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Is Contingency Recruitment Right for Me?

​Due to the importance of having the right people in the right roles, the war for top talent is fierce. The success of every business is reliant upon having talented individuals who will drive the business forward in line with its goals and objectives.

Some businesses are under the belief that in-house recruiters are the most effective solution as they understand the business inside and out. However, what these people fail to realise is that most recruiters will specialise within an industry, so not only will they understand your business, they will understand the whole industry - including your competitors.

Using an industry specific recruitment agency is a clever tactic used by savvy employers as they are tapping into an extensive pool of talent which might not be available to them through their own in-house practices.

If you’re snapping up the best talent before your competitors, you’ll be in a stronger position to thrive as a business.

Depending on the recruitment agency which you use, you will have a number of recruitment services available to you, one of which is Contingency recruitment. But what is Contingency recruitment and is it right for you?

Contingency recruitment is a service whereby the agency only collects a fee once a candidate has been placed.

This can be hugely advantageous for employers who don’t have the time or resources to post the job, sift through the applications and arrange interviews.

Even for jobs which are fairly easy to recruit for, the whole process can be extremely time consuming. Positions which don’t require a vast amount of skills and experience will naturally attract a larger volume of applications, particularly in densely populated areas.

Instead of wading through a swarm of CVs, a large proportion of which could be irrelevant, this time could be spent more effectively focusing on other areas of the business.

If other projects under your remit will suffer due to your time being swallowed up with the recruitment process, it is within the businesses best interest to outsource the job.

With any recruitment agency service, a huge selling point is that they will narrow down the search and deliver you with the very best candidates to interview.

With a Contingency service, there is no pressure to hire unless you’re perfectly satisfied with the candidate. This is a massive selling point for employers who are searching for a candidate with very specific skills and experience.

A Contingency service works best when a business utilises the services of just one agency on an exclusive basis. This incentivises the recruitment agency to spend more time and effort in filling the role.

To summarise, a Contingency recruitment service is right for you if you’re looking to:

  • Save time sifting through CVs and arranging interviews

  • Tap into an extensive and exclusive network of top talent

  • Get back to dealing with other important tasks/projects within your remit

  • Have peace of mind that you can outsource the job and that it will be done well

  • Use a pressure and risk free recruitment service

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To discover more about the Contingency service which Spencer Clarke Group can offer, visit here now.

Alternatively, give us a call on 01772 954200. Our Consultants will be able to explain more about this service, listen to your individual needs and advise whether this is the right solution for your requirements.