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Should I use a recruitment agency?

Should I use a recruitment agency?
Using a recruitment agency is a difficult decision to make; if you decide to use an agency to find you a job, you are giving yourself up entirely to the skills of another human and, if they fail, you could go hungry or could lose your home. However, agencies can be quite useful. Here is a simple cost-benefit analysis on using a recruitment agency.

Cost: The costs of using a recruiting agency are non-existent for employees, as agencies are responsible for all fees in hiring an employee. However, this means that agencies earn revenue by taking a percentage of an employee’s salary from the employer each year. These recruitment costs, according to agencycentral.com, range “between 15% and 20% of a candidate's first annual salary, but this can go as high as 30% for hard to fill positions.”

Benefit: The benefits of using a recruiting agency are excellent for both employees and employers. For employees, they are given a job that fills their skills and attributes. For an employer, they are given an employee who has the skills to fulfill the needed tasks.