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Four Considerations When Working with an IT Recruitment Agency

By . April 5, 2024

In today's competitive job market, finding the right talent can be a daunting task for businesses of all sizes. That's where an IT recruitment agency can come into play, offering their expertise to streamline the hiring process and connect employers with top-notch IT professionals. However, not all recruitment agencies are created equal, and choosing the right one requires careful consideration. Here are four essential factors to keep in mind when partnering with an IT recruitment agency:

Understand How the Recruitment Agency Functions:

Before diving into a partnership, take the time to understand how the IT recruitment agency operates. What is their approach to sourcing candidates and IT professionals? Do they have a specialised focus, such as delivery, development, or testing? Knowing their specialisms will help you gauge whether they align with your company's needs and culture.

At Certes IT Recruitment, we take the time to understand your team and culture to ensure the candidates we provide are best-fit for you. Precision Resource Management (PRM) is the reason we know your expectations will be exceeded. PRM is the specialist methodology that we have crafted and refined over time to deliver exceptional results when sourcing and onboarding the right people into your organisation.

PRM is more than an internal way of working. Our PRM methodology is audited by the British Standards Institute as part of our ISO accreditation and is also fully compliant with the Employment Agencies Act, IR35, GDPR, Equality Act, Agency Workers Regulations, the Modern Slavery Act and the Equality and Diversity Accreditation.

Recruitment and Promotion Strategies:

It's crucial to enquire about the agency's recruitment and promotion strategies. How do they attract candidates? Are they active on job boards, social media, or networking events? Understanding their methods will give you insight into how effectively they can market your vacancies and reach the right talent pool.

We often receive enquiries about how we maintain such an impressive pool of high-caliber IT professionals. Our secret lies in the robust recruitment strategies implemented by our dedicated delivery team. We prioritise building relationships with IT professionals, allowing us to engage talent before they re-enter the job market. Through our specialised division, Certes Pro, we focus exclusively on nurturing specialist IT talent, ensuring our pool remains consistently top-tier.

To amplify the exposure of your vacancies to a broader spectrum of IT talent, we employ a multifaceted approach. This includes active engagement on several leading UK job boards catering specifically to IT roles, leveraging our dedicated social media recruitment channels, and participating in targeted career fairs, including those geared towards ex-military personnel, to tap into previously untapped talent pools.

Types of Roles Recruited For:

Not all IT recruitment agencies specialise in the same types of roles. Some may excel in executive searches, while others focus on entry-level positions or niche industries. Determine whether the agency has experience recruiting for the specific roles you need to fill. A tailored approach ensures they can effectively match candidates with the demands of the job.

Providing the best IT Talent is what Certes IT Recruitment is all about. We excel in providing a selection of specialist IT skill sets, which you can read more about here. Our ongoing candidate acquisition program means we can supply IT professionals at all levels of skills, technologies, methodologies, and role functions.

Personalised Approach to Recruitment:

In a world of automated processes, a personal touch can make all the difference. Consider whether the agency offers a personalised approach to recruitment. Do they take the time to understand your company's culture, values, and unique hiring requirements? Building a strong rapport with your recruitment partner fosters better communication and ensures they prioritize your hiring needs.

At Certes IT Recruitment, our dedicated teams have vertical market sector specialist expertise, plus a network of contacts that you can benefit from. This coupled with their understanding of current demand and rates, means that they can offer a truly focused and expert resourcing service, whatever your timescales. This personalised touch can make all the difference when selecting the right IT professional for you.

In conclusion, partnering with Certes IT Recruitment can significantly impact your IT hiring success and contribute to your company's growth. By considering these four key factors, you'll be well-equipped to choose an IT recruitment partner aligned with your goals and values. Remember, a strategic partnership with Certes IT Recruitment is an investment in long-term success in IT talent acquisition and retention.



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