Why use a Recruitment Agency? – Clients and Candidates

Why use a Recruitment Agency? – Clients and Candidates

Many Job seekers have never considered using a Recruitment Agency. Recruitment agencies provide a significant and valuable service to clients and candidates alike. We take the pressure off of employers by taking care of as much of their recruitment process as they wish. For candidates, we take away the stress of job seeking by doing this for them.

Recruitment is an essential part of the UK economy. As the pace of change accelerates, clients and candidates will need help to navigate the complexity of a constantly evolving landscape.

– Tom Hadley, REC Director of Policy and Professional Services.


Employers can benefit from using recruitment agencies by saving time, money and resources compared to recruiting in-house.

It is estimated that the total cost of filling a vacancy could cost in excess of £35,000! In addition to the obvious, don’t forget the following hidden costs:

  • Advertising costs
  • Your time to sift and screen CV’s
  • Yours and your colleagues time to conduct interviews
  • Temporary staff to maintain business as usual for critical roles
  • Induction and on the job training
  • Loss of productivity for all those involved in the recruitment and training of a new employee
  • Delay in new employee maximising capacity and becoming fully competent.

We will only supply CV’s of the best available candidates for the particular role that the client is recruiting for. The candidates we forward on, will have been pre-qualified, saving time completing checks and meaning anyone the client chooses to interview has already been through a pre-interview screening process with us. We will assist with the communications throughout the hiring process, delivering feedback, positive or negative.


Recruitment agencies provide job seekers with one professional who will get to know the candidate professionally. This professional will then know the ins and outs of what the candidate is looking for in a role and in a company and know exactly what clients they would be suitable for.

We can add our knowledge and expertise, contacts and experience to a candidate’s job search, allowing them to feel more relaxed in what can be a stressful situation. We stay with the candidate throughout the whole recruitment process, answering questions and giving advice as well as scheduling interviews and other appointments on their behalf. Once we have successfully placed a candidate we will still keep in touch with them to see how they are getting on in their new role.

Fantastic recruitment businesses all over the country are making a real difference to people’s lives and companies’ performance

– Tom Hadley, REC Director of Policy and Professional Services.

Allstaff Recruitment specialise in permanent, contract and temporary jobs across a vast number of industries in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. If you are looking for Jobs in Milton Keynes and Bedford, then look no further than Allstaff Recruitment.

When looking for recruitment agencies in Bedford or Milton Keynes, Allstaff Recruitment is genuinely interested in both candidates and clients. Our aim is to find you the best match. Our ethos is simple: to build long term relationships by offering an exceptional recruitment service at all times.

As a member of the REC, Allstaff Recruitment is committed to working to the highest possible standards.

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