We are seeing a massive influx of jobs that need to be filled in the first quarter of 2022, and I do not see this trend slowing down anytime soon. This means that candidates have more choices, increasing their power and leverage in the marketplace. Now, more than ever, it is essential for companies with staffing needs to have a long-term strategic recruitment partner. 

With the job market in a state of flux, these 5 tips will help you to get the best out of a recruitment agency, and ensure that you are receiving a true value for the money invested.

1. Flexibility

My clients often tell me that that traditional big recruitment agencies are just not getting the job done anymore. One of the greatest benefits of working with a boutique agency like RLC is that we provide a more customised service to fit your specific needs.

This customised service includes a more hands-on approach: flexible terms, adapting recruitment methods (one size does not fit all), a more tailored way of presenting candidates, and a more personalised style. In a word, flexibility.
With a more flexible approach, RLC Recruitment provides a more innovative solution for your hiring needs

2. Deeper Market Insights

If your preferred candidate declines a position with your company, do you know the reason why?
Do you understand the latest salary market trends?
Are you searching for a candidate with a highly technical, specialised skill set that is hard to find?
Do you want to know what your competition is doing to get the inside track?
By working with a trusted recruitment partner like RLC, you will get answers to all these questions.

Bigger recruitment companies often struggle to provide this sort of detailed intel due to the sheer volume of work they take on, and because of a bureaucratic culture with various levels of seniority that must be navigated in order to do business. A smaller firm will spend more time working face-to-face with their clients: this is why we deliver more valuable intelligence.

3. Core Values

At RLC Recruitment our core values are Integrity, Innovation, and Reliability.
We are always forthright and transparent with our clients about the searches we conduct on their behalf. If a client wants to know how we executed a search, we will share all of our related market intelligence.
We provide upfront feedback about any challenges we encounter; we don’t shy away from uncomfortable truths.

We won’t walk away from an assignment if it becomes more difficult than anticipated. Instead, we collaborate more deeply with our clients to overcome any hurdles that arise, and implement necessary changes. This nimble approach is the great advantage of working with small-to-midsize agencies. Nobody gets it right 100 percent of the time: we are pleased whenever a client shares constructive criticism, so we can improve and evolve.

Job opportunity, 5 Tips for screening a candidate ~ RLC Asia

4. Personal Touch

As previously mentioned, at RLC Recruitment we love to add a personal touch to what we do. As consultants, of course it is important to share resumes with our clients — but equally important, we provide valuable feedback.

We routinely provide our clients and partners with detailed recommendations on company fit, potential culture clashes, guidance on compensation packages, transparent timelines, and onboarding assistance.

5. Going Beyond Recruitment

At RLC, we aim to become our clients’ trusted partner. To do this we go beyond traditional recruitment support, with a broad spectrum of HR Consultancy services.

This includes Payroll, Outsourcing, Training, Consultancy, Workforce Management tools, Innovative Learning Platforms, Blue Collar Technology Hiring Tools, 360 PDPA compliant Referencing Tools, Legal Guidance and more. To learn more please check out our website at www.rlc-asia.com.

Article written by Alexander Grant (he-him)

Director of Recruitment Operations at RLC Recruitment

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