Behind the Scenes of an IT Recruitment Agency

What is a recruitment agency?

In the simplest terms, a recruitment agency is an intermediary between a company that wants to hire someone and a job seeker. An internally conducted recruitment process can be very time-consuming, so agencies check CVs and talk to candidates who then meet with the company’s Hiring Manager. As a result, people responsible for the Human Resources department do not have to spend time attracting candidates and browsing tons of profiles and recruitment websites to find the few most suited employees who meet their expectations.

What does the recruitment agency measure?

To be sure that the recruitment agency is credible, it is worth getting acquainted with the metrics that are marked during the process. It is not only a source of interesting data, but also evidence of professionalism and effectiveness of the actions taken.

  • Number of candidates contacted for a given position,
  • Number of CVs sent vs the number of candidates invited to the first interview (this indicator measures whether our search is going in the right direction and whether the candidates are well matched),
  • The time from the start of the commission to the candidate’s employment,
  • The time our candidates work for the client.

What does the cooperation process with a recruitment agency look like?

The methods of negotiating and collecting fees differ between recruitment agencies and most often depend on the salary of the employee sought and whether the vacancy is temporary or permanent. Standard recruiting costs range from 15% to 20% of a candidate’s first annual salary, but for high-level or hard-to-fill positions, this can be as high as 30%.

Credibility of recruitment agencies

“Agencies are blowing the candidates’ rates on purpose, because with the increase in rates, their commissions in the success fee model increase.” — we happen to meet with such a statement, but in our opinion, it is a wrong accusation. This is best illustrated by a few examples:

Can you develop professionally in a recruitment agency?

People who are considering working in an agency, both as a recruiter and a business consultant, may have doubts as to whether they will be able to develop their professional wings in such conditions. Yes, such work can be monotonous — let’s face it, contacting several hundred people may turn out to be boring, but it does not have to be! In fact, every day looks different, because clients, recruitment projects and, most of all, contacted candidates differ from each other.



Marketing Specialist at Next Technology Professionals - IT Recruitment | IT Outsourcing

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Aga Babicz

Aga Babicz


Marketing Specialist at Next Technology Professionals - IT Recruitment | IT Outsourcing