How To Effectively Work With Recruiters

So you have decided to engage the services of a recruitment agency, what’s next? To get the most effective outcome, here are some tips from The Recruitment Alternative:

Be Prepared

Whatever position you are recruiting for, be prepared with all the correct information before speaking with a recruitment agency. Information such as position title, salary range, position description, ideal candidate etc. Also being able to articulate the company culture to assist the recruiter in finding the overall right fit for your business.

Open To Feedback

Recruitment Consultants have a great deal of industry insight which includes job market trends, appropriate salary range, industry tips etc. Being open to feedback and discussion is vital to finding the right candidate. For example, when there are more roles available than people looking for work, you may need to consider being flexible with your offerings. Be prepared to possibly increase the salary on offer. If a candidate is interviewing for a number of positions, employers may offer an increased salary and benefits to secure them. You may also need to be flexible with the years of experience or education levels of the candidates.

Interview Process

Always have your questions ready to go. Remember that there are questions that you are just not allowed to ask. Recruiters are happy to offer advice around this topic if you need it. However, questions about age, marital status, number of children, religion (to name a few) cannot be asked and leave you open to possible legal action.

Whilst the candidate is there to be interviewed by you, they are also deciding if you are an employer that they want to work for. Be professional, positive and on time. Don’t forget really good candidates are usually in a position to choose who they want to work for. So you need to impress them too!

Move Quickly

With candidates having an abundance of jobs to choose from at the moment, they are often interviewing for more than one role at a time. If you interview a candidate and deem them suitable for the role you are looking to fill, it’s advisable to move quickly. Decide whether you would like to offer them the position or continue with the recruitment process. Candidates are often offered a role upon the conclusion of an interview. You do not want to risk losing them to the competition because you have been too busy to get back to them.

How To Choose The Right Agency

In today’s highly competitive candidate driven marketing finding and hiring the ideal candidate can be a challenge. This is why many businesses turn to recruitment agencies such as The Recruitment Alternative. Recruitment agencies can add real value to your business. By providing expert knowledge and contacts to help you find the right staff for your organisation. We understand that all businesses essentially want two things from a recruitment agency. The first is high-quality candidates and the second is low-cost recruitment fees. We provide both! A quality recruiter will add value to the hiring process. Contact us today on 0800 587 546 to find out more about our affordable prices and high standard of customer service.

How To Win The Recruitment Race

There is no doubt that it is a competitive recruitment market at the moment. So how can you be ahead of the competition and find a winning candidate that will give you the best return? Here are some tips from The Recruitment Alternative to help you take off your ‘blinkers’ and find your ‘front-runner’:

Act Quickly

With candidates having many positions to choose from, how fast you act can often be a key factor in securing the right candidate before they’re snapped up. If your interview process is excessively lengthy, you’re not willing to negotiate and take too long to make a decision your ability to secure top talent may diminish significantly.

If you lack the time and manpower to run a recruitment campaign to its highest standard then you need to outsource this task. The Recruitment Alternative exists to provide low-cost recruitment excellence. We fly in the face of the perception that great service costs a lot of money. Contact us to find out more.

Interview Process

Once you have decided on a shortlist of candidates you would like to interview, along with acting quickly you will need to prepare the right interview questions and communicate clearly. You may want to include questions that are tailored to each candidate’s resume. Here are some suggestions you can adapt to suit each candidate:

  • Open-ended that require more than a ‘yes or no’ answer
  • Behavioral and or hypothetical questions that candidates can relate to. This often will reveal how candidates would respond in real situations the job role will present
  • Check facts – some close-ended questions may be required to confirm information noted on the candidates resume such as dates, length of time etc.

Be Thorough

Don’t be too quick to rush a decision, you still need to consider all criteria to avoid selecting the wrong candidate. Ensure reference checks are completed on your choice applicant as this will form part of your final decision. Especially if you have two candidates who are heading for a ‘photo finish’. Take notes during the interview process so that you can highlight any key points. Take time to picture your top applicant in the role and how they would fit culturally.

We delight in how happy our clients are when they hire a great new staff member and make such great savings. We provide services across New Zealand. As a generalist recruitment agency, we offer affordable recruitment solutions at a low-cost price point that makes sense. If you would like to find out more about our services, contact us today on 0800 587 546.

Marketing Recruitment Specialists – Auckland

In Auckland’s competitive job market, it’s not uncommon for employers to seek the services of a recruitment agency. The Recruitment Alternative are Marketing Recruitment Specialists! From Marketing Assistants to Senior Management positions, we are here to help you find the right person on your next recruitment campaign.

From Social Media positions, Digital Marketing Coordinators to Marketing Managers this ever evolving space is in high demand! As organisations try to keep up with increasing customer demands and changing marketing platforms. This means you will want to find the right person with the right skill set to benefit your company.


The Recruitment Alternative have extensive experience in marketing recruitment. Our professional consultants will find the right candidate with the correct technical skills to meet rise to the challenge. We have an excellent customer service rating to support our top-notch service. Sandra Catt, Practice Manager of Zonaras Consulting said this about her experience using The Recruitment Alternative:

“I thought that there must be a “Catch” as the fee was so reasonable. Finally, we have found a recruitment agency that we can afford. A first-class service was provided and saved me hours of work. I would definitely use The Recruitment Alternative again.”

Recruitment Excellence

The Recruitment Alternative exists to provide low cost recruitment excellence that is a budget option for employers. We fly in the face of the perception that great service costs a lot of money. We delight in how happy our clients are when they hire a great new staff member and make such great savings. The Recruitment Alternative provide services not only in Auckland, but Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. As a generalist recruitment agency, we offer affordable recruitment solutions at a low-cost price point that makes sense. If you would like to find out more about our services contact us today on 0800 587 546.

Logistics recruitment across Auckland

Logistics recruitment in Auckland can be a long frustrating activity.Logistics recruitment

Activities that chew into your company precious resources, money and time.

So consultants at The Recruitment Alternative recognise value. Because value means different things to different businesses it is only by building close working relationships with each of our clients on an individual basis that we can truly understand how best to help them.

We are fortunate to have such strong relationships with our clients who tell us how much they value the skills and expertise that we bring to the recruitment process. But we also accept that this is not always the case and some businesses still feel that they would be better off going it alone. Why choose us?

Logistics Recruitment

The Recruitment Alternative aims to help employers make great matches. When you’re looking for a great recruitment agency there are a few thigs to look for:

Recruitment agencies know your market – and others:

  • A good recruiter understands your market, from the challenges and opportunities it faces. From salaries, benefits and working environments to which candidates are looking for.
  • So they know where the best people for the jobs are located, and what’s needed to entice passive job seekers to apply for new positions.
  • They are also able to advise on innovative thinking from other market sectors. This can apply to your own industry.
  • Ultimately, recruiters have their ear to the ground and are ready and willing to share information with you. Ready to help you overcome any recruitment challenges you may be experiencing. And ultimately, to achieve the best possible outcome. The Recruitment Alternative knows Logistics Recruitment

They conduct thorough interviews and background checks:

  • In addition there’s a big difference between a cheap agency that sends through 40 screened CV’s. And an agency that offer, and provide 4 pre-qualified candidates. Candidates that you know can do the job before they even set foot in the door for an interview.
  • So this is where the best recruiters come into their own. They are able to find you pre-qualified candidates, not just applicants.
  • At The Recruitment Alternative, we conduct in-depth interviews with every candidate we refer. This means we can be confident of the quality of the people we put forward. And they are compatible with a particular company, culture, and team.  The Recruitment Alternative pre-selects great candidates for Logistics Recruitment roles.

They free up internal resources and time:

  • The recruitment process has many stages. Agreeing on the role and job description. Advertising, handling applications. Shortlisting, interviewing, and employment background checks.
  • It can be an all-consuming and exhausting process and it’s not always successful. So working with a recruiter means that you can delegate the tasks you don’t want to do (or don’t have the time to do) in-house. Also, tap into their expertise and market knowledge, and gain access to quality candidates who have already been vetted for the role. The Recruitment Alternative are successful in placements around Logistics Recruitment

The Recruitment Alternative are currently recruiting across Auckland. Roles at all levels in Warehousing and Administration, Production, and the Workshop to name a few.

As a Generalist recruitment agency, we offer affordable recruitment solutions for SME’s like you.

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