Job Seekers – How To Determine What Agency To Partner With?

With lots of agencies to choose from these days, candidate power has never been greater. So how do you decide what recruitment agency to go with when there are so many to choose from? In this short blog, we are going to show you the key things which make a good agency.


Unless you have very broad recruitment needs, make sure you sign up to an agency who have social care expertise in the sector. They will ensure they have the best contacts and the best knowledge to match you to your perfect role.


As a candidate, you don’t want to be handed 10-15 places you might want to work by an agency and hope one sticks. A good agency will spend a considerable amount of time pre-screening yourself and only introduce you to organisations you that match your expectations and are relevant.


A Social Care recruitment organisation which is registered with the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), is an agency you should be looking at. REC registered agencies are seen as a stamp of approval that the agency is legal. Any agency should also be able to demonstrate a good understanding of current employment laws and ethical standards.


A good agency will have trustworthy and reliable consultants working for them. Look out for consultants who care about the human side of you, who are friendly and ask how you are and listen. If a consultant creates an open relationship with you, they will learn more about your wants and needs and care more about meeting them.


A good agency will normally have been established for a long time. A long-term established agency will have built up strong relationships with, and know plenty of clients of which you would like to work with. Not only this, but to be around for so long they must be doing something right!


We hope you found this short blog useful. At AJ Recruitment, we pride ourselves on offering a perfect experience for all our candidates. Now is a great time to join AJ Recruitment’s team of Support Workers. We have more team members than ever providing care and support within social care organisations across Yorkshire and the Humber. You can expect ongoing support and training to help you achieve your career aspirations, upskill yourself and enjoy working in a wide range of care environments. As we work hard to become the UK’s most trusted staffing agency, more organisations are using our services which means plenty of work for you.