1. Proven solutions to business needs 
 
More so in high turnover industries, employers need to continually scan the business landscape for the best candidates as well as fill skill shortages. Having a strategic relationship with a recruitment agency can provide a consistent stream of quality, qualified candidates in a timely manner based on the (long and short term) needs of the business. People are one of (if not) the most important resource in business, so developing strategic partnerships and solutions around it is key. 
 
2. Fast access to quality qualified candidates 
 
When there are skill shortages within a business, it can mean delayed timelines and projects and ultimately, potentially lost business. Quality recruitment agencies provide a stable source of quality qualified candidates in a timely manner, significantly speeding up the hiring process allowing business leaders to prioritise other key strategic areas of the business. 
 
3. Market knowledge 
 
By developing long term, strategic partnership with agencies, leaders can utilise the knowledge and expertise their partners have. Sourcing on a daily basis, recruiters are UpToDate on key market trends including skill supply and demand as well as market rates, empowering business leaders to develop business leaders to develop more informed business strategy around their human capital. By developing long term partnerships, it also conductive of best practice and transparent work from a client’s recruitment partner. 
 
4. Cost 
 
Many companies will be unaware solely managing recruitment internally can limit their ability to recruit quality talent and can be more costly. While recruiting internally is an important channel as well as time and resource that can be allocated elsewhere in the business are key reasons why firms partner a recruitment agency. This can be particularly important when looking to consistently fill temporary skill sets or support 1 or 2 specific hires. 
 
5. Access to key in demand skills 
 
Finding candidates with strategic or niche skillsets will often be a timely and difficult process. With talent shortages potentially restricting business growth, it is important businesses have access to skills required as fast as possible. Partnering a company with a proven track record for strategic and/or niche talent placement is an important step in combating this growing business challenge 
The latest Quarterly Recruitment Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with Totaljobs, reveals that almost three-quarters (73%) of businesses who attempted to recruit faced recruitment difficulties in Q3 2019, compared with 64% in Q2. 
Skills shortages were predominantly felt across skilled manual roles and professional roles, with 80% of construction firms and 71% of transport and distribution businesses facing difficulties recruiting the right staff. In the run up to Christmas, 70,000 transport and distribution roles were advertised on Totaljobs in Q3, receiving an average of 23 applications per vacancy. 
 
Benefits of using Recruit 2 You 
 
Temporary Recruitment 
 
Unhappy with your current service provider? 
Have you heard the horror stories? 
Do you refuse to work with a recruitment agency? 
 
Unfortunately, there is not magical formula to find the correct candidate every time. However, we listen to what you require as a client to get the best understanding of your business to make everything run as smoothly as possible. 
A Personal Service 
• We meet with all of our clients to get a better understanding of your business and relate that back to our workers (NO first shift surprises) 
• For larger contracts we implement a Super Worker who will help organise staff from the ground floor I.E. check ins and check backs 
• We want to be able to service our clients to the best of our ability with regular meetings, staff walk round and inductions. To do this we need to be on doorstep we would not travel anywhere we would not expect our candidates to. 
 
Face to face interviews 
All of the candidates that we put out to work for our temp or temp to perm assignments have been to our office to have a face to face interview. Their right to work documents have been checked and photocopied by one of our consultants, the candidate is also required to undertake a basic literacy and numeracy assessment to comply with standard health and safety requirements. 
 
Save time 
Hiring temporary staff is a great option for many businesses. If a member of staff has departed suddenly, or you simply have not had enough time to find a replacement, then hiring a temp can make this transition easier. An interim, temp, or contractor can minimise the loss of productivity during a transition stage 
 
Flexibility 
Temporary staff offer a great deal of flexibility because you can get a worker to cover specific periods during business hours. This might turn out to be a better or a more cost-effective option depending on the exact needs of your company. 
 
Less Risky 
You may have a career-focused temp that is eager to switch over to a permanent role. Those that do want permanent work, are often after willing to work extra hard to prove themselves an asset, you’ll also have the added benefit of seeing them work at close quarters, to better inform your decision. 
 
 
The Recruitment industry is fierce and highly competitive, known to some as “a necessary evil” but really a Recruiter’s job is simply to add value to your business and enable you to have access to the best talent in the market. 
A good working relationship with a Recruiter not only gives you the best results within an agreed timeframe but can become an extension of your in HR or in – house recruitment teams 
 
Here are 10 reasons to work with an agency and why you should consider Recruit 2 You as your partner agency; 
 
Dependability 
We are a service provider, and we specialise in delivering exceptional service every time – regardless of the size or value. Working together we become an extension of your team, we take on your encounters as though they were our own and see them through until they are accomplished. 
 
Accountability 
One of the most significant aspects of working with an agency is accountability. We thrive in deadline-driven environments and are held accountable for every part of our service. And we must do this on time and on budget. 
 
Access to Resources 
If you use a Recruitment Agency, you are statistically more likely to access the best candidates on the market! People who are actively looking for new positions are also more likely to register with agencies. In addition, most recruitment agencies will position their vacancy announcements on a variety of job boards, and they would recognise what it takes for that advertisement to rank highly in candidates’ job searches. All of this is knowledge that you only get from working in the sector. 
 
External Perspective on the Brand 
One of the most valuable services an agency offers is to bring an external perspective to your brand. This means looking at your business as YOUR clients do, seeing what they see and communicating that back in direct and productive ways. That outside perspective is both informative and incredibly important to our clients because it can help them break out of old habits, attitudes and ideas that may be holding them back from making meaningful development and accomplishing growth. 
 
Cost effective 
Many organisations have an internal recruitment function, but even they have agencies to help fulfil campaigns for them. Operationally, it might be more cost-effective to contract this highly specialised work out to professionals. We are not employees, and therefore, are self-sufficient, self-sustaining, and driven to get the job done on time. This translates to reduced overhead and better results. In summary, there are a lot more positives than negatives to partnering with an agency. 
 
Shortlisting suitable candidates 
Recruitment agencies will only shortlist the correctly qualified individuals, meaning that you do not have to – which is a huge time saver. Occasionally, your requirements might be very specific, and you need an expert who understands the candidates in these positions and has a database of them to call upon. In this instance, using a recruitment agency means that only candidates who are fully qualified and have experience for the role will be shortlisted for the position. A recruitment agency will achieve the procedure for you, discarding any unsuitable candidates and handling any enquiries about the role. 
 
Seasonal demands 
Another great motive to use a Recruitment Agency might be to stretch your flexibility in your recruitment preparation to meet a critical demand or to cover holiday in busy periods such as Christmas. Temporary recruitment agencies will take a vast sum of the pain and strain away from companies who need quick access to temporary candidates. 
 
Relationships 
A reliable Recruitment Agency can be used repeatedly for available positions within a company. Once they have found a successful candidate for a company, the company will feel confident that they will be able to do so again, and it will take the worry out of the process. It means that when new positions become available, the agency will have the details they need and can find the perfect candidate as soon as possible. 
 
Now, why should you work with us? 
The biggest attraction to our business is our people. Each consultant here at Recruit 2 You only wants the best for your business and for the candidates they work with, we are determined, love to be challenged and have a focus on providing a quality service to everyone involved in the process. 
We have years of experience, vast sector knowledge and have built a reputation for providing a consistent, professional, and honest recruitment service, giving equal priority to candidate and client relationships. 
So why are you waiting? 
Give one of our consultants a call and let us start building that partnership today. 
 
 
Arriving on time and presenting yourself in the correct way, will instantly set you apart from other candidates and will give you a head start but there are also other tips to consider; 
 
Do’s 
• SMILE, even though you may be terrified you do not want the interviewer to see that 
• Prepare your outfit the night before as this will prevent stress in the morning and allow you to focus on preparing important information for the interview 
• Make sure your hair is neat and nicely groomed, trying to refrain from wearing too much product or extravagant hair accessories 
• Always ensure you have taken time over your personal hygiene in the morning, ensuring your teeth are clean and you are smelling fresh 
• Make sure your outfit represent the type of role you are going for, obviously you will need to wear something smart and professional but for example, if you were going for a role within the fashion industry it would be a good idea to look up the latest trends and tailor your look to that, as it would show awareness of the industry 
• Ensure you are fully prepared for the interview by carrying out research on your potential employer 
• Take note prompts to assist you to remember important points you want to get across about your self 
• Turn a negative question into a positive, for example “what are your weaknesses” you could turn it into a positive response by saying “I feel sometimes I am overly organised and pay too much attention to detail” 
• Try and keep positive body language, so no folding of arms or sitting facing away from the interview 
 
Dont's 
• Do not turn up late, this will set a bad example to the interviewer and they will not appreciate waiting, as they invited you 
• Refrain from using slang work such as ‘mate’ as you will not know the interviewer at a personal level 
• If you haven’t heard or understand a question the interviewer has asked you, don’t pretend you have and try and answer it with a question that might be right, as it will make them think you weren’t listening or you don’t have a good understanding, just simply ask them to politely repeat it 
• Do not assume that if an employer says “lets meet for informal chat” that they will be wearing informal clothing, always dress smartly to meet any potential employer 
• Do not wear inappropriate revealing clothing or scruffy attire 
• Try to keep makeup to a subtle amount, unless applying for a makeup industry related role 
• Do not interrupt or try and finish the interviewees sentence 
• Refrain from looking at your watch or clocks in the room, as this may look like you are uninterested. 
 
Interviews can be nerving for even the most experienced and so try to be calm and relaxed and try to be yourself! 
 
If you are attending an interview, Good luck!  
If you are considering a new role or career change, contact us to see if we can help get you prepared, our consultants have the skills and experience to ensure you are interview ready for your perfect role! 
 
 
Finding questions to ask your interviewer is a key part of preparing for any job interview, and it is a simple way to show that you are truly interested in the role and the company. So when the interviewer asks, "Do you have any questions for me?" take advantage of this opportunity, as it will be the best way to determine if you'd be happy working for this employer, and whether your intentions are aligned with theirs. This is your chance to clarify if you see yourself working alongside the company. 
So, here are Recruit 2 You’s top 15 questions, that should be considered asking during your next job interview: 
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