Covid-19 accelerated digital adoption, changing the face of recruitment forever. When we looked back at what 2020 had in store for recruitment, it was clear that it was going to be a year like no other. It started strong, but as coronavirus spread and reshaped the working world, the recruitment industry needed to prove itself to be the dynamic and forward-thinking industry that it was known to be.
Though the pandemic had a profound effect on the labour market, the latest figures show that the unemployment rate has dropped for the first time since news of coronavirus broke and now sits at just 5%. Things are looking up for the recruitment industry and the wider labour market, so now could be the perfect time to search for new opportunities. But before you start the job search, first let's look at why working in recruitment is about so much more than sales.
Why is recruitment a positive process?
Recruitment is often compared to a sales job, and on the surface, the two appear to be very similar. But when you look more closely at the function of a recruitment agency, it’s clear recruitment isn't just sales. The main goal of any agency is to sell a job to a candidate and also, sell their service to the client. But it’s not just a transaction.
Recruitment is about screening candidates, learning about their competencies and aspirations, then matching them with a role that is both right for them, and right for the company. Recruitment helps people explore their passions, connecting them with job opportunities where they can make a positive impact. Agencies that are committed to candidate care will offer career advice and find any other way to go that extra mile.
It can be a challenging industry to work in, which is why recruitment attracts some of the most talented people. There's something for everyone, and this creates a diverse industry. People often only think about recruitment consultants when they imagine jobs in the recruitment industry, but with it being such a broad market, there are many niches roles, including HR coordinators, payroll executives, marketing assistants and business development managers.
So what do you need to be successful in recruitment? It can be a busy work environment, making it an industry best suited for someone who is organised and able to get their head down and deliver results.
What makes a good recruitment agency?
In 2019, Service Care Solutions was announced as the winner of the Best Candidate Care category at the Recruiter Awards. We were recognised for providing a stand-out service to all our candidates and were highly commended for supporting our candidates in their next career moves.
A good recruitment agency doesn't just care for its candidates, it also invests in its people, helping them to realise their potential and encouraging them to discover their career aspirations. They reward their staff for hard work, so if you’ve got big ambitions, it could be the perfect industry for you.
When looking for a recruitment agency to work for, it's important to watch out for one that has a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) committee. After all, you don’t want to just find a company that is invested in your future, but a business that is concerned about contributing to a sustainable future. We are honoured to be shortlisted for the Sustainable Recruitment Agency of the Year for Recruiter Awards 2021. It's important to choose a company with values that align with your own, so why not check out our mission, vision and values and see if you could be a good fit for our team?
Grow your career with Service Care Solutions
Are you looking for your next job? Look no further than Service Care Solutions. We believe that our staff are the lifeblood of our business and are committed to the development of each person. Bring your career here and you’ll receive a structured training programme that will give you the tools you need to progress and become an expert in your respective field. This is just one of the reasons why we are also shortlisted for the Most Effective Back Office operation category in the Recruiter Awards 2021.
Formed in 2005, we’ve built a reputation for providing specialist recruitment services across our core sectors, which include healthcare, social work, legal, construction, trades & labour, and offender rehabilitation. We’re so much more than a recruitment agencies and we have a wide range of roles we’re looking to fill. If you’re interested in taking the next step in your career, then why not find out more about working for us?