Myths and Facts About Job Recruitment Agencies for Employers

Recruitment agencies can prove to be very helpful when matching a candidate to the right employment opportunity. Job seekers and employers alike may have heard a myth or two about recruitment agencies, which is why we’re taking some time to debunk some of the most notorious ones. Whether you’re looking for a job or the right person to fill one, keep reading to learn the truth about recruitment agencies.



I can recruit myself.


After looking at a few resumes and applications, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. The names start to blend together, cover letters look the same, and sometimes it can be difficult to wean out the good applicants from the rest. When you let a recruitment agency do the work for you, you can get back to focusing on your work, while they take care of staffing your team.


They don’t specialize in my industry.


Many recruitment agencies specialize in an array of industries. Just because your industry isn’t listed on the website, doesn’t mean that they can’t cater to your industry or that another agency that does specialize in it doesn’t exist.

ABL Employment specializes in a range of industries, including but not limited to:

  • Administrative
  • General labour
  • Packaging
  • Warehouse
  • Trucking
  • Manufacturing
  • Staffing consultants
  • Telecommunications


They cost a lot of money.


Although there are costs associated with using a recruitment agency, they often don’t measure up to the costs associated with hiring and training the wrong candidate for the job. Ask yourself, how much is the right employee worth to you?


They don’t work very well.


While there is no guarantee that a recruitment agency will help you fill a position, there’s no guarantee that seeking an employee without one will either. What you can do is find a recruitment agency with good reviews and a reputation for success, that will work with you to find the right candidate for the job.


Using a recruitment agency is too time-consuming.


Although a recruitment agency can’t do all the work for you, they can still take on a lot of it by streamlining the process. After the initial setup, the recruitment agency will sort through a database of potential candidates until they find the right one for you, eliminating much of the middle work, like conducting interviews and reviewing resumes and applications.

Let ABL Employment help you find your next job or fill a position. Contact our staffing agency today to discuss your employment needs. We have locations in two provinces and 12 cities, including Hamilton, Burlington, Vaughan, New Westminster, and Surrey.

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