Boosting Your Hiring Game: How to Choose the Right Recruitment Agency for Your Business?
According to Vietnam’s General Office of Statistics (GSO), the first quarter of 2023 has indicated positive growth for the labour market. Here are some interesting insights from the report:
The report has also indicated that more Vietnamese are seeking higher education and skills training, which will lead to changes in the composition and quality of the talent pool in the long run. It was also reported that attracting top talent will still be challenging, with recommendations to provide on-the-job training to improve employee retention.
Now, more than ever, businesses will be needing the services of a reliable headhunting company in Vietnam to recruit and retain high quality talent. Here are some tips to help you find and select the right recruitment agency for your needs.
1. Define your hiring needs
Clearly identify the roles and the necessary skills needed to fill within your organization. Consider the following: does your company need many employees, a small staff, or just one? Is the post temporary or permanent? Entry-level or executive level? Does the role require a specialist or will an average employee suffice? Understanding your requirements will help you assess if a recruitment agency specializes in the areas relevant to your business.
2. Decide what kind of agency you’ll need
If your organization needs a contract worker for temporary tasks, a staffing agency would be an appropriate choice. If you need full-time professionals, you’ll need a recruitment firm. Note that there are also specialist employment agencies if you require someone who is highly trained in a particular field or has specific technical skills.
3. Research and narrow down your search
Identify recruitment agencies that have extensive experience and expertise in your industry or specific job roles. Look for agencies with a strong track record and positive reviews from clients. Consider the ones with a high success rate in placing candidates. Shortlist a few agencies that align with your requirements. Ask for recommendations from other professionals in the field about recruitment agencies that they have worked with. Check their online presence such as their website and social media platforms. Read reviews made by companies and candidates about the agency to give you an idea of their performance.
4. Interview and evaluate your potentials
Just like interviewing a candidate for a job, the same rigorous assessment should be done when you’re looking for a recruitment agency in Vietnam. Ask questions such as: How long has the agency been operating? What companies have they worked with? How long does it take them to find candidates? Do they have a wide talent network to source from? How do they conduct their recruitment process? What kind of screening, vetting, assessment methods do they employ? Do they use AI programs like Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to help improve efficiencies in the recruitment process?
Effective communication is crucial for a successful partnership with a recruitment agency. Evaluate their responsiveness and willingness to provide updates throughout the hiring process. Prompt and transparent communication will help you stay informed and make better decisions. Take note of other factors such as the agency’s culture, values, and overall impression during your interactions.
5. Discuss fees and contracts
Understand the agency’s fee structure, including any upfront costs or additional charges. Consider the number of posts to be filled in your organization, the industry where you’re in, the job role, the hire type (part-time, contractual, or full-time), and the estimated pay range for the job position. Note that the agency will charge higher if it’s a high-level role or if it’s difficult to fill, especially if there is a talent shortage or if you have very specific requirements for the candidates that you’re looking for. Discuss the terms of the contract, including the duration, exclusivity, and guarantees they provide. Make sure you have a clear understanding of the financial aspects before committing to an agency.
Optimum recruitment services with The Talent Consultants (TTC)
If your business needs a recruitment agency in Vietnam that can quickly adapt to and fulfill your requirements, we invite you to consider The Talent Consultants. We are a talent acquisition sourcing company located in Ho Chi Minh City. Our expert recruitment specialists are highly skilled in finding exceptional talent for multinational companies in the IT, FMCG, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain industries.
The Talent Consultants are a fully owned subsidiary of ASW Global who have been operating in Asia for over 12 years. Our ATS database of over 10,000 candidates uses smart AI and auto-matching to provide you with highly recommended candidates in seconds. We have a high satisfaction rate from hiring managers (4.5/5) and candidates (5/5) for our recruitment and workforce management services. Our Vietnam Behavioural Profile – a psychometric behavioural assessment developed for TTC – has been instrumental to our clients in successfully finding the right talent to fill the roles in their organization.