How to choose the right recruitment agency partner
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How to choose the right recruitment agency partner

So, you've decided you want to work with a recruitment agency partner, but there's such a large selection of recruitment agencies, where do you start? 

We know that there is a wide choice of specialist recruitment agencies in the UK from which to choose. It can be a difficult decision. However, we believe that On Target offers ten key qualities that help differentiate us from our competitors.

1. Extensive knowledge of your market sector

Established since 1994 and concentrating our efforts on four sectors, we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise that means we understand your needs.

2. A stable team

We know that our success and reputation is dependent on the strength of the relationships each of our consultants build with each recruiting employer. We work hard to offer a happy and positive working environment and this is reflected in low staff turnover. 

3. A consistent and single point of contact

We believe it is essential that one consultant is responsible for dealing with your vacancy requirements. They will handle the recruitment process from start to finish – regardless of where in the UK the vacancy may be located. Your consultant is available Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm.

4. Clear communication

This starts with our one-hour callback guarantee. Having placed a vacancy with us you’ll want to know what we are doing with it! We aim to be arranging interviews within the hour but, for a variety of reasons, this may not always be possible. We will always give you honest feedback, letting you know if we are struggling and why that might be.

5. Fast and expert pre-selection

We operate according to our unique 3 Best Match Candidate Promise. Our knowledge, expertise and training enable us to identify which three candidates from our shortlist are the most suitable to be put forward for interview – saving you the time you would normally have to spend making your own pre-selection. Many of our clients recognise the benefits of this and are happy to rely on our expertise.

6. Access to high calibre candidates across the UK

Our candidate database is the only one of its kind within Engineering, Medical, Construction, and Commercial role recruitment. It enables us to record key information concerning customer base and product knowledge for every candidates we source. Containing data that has been compiled over the course of 10 years, it gives us access to a wealth of detailed information. Combined with referrals, recommendations and direct approaches, our depth of knowledge gives us a leading edge over our competitors.

7. Credibility through membership of a recognised trade body

We are a member of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) and as such have to adhere to a strict code of conduct. Membership is by invitation only and subject to the acceptance of twenty references.

8. Honesty, trust and integrity

We will always give advice to candidates about the compilation of their CV, but we will never ourselves rewrite or tailor a CV to suit a particular application. Apart from the addition of a ‘header’ identifying On Target as the introducer, you will see each candidate’s own words and layout, including contact details (only removed if a candidate requests us to do so).

9. Fair and clear terms of business

We always agree in advance the terms you need to be aware of, that is our fee, rebate period, and payment terms.

10. Respect for our candidates

We treat all candidates professionally right from their first application to On Target all the way through to giving them the result of their application to your organisation.

Contact us today on 020 8397 4114 to find out more about how we can work together.


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