What does a recruitment agency do?

What does a recruitment agency do? Star Employment Services

Star Employment operations manager, Kylee Russon answers: What does a recruitment agency do in practical terms?

It is very easy for me to discuss with my clients how we can help them, but in the first instance it is often unclear what a recruitment agency actually does. Essentially, we act like a middle ground between those looking for jobs and those employing people. We work on behalf of employers to find suitable candidates to fill vacancies. A lot of employers use recruitment agencies, and so signing up with one as a job seeker will give you access to openings that aren’t advertised anywhere else.

When an organisation has a job opening and need to hire someone, the recruitment agency is provided with a job description. The team at the agency then search through their database of CVs to match people to the vacancy. A shortlist is drawn up, the employer will pick who they prefer and then the agency will organise interviews.

Agencies like Star Employment Services are very much people led. Our company has recently merged to create an all-encompassing jobs brand. The newly launched Star Employment Services has seen a big campaign go live, with a brand-new job offer for employers. Earlier in the year, we also attained our gold audited status with the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). The agency was assessed against the requirements of data protection, training and induction and complaints procedure. Also considered were the standing for customer service, diversity, work seeker checks and advertising.

Currently, there are more than 25,000 agencies in the UK and Star Employment are one of only 51 agencies to have the gold audit status. The audit provides confirmation that the agency is conducting its business ethically, in accordance with the legal requirements and with the REC code.

With this in mind, you know that as both a candidate or an employer, using a recruitment agency will give you the reassurance that the hiring process is being taken seriously. There are many practical things which the agency will do, but also it is giving you the trust that your job role will be filled properly.

Start your job search today by submitting your CV here or to find your ideal candidate take a look at our recruitment services. 

Black Country Chamber Autumn Expo 2018

Black Country Chamber Autumn Expo 2018 Star Employment Services

Join us this October for the Black Country Autumn Expo, Thursday 11th October 2018

When: Thursday 11th October 2018, 9am-1pm

Where: Walsall Football Club, The Banks’s Stadium, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4SA

As one of the highlights in the Black Country Chamber’s event calendar, the Autumn Expo is always a fantastic opportunity to network with businesses from across the region. The team from Star Employment will be exhibiting at the event, showcasing our recent brand relaunch and autumn recruitment offer, where we’ll find you three qualified candidates for just £475.

The Black Country Chamber Autumn Expo is free to attend, simply register your here.

This year’s the expo will take place at Walsall Football Club from 9am until 1pm. Delivered in partnership with Walsall Football Club, the Expo will be held in their Stadium Suite where more than 60 exhibitors will be brought together with over 500 delegates from across the region.

Before the event there will also be the opportunity to network with exhibitors and delegates at the Walsall Business Breakfast from 7.15am to 9am. Sponsored by BT the breakfast event will include talks from the Deputy Leader of Walsall Council, Adrian Andrew and Greg Reed, CEO of Homeserve UK. You can find out more about the breakfast here. 

The Black Country Chamber has also recently announced that during the morning of the Autumn Expo there will an opportunity for Speed Networking from 9.30am to 11.15am, where delegates can promote their business to a round table of ten and swap contact details.

Star Employment operations manager, Kylee Russon, said: “Exhibiting our services at the Black Country Chamber of Commerce autumn expo is a great opportunity for to reach a large number of local people and demonstrate what we can offer in terms of recruitment.

“Come along and see us and find out about how Star Employment Services can provide you with three qualified candidates for just £475.”

Throughout the event we’ll also been giving you the chance to win a bottle of champagne as part of our business card prize draw so don’t forget to pop along and say hi!

You can find out more about the Black Country Chamber Autumn Expo and how to register here.