What problems can arise when using recruitment agencies?

Gill explains what problems can arise when using recruitment agencies

Gill: So recruitment agencies and recruiting using recruitment agencies can be quite problematic. Sometimes they can give really quick responses enabling companies to recruit very quickly into a role. But then typically they charge from 17-25% of the salary, which i find is quite an expensive way to recruit an individual.

There are new ways of working now and People Puzzles certainly work with a company who for a set fee are able to attract and search for candidates, do all of the pre-selection. So that the people who come forward are shortlisted against our requirements. This certainty of a set fee means that you know exactly what you’re paying upfront, which is certainly much cheaper, usually between £1,000-£1,200 per vacancy. This is also much more inline with partnership work with people which we really appreciate.


Gill Watcham

Gill Watcham, People Director

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