Frequently Asked Questions
How many agencies should a company use when hiring for a vacancy?
We would recommend that a company uses 3/4 agencies to ensure that a selection of well suited candidates are presented and keeping a span of control.
At what point does an agency charge a recruitment fee?
An agency should only ever charge a fee if a candidate that has been introduced to you by the agency is employed within your company within a certain time frame.
Would implementing a PSL be beneficial to a business?
Yes. A PSL allows you to select the most well suited agencies to provide recruitment services to your business and you can introduce a fixed rate that works with your business and ultimately reduce recruitment costs.
What pre-screening can I expect an agency to undertake for a candidate?
The agencies vary, however Itchyfeet's standard pre-screening includes: proof of ID, proof of address, proof of academic and professional qualifications, references and a basic police clearance.
Why use an agency who is an REC Member?
REC Corporate Members would have implemented professional policies and processes and abide by the REC Code of Professional Conduct. Therefore you have the guarantee that you are partnering with an agency operating at professional standards.
If you have any further questions please feel free to get in touch with one of our team members.