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RECRUITMENT AGENCIES’ FUNCTION IN THE EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRY

The recruitment industry of the Philippines has gone through several transformations throughout the years. From deploying a volume of Filipino men to construction sites and oil rigs in the Middle East until the boom of domestic and care-giving roles across the world, the country is known to be one of the biggest service exporter countries. As per this day, there are more than 10 million Filipinos working overseas. This is evident as more countries and employers still hire Filipino workers for quality of performance in the workplace.

Throughout the years, several issues regarding illegal recruitment have made the headlines, leaving a bad reputation for the recruitment agencies. Issues regarding practices like charging of excessive fees, misrepresentation during the recruitment process, contract substitution, and unauthorized withholding of documents. In effect, people are distrustful with how agencies operate and how they get business from employment.

Good thing is there is a way to prevent someone from being a victim of illegal recruitment. This is by verifying the recruitment agency’s legitimacy. It is possible through the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) website: http://www.poea.gov.ph/cgi-bin/agSearch.asp and its job order validity through: http://www.poea.gov.ph/cgi-bin/JobVacancies/jobsMenu.asp. But how do legitimate recruitment agencies actually work?

What is a Recruitment Agency?

Recruitment agencies are firms that find candidates for employers.  They deployed over 90% of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). The agencies intermediate with employers looking for Filipino talents and candidates in the Philippines. Recruiting manpower takes a huge amount of time and resources. They search for candidates matching the requirement of the employers, identify qualified people, screen and conduct background checks, and process the documentation of the selected candidates for deployment.

What is the Recruitment Process?

The recruitment process begins with the job order containing the job description and specifications from the employer. Recruitment agencies then, source for suitable candidates for the roles. Once the employer finds good candidates, then the agency will arrange interviews with them.

Job offers will be provided to the selected candidates after successful interviews. And then the processing of the candidates begins. This includes medical examination, securing of requirements, processing of visas, and obtaining necessary clearances.

What is the Advantage of Applying to Recruitment Agencies?

A highly regulated industry is what international recruitment is
in the Philippines. Strict compliance to documentary requirements is crucial to the deployment of a candidate to the overseas placement. Legitimate recruitment agencies help both the candidates and the employers in meeting the requirements needed. They ensure that the candidates are fully aware and agree to the terms of their employment. At the same time, they assist the candidates with the necessary documentation to legally deploy them.

Going above and beyond in service, Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. adopted the business model of not collecting fees from workers. This means that Rensol does not collect placement and processing fees from the candidates. It is among the few agencies to commit to International Labor Organization (ILO) fair practices of total prohibition on collecting fees from all job seekers as part of the company’s brand and identity.
Read: https://rensol.com/an-overview-of-the-no-placement-fee-policy/.

Recruitment Practices: Top HR Solutions

Finding human resources, like any other business processes, are sets of tailored recruitment practices customized to fit the needs of the client company.

In a competitive job market, the success of hiring a great candidate is a combination of a well-thought-out recruitment strategy.  Many companies are now struggling to attract and retain top talents. The skills shortage is in abundance.  Formulation of sound recruitment practices that are efficient and effective have been done by top recruiters to successfully obtain the best and the brightest candidates.

Recruitment is a tough job. Failure to get the right applicants will surely hurt your business and your clients. Seasoned recruiters have these six best recruitment practices on how they could streamline strategies to find and hire the best among the rest.

 

  1. Systematic

Having a well-planned, thoughtful recruiting practices that are followed is one of the best indicators of recruitment success. A recruiter may have the best process in the business but if it is not followed, it will never be an effective resource. The automated workflow brought by the revolution of staffing technology introduced changes in pre-screening, online skills and behavioral testing, vendor management systems, and candidate tracking systems. Rather than making a hiring decision based on industry trends, plotting  and following recruitment’s long-term strategy is crucial.

 

  1. Compassionate to Great Talents

Oftentimes, there would be several good candidates for a single vacancy. Unfortunately, only one person could be hired but this doesn’t mean that top recruiters will get lost out of touch with them who didn’t get the job. Connecting with them through social media platforms like LinkedIn can help you to easily engage them again once needed. Maintaining  and developing a strong candidate pool makes recruitment practices efficient and responsive.

 

  1. Resourceful

With the usual fluid budget, aggressive timelines, and minimal resources, agility and resourcefulness in the industry is the most effective approach to acquire great talents. Being able to save time and money for the company and the applicant is an eminent quality for top recruiters. Shortening and streamlining recruitment practices and being flexible in skipping some steps as beneficial is  cost-effective.

 

  1. Analytical

Using analytics and boosting key performance indicators in assessing strategies is effective in developing recruitment practices. By knowing what works well, one can know what and where to invest and concentrate efforts.

 

  1. An Eye for Star Performers

Experience is still the most important trait to look for in recruitment. Years of experience has been a necessary indicator of credential. Technically advanced roles and comprehensive understanding of systems need quantifiable experience.

 

  1. Encourager

Even with the successful acquisition of highly-qualified candidates, guidance and encouragement at the beginning are still needed to effectively transport candidates to their job site. Onboarding is the springboard for newly-hired candidates to adapt to their new work environment. Leaving new hires to flounder is the time when trouble starts. Having a facility and equipment to orient workers before their deployment is effective in establishing retention among new hires.

Equipped with top recruiters, Rensol Recruitment assures every client companies that deployed candidates are qualified, prepared, and fit to their work environment. With all the six qualities of top recruiters, companies are assured that recruitment challenges are properly addressed.

Seasoned recruiters will always have an eye for star performers. Learn more of our best practices in talent acquisition and let us collaborate to achieve your business goals.

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Rensol Recruitment and Consulting, Inc. is the fastest growing recruitment agency in The Philippines. A career consultant that aims to go above and beyond the level of expectations of both the aspirations of the candidates and the dream team standards of employers through providing exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality-driven recruitment services.