As labor shortages persist, intense competition among companies vetting the best talents in the field is prompted. International companies especially leverage Philippine employment agencies to expedite their recruitment process.
However, since these local agencies exist in prevalence, it can take time to pick which one to partner with. As much as such an abundance ought to be celebrated, it is worth remembering that there may be plenty fish in the sea, but not all fish are the same. This means that even as you are presented with many options, no guarantee can be said that there exists an employment agency within that bunch that fits your needs and objectives.
In working within a multi-faceted industry, you would want to ensure that you are making the right decision. Doing so takes more than just shooting your shot and wishing everything will turn out as you hope. You’ll have to make a conscious decision—an informed choice.
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So, here we’ve compiled a list of seven (7) simple factors you need to consider that will guide you in choosing the right employment agency in the Philippines.
1. Your Needs and Objectives
Settling things internally is essential before you start searching for an employment agency. You must have a clear understanding of your staffing needs and recruitment objectives. Are you looking for permanent employees or temporary staff? Another thing to note is the nature of your industry. Do you need specialized skills or general positions filled? Specialization varies from agency to agency, but some still deal with recruitment on a general note. Knowing these basic requirements will help you narrow down your options.
2. A Quick Background Research
Research is integral to running a business and among the first few steps in choosing the right employment agency. No good deed goes unheard, is what the locals say. Look for agencies with a proven track record of successfully matching candidates with employers. Social proof such as testimonies, reviews, referrals, or even something as trivial as a website are tell-tale signs of whether an employment agency is conscious about its legitimacy as a brand.
3. Credential and Licenses
For international companies seeking Filipino employment agencies, one way to check credentials is through the POEA website. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is the government’s official arm regulating recruitment firms in the Philippines. You can check if an agency is registered through three (3) ways, all of which are verifiable when you go to their website:
- License Number
- Employer Accreditation Number
- Job Order
4. Industry Expertise
Your industry is an integral part of the decision-making process. When picking which employment agency to go with, you must consider if their expertise is within your field or niche. It is better to ask them to provide examples of their work in your sector. If you work in a specialized field, like IT or healthcare, you’ll want to work with an agency that understands your industry’s unique requirements and challenges. Industry-specific agencies often have a deeper talent pool for your specific needs.
5. Their Recruitment Process
Say you’ve finalized which company you want to reach out to, but there are still a few steps to take before sealing the deal. Inquire about the agency’s recruitment process. How do they source their candidates as well as assess their skill sets? A manpower agency’s best asset is its people, and whether or not they follow a comprehensive recruitment process says a lot about their management.
6. Communication and Transparency
Effective communication is vital when working with an employment agency. Ensure that the agency maintains open lines of communication with you throughout the recruitment process. They should provide regular updates on the status of your recruitment efforts and be responsive to your queries. This step should be taken with extra precaution, considering that international partnerships don’t have the benefit of keeping physical lines of communication open. To ensure that both parties involved remain transparent, you can enact policies or agreements to help keep an eye on concerns that may arise in the future.
7. Cost and Fees
Lastly, consider the cost and fees associated with the employment agency’s services. Indeed, there are always cheaper options, but while it’s essential to stay within your budget, it’s best to prioritize quality over cost. It’s only natural for a reputable agency to charge slightly higher premiums since they have proof of their ability to deliver results. If the employment agency you prefer is slightly above your budget, know that you have the power to negotiate. Business is business, after all.
The Best Employment Agency
The best employment agency is none other than the one that suits your requirements the most. We hope this guide serves its purpose and eases your evaluation process. With the right recruitment agency by your side, you can build a talented and productive workforce that drives your organization’s success.
Speaking of the right recruitment agency, Greatways Manpower International, Inc. is a Philippine-based manpower agency engaged in recruiting and deploying professionals to leading companies abroad.
The scope of our work enables our clients to optimize their business operations. We offer a continuum of services ranging from permanent and temporary to contract positions to help them meet their employment needs.
The professionals behind the GWMI team take the time to thoroughly assess each client’s business-specific needs before executing recruitment techniques that will leave us with the best candidates fit for a particular job requirement. At Greatways Manpower, Inc., we are committed to fostering a vision of continuity in which our workers and clients are mutually satisfied.
For inquiries, don’t hesitate to fill out our inquiry form, which you can find here on this link.