ABL Recruitment FAQs
All recruitment agencies are regulated by various employment laws.
ABL Recruitment takes UK employment rules and regulations very seriously as these have helped us build trust with the hundreds of clients we have worked with over the past 30 years. Our agency is tightly regulated and complies with a series of statutory rules including the Employment Agencies Act 1973 and the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. The Employment Agencies Standards Inspectorate (EAS) ensures we follow the provisions laid out in the Employment Agencies Act.
We are also part members of the Recruitment and Employment Federation (REC), the biggest membership body for recruitment agencies, which recognises us for our professionalism and the value we provide to clients and candidates. Members of the REC must follow the Code of Professional Practice and need to pass a compliance test every two years.
ABL Recruitment belongs to the Associate of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), a similar body to the REC – equally widely recognised- which has its own Code of Conduct. All member agencies are expected to agree to this before joining and must uphold the strict guidelines within the Code.
If you have any inquiries about how we or any other employment agencies are regulated, please contact us at email@example.com or click to visit the government website. If you have any complaints about a recruitment agency, contact the EAS on 0207 215 5000.
This is a question that we get asked a lot.
There is a very simple answer to this question. Hiring through a recruitment agency to identify and entice talent, and then negotiate terms, can reduce the amount of time, costs, and energy in the hiring process. To put it simply, using a recruitment agency produces effective and efficient results.
Recruiting directly is more difficult and expensive than ever
Recruiting new staff is a time-consuming and expensive process – and that’s just if it all goes smoothly.
Using a recruitment agency is a lot cheaper than a company advertising direct and not finding someone or ploughing through thousands of irrelevant applications. Recruitment agencies are free services as clients ONLY pay on a successful outcome (and they have the benefit of rebates if the placement does not work out!).
Recruiting has recently become harder than ever, especially for languages recruitment in London. Since the Brexit referendum, over 1.3 million Europeans have left the UK meaning there is a severe shortage of talent who speak foreign languages. This can further add to your difficulty recruiting multilingual people. Recruitment agencies take the pain out of the process and do all the hard work for you, sourcing candidates, vetting and prepping them for interviews.
Resolving the struggle for candidates
As mentioned, the top multilingual talent has become more prized. But, recruitment agencies have your back. They have thousands of excellent candidates on databases and large contact networks in different nationalities’ communities.
So, are recruitment agencies worth it? Only you can make that decision.
The bottom line is recruitment agencies do the legwork and done well can save the client huge amounts of time and effort by refining a shortlist of candidates and accessing people that the client would never find without having the agency’s network.
If you do decide you need help with your recruitment, we’d be happy to arrange a quick call. Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABL is not just a good recruitment agency.
We are the best small recruitment agency in London and the UK.
In 2020, we were voted into the finals of the Best Small Recruitment Agency category at the NORA awards of 2020.
We have been around for over 30 years and have pedigree and experience which not many agencies have.
ABL specialises in providing tailored, simple, quick recruitment processes which are unique to each of our clients. You can learn about how we have helped clients in the past click here.
Our size gives us the ability to show every single client our full undivided attention. When you work with us, you will be assigned a dedicated recruitment consultant who can aid you with any recruitment needs you may have.
We are a self-proclaimed small agency, so we can provide you with the best recruitment services in London without compromise.
We are managed by our owners and this gets rid of the red tape you might find in other agencies. Our directors are active and working consultants who have been hands-one recruiters throughout the past 4 decades and continue to be today.
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Thousands of candidates on our books
We have tens of thousands of multi-lingual candidates in our network who we can connect you to if you are hiring. This is becoming more important considering the lack of language speakers in the UK right now.
So, if you need any help with recruitment, email us at email@example.com