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4 Common Recruitment Myths Debunked

Posted-on August 2021 By Preslava McCarthy

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The recruitment process can be difficult for businesses to grasp. The world of recruitment is fast-paced and it’s easy for misconceptions and misinformation to occur, so we’re busting four common myths that can confuse clients.

1) Only recruit when there is a vacancy

The most successful companies never stop looking for talent as it creates less panic - this is why it's better to engage with a recruitment partner rather than a last-minute job filler. You can visualise it as an extension to the recruitment team, who are always looking out for talent prior to when you need them. This is what we call 'Pipelining Talent'.


2) Instruct multiple agencies to help you fill your jobs

It simply won't work. There's a misconception that candidates only sign up to one recruitment agency. Candidates are usually talking to most recruitment agencies. You don't want five different agencies sending you the same candidates.

3) The demand for jobs is high, so you can pay lower salaries

With the recent pandemic, most companies have had their budgets significantly reduced. Top talent still maintains value. It is worth the investment if you want to regain momentum within your business. As we begin to see behaviours where candidates are now more attracted to the company's culture than ever before, rather than the position itself, we recommend that employers start looking more into being an 'employer of choice' and use this in their recruitment strategies and campaigns.

4) It's just an advertising/job board service

It's far more than just a job board service. You also pay for the relationships, database, expertise and network that has been gained through years in recruiting in the industry.

By identifying these myths and implementing these tips, you should be able to streamline your recruitment process and effectively aid your recruitment agency to get the perfect candidate for the role.

For more insights into the recruitment process like this, head on over to our article on 6 KEY ELEMENTS YOU SHOULD BE GETTING FROM A GOOD RECRUITER, or for more information on Marine Resources, get in touch today on: or call us on +44 (0) 2380 633 399