There are many recruitment agencies in the Philippines nowadays. Each agency has their own perks and privileges being offered. While some offers may be more tempting than the others, there are some who prefer to make their name known by the number of people they were able to employ and deploy abroad. For an applicant, finding the right agency may be a confusing task, given the number of agencies to choose from. However, one should keep in mind a few important factors when it comes to choosing which one would best work for you. Here are just a few examples:
1. Take note of the reputation. Placement fees are a definite “turn off.”
Do your own research. Don’t just remember the name of the agency. Go the extra mile and check out its reputation online and long-running reviews. Is it registered with POEA? Do they charge placement fees? (Note that there are Non-fee charging Recruitment Agencies where the employers are the ones paying the appropriate fees for the recruitment and processing of the applicant’s employment, including their visa, plane ticket, and insurance. Applicants only pay for their passport, medical, and other documentary requirements) was it successful in sending many workers abroad? What is its success rate? These are just some of the important questions to ask and research since a significant amount of time and money would be invested in an agency.
2. Consider the treatment of the agency towards its applicants and clients.
Agencies are basically middlemen. Think of them as the link between you and your future employer abroad. With this, both you and the foreign employer should be satisfied with how the agency handles the transactions. Some employees sent abroad experience difficulties with their foreign employers since the handling agency was not able to clearly communicate the employment contract to both parties.
The number of workdays, salary being offered, and even accommodation should be considered once a contract is presented to an applicant. Thus, it is important to carefully read, understand and consider the terms and if the agency is doing its part to manage both the applicant and the foreign employer.
3. Their list of clients, awards, and recognitions.
One way to identify the right recruitment agency is to know its list of achievements throughout the years. A Recruitment Agency with a lot of recognition would only mean that it’s performing brilliantly in sending many applicants abroad. As the saying goes, no good deed ever goes unheard, if ever there is no mention of it, the trophy or plaque would be a strong indication. Go for one which is heralded across the globe. Speaking of an outstanding recruitment agency:
With Staffhouse, a 100% Filipino-owned corporation, trusted by both workforce candidates and the world’s biggest companies, you can feel secure because we have been recruiting top-level professionals since we began in 1999 and ensure a 100% non-fee charging (no placement fee) policy. For more information, you may contact +632-913-3333 and email email@example.com.