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What happens when I contact a recruitment agency?
Normally you will be asked about your enterprise, your organization’s hiring needs and your contact details. Role specific questions will also be asked regarding the preferred start date of the role, salary range, skills and experience requirements, working hours, interview preferences and the location. Usually the placement fee will be confirmed or hourly rate quoted on the phone for you to make a decision. This will also be confirmed via email along with a copy of the recruitment company terms of business outlining the conditions of their services. There is no obligation to use their services at this stage, whereby the onus is on the ApTask to source fantastic candidates that meet your recruitment needs in order for them to be paid. Based upon your agreement to proceed with hiring a candidate or hiring temp staff, you we will be allocate the ApTask Consultant who will become your point of contact thereafter. If you have multiple roles, a primary Consultant will be appointed by ApTask who will liaise with other specialist consultants within the employment agency. Call ApTask on 732-355-8000 to outline your enterprise's needs and find out more about how our services can assist you.
How does Staffing source the best recruitment company services candidates?
ApTask has a talent database of more 200,000 candidates looking to maximize their career success. Candidates are given FREE access to Career Controller where they can manage job applications, see roles that match their requirements and update their profile with the latest aspirations, motivation and achievements. We also have access to an affiliate network and jobs boards that provides us with access to millions of capable staffing, employment or recruitment company services candidates, whether your organization requires permanent, staffing agencies or employment agencies staffing services. ApTask has built a process using AI/ML/DL and RPA to make recruitment easier and faster for our clients.
Do you recruitment agencies offer replacement guarantees if things don’t work out?
Absolutely! We do expect candidates we have sourced to be very well matched to the roles. ApTask does however guarantee to provide you with an alternative candidate for the same position if the original candidate departs or is dismissed within 3 months. In our experience 3 months provides plenty of time for a candidate to settle nicely into the role. In our experience it’s unusual for carefully recruited and well matched candidate to leave a position. Perhaps our clients’ high retention rate is because we spend so much time carefully matching candidate motivation, personality, aspirations, skills and achievements to your needs in order to source you the perfect candidate.
What are the duties of a recruitment consultant?

Good communication skills are critical to a role as a recruitment consultant. Much of a recruitment consultant's work involves utilizing advanced interpersonal skills to build rapport separately with organizations and candidates, understand the needs and personality traits of both in order to determine whether there is a good match and then facilitate an interview process.

Recruitment consultants assist recruiters to identify, select and recruit staff for their vacancies, and help individuals find and gain appropriate employment. Great marketing, sales and persuasion skills are critical to a job as a recruitment consultant.

What does a recruitment consultant do?

Recruitment consultants are also responsible for:
interviewing and assessing prospective applicants and matching them with vacancies
screening candidates and drawing up shortlists of candidates for clients to interview
coordinating interviews
creating and placing advertisements
helping prepare applicants for interviews
building relationships with clients
negotiating employment contracts
headhunting

The background and experience of recruitment consultants is varied with personal characteristics such as interpersonal skills, communication skills, confidence and initiative being the more common traits. For graduates, a degree in any discipline is acceptable for entry into the profession, although a qualification in a relevant subject such as human resources, marketing, psychology, business studies or management is beneficial. For specialist recruitment consultants, qualifications in IT, accountancy or engineering may be required. Key skills for recruitment consultants include:

  • Verbal and written communication
  • Good sales skills
  • Drive   Determination
  • Commercial awareness
  • Advanced organizational skills

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