The staffing and recruitment franchise industry is a fast-paced, highly competitive, multi-billion industry that’s been rapidly growing for a number of years now.
There are several different recruitment franchises available, in every imaginable sector, including security services recruitment, childcare recruitment, corporate recruitment and the recruitment of drivers, to name just a few.
Employers are continuing to use staffing and recruitment agencies as their method of finding temporary and permanent staff to fill positions. It’s proven to be a cost effective way for them to fill job vacancies internally, without having to go through the whole recruitment process from start to finish. With a large proportion of organisations continually increasing their employee base, there is a real demand for talented, qualified staff, that external franchise recruitment firms can provide.
Staffing and recruitment franchises offer you as an aspiring business owner, an established brand name within the industry, which will help ensure companies approach you directly for their recruiting needs.
As a staffing and recruitment franchisee, you have access to tried and tested systems including an internal network, a database of prospective clients and candidates, proven marketing systems and more.
The real value in a staffing and recruitment franchise is the brand themselves, so selecting the correct recruitment franchise could be crucial in the longevity of your business venture. If the franchisor has a particularly bad reputation, it will be very difficult for you as a franchisee to shake that reputation from the public’s opinion.
Having previous experience in recruitment, sales or business development would be beneficial to you, but is not a prerequisite. As long as you have fantastic people skills with an ability to listen to the wants and needs of your customer and actively find, recruit and place candidates based on specific skill sets and requirements that are set out beforehand by the employer.
The use of local marketing will be required and an ability to ‘headhunt’ individuals to fill jobs roles for your clients. You need to ensure that all requirements such as salary levels and experience are agreed and confirmed with both the employer and potential employer to give yourself the best possible chance of placing a candidate and receiving subsequent commissions payments.
Whether you have a career or background within the staffing and recruitment industry or whether you just have a passion for making a real difference to people and businesses in your industry, a staffing and recruitment franchise could be the way for you to move into business ownership and as a viable model for you to work for yourself, but not by yourself.