highly skilled individuals that an agency has, which often spans across various industries.

2. Efficiency

Recruitment agencies reduce the amount of time you spend searching for candidates by collating all applications that come through and determining which ones best fit your requirements. Filtering candidates ensures you’re spending time looking at the most relevant people, not wasting time trawling through applicants that aren’t suitable. Recruitment services will also be able to fill contract and temp roles quicker as they already have access to their pool of candidates.

3. Personal Touch

Talking with potential employees about the type of job they’re looking for is a crucial element of a recruitment agency. When applicants have a good rapport with recruiters, it is much easier for the agency to fill your vacancy as they know what the applicant is looking for and if they would be the right fit. Having a good relationship with a recruitment agency as a business will also aid the recruiters in filling vacancies as they will develop an understanding of the kind of person that would fit your company.

4. Confidential searches

Sometimes you may need to search for candidates covertly, and recruitment services are beneficial in this role. An agency can post jobs on your behalf without disclosing the company name until a later date, which allows you to conduct ‘under the radar’ searches or avoid alerting your competitors that you’re recruiting.

5. Additional services

Many recruitment agencies will offer additional specialist services to ensure you get the most out of your candidates and the agency. For example, ASL offers leadership training workshops that target gaps in your team’s leadership skills and prepares them for effective leadership. ASL also provides HR advisory services that give client support with a range of outsourced options.

If you’re still not convinced that a recruitment agency is the right fit for your business, give us a call on 01534 500000 or email us at recruitment@asl-jersey.co.uk to talk with one of our experts about how we can fill your open job positions.

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Tina Palmer


Tina is a very passionate director with more than 29 years’ experience in the industry. She has spent 9 years on the Employment Forum and 3 years on the Skills Board of Jersey.

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