How much will an agency charge an employer?

Posted on November 14, 2019 at 2:19 pm

As an employer you may find the whole recruitment process quite stressful let alone costly.

It is thought that on average it can cost a business around four to five thousand pounds to fill a vacancy.

When advertising a job, you may be inundated with CV’s which someone will need to go through in order to shortlist applicants that you want to invite in for interviews. All of this takes time and often means a member of staff can’t do the job they normally do as all their time is taken up with this. You may have to do more multiple rounds of interviews to find the applicants, meaning more admin time. If you decide to use an agency, they can take a lot of the hassle away from you by doing all the advertising for the position, filtering through CV’s that are sent in and then pre assessing people that you wish to attend an interview to find out if they are really suitable.

Agencies usually make their money from employers by charging a set fee for their service which is usually based on a percentage of the annual salary being offered to the successful applicate. Often you can ask more than one agency to look for a candidate for you and will only pay the one that fills the vacancy.   

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