Like many sectors, recruitment was hit hard by the pandemic. However the sector has been bouncing back in recent months and as companies start to recruit again, this is a sector that is due to grow rapidly. If you’re looking to start your own recruitment franchise, but want to see what an average day for a recruitment franchisee looks like, here’s what you need to know
Recruitment businesses were hit hard. But as the vaccine campaign reaches ever more people and as restrictions are lifted, lots of businesses are looking to catch up on lost growth by growing their work forces again.
As a recruitment franchisee, you’ll never need to worry about job diversity. On an average day, you could be working with clients from the private or public sectors, for roles as varied as business coaches, marketing directors, retail workers and bartenders.
And, although your primary role will be fitting individuals to job specifications, you’ll also be carrying out screening interviews, researching and headhunting for talent on social media, meeting new clients and lots more.
A day in the recruitment sector
On a daily basis, you can expect to be:
- Meeting people: This is a customer and client-facing role, meaning that you can expect to be meeting new people every day. Whether these are new or existing clients looking for talent, or candidates for roles that you’re trying to place, you’ll be working with different people all the time. If you’re a people person with good communication skills, this could be an ideal role for you.
- Research: Recruitment has diversified dramatically with the growth of social media and internet research. This means that while you’ll certainly be reviewing CVs and cover letters in a traditional way, you can also expect to be scanning social media platforms like LinkedIn for potential candidates.
- Attending meetings: Like them or loathe them, meetings will be an important part of running a recruitment franchise. As you’ll be working with lots of different clients, all with differing needs, you’ll need to be organised and capable of multi-tasking.
- Marketing your franchise: There are lots of different recruitment franchises operating within this sector, and depending on which one you choose to work with, you may be operating within a niche market. This means that you’ll have to market your franchise to clients and candidates looking to work in this sector.
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3 advantages of running a recruitment franchise
1. Job satisfaction
First and foremost, you’ll be making a positive impact on the lives of job searchers and businesses. Through your hard work, you’ll be helping people to find their dream jobs that will change many people’s lives for the better.
While the recruitment sector has always had high levels of job satisfaction, this has been intensified given how many people lost their jobs at the onset of the pandemic. Many people currently looking for work lost their jobs during the lockdowns, meaning that while you’ll definitely be helping people to find their dream jobs, you’ll also be helping people get back on their feet again.
Recruitment is a competitive industry, and as mentioned before, this sector has many different franchises. As part of this business model, you’ll earn commission from each candidate that you successfully place. As you place more candidates successfully, you’ll also attract more business, meaning that if you can excel in this industry, more and more businesses will be looking to you to find candidates.
Moreover, this sector is also constructively competitive at an individual level. Although you’ll be more concerned with the day-to-day running of your business, you may also be playing an active role in attracting candidates. You’ll earn commission for each successful placement, just as your business does.
3. Brand name
Rather than running a local or independent recruitment agency, as part of a national franchise, you’ll already benefit from having a pre-existing brand name, trusted reputation, and established networks and industry contacts. All of this means that while some of your competitors have to build a trusted name from scratch, you won’t need to.
You’ll see the benefits of having a trusted name the moment you set up your franchise. You won’t need to invest into marketing strategies as these will already have been tried-and-tested on other new franchisees. You also won’t need to worry about economies-of-scale, financial support, or premises location as your franchisor will also help you with these.
Challenges of joining a recruitment franchise
- Working hours: Working in a competitive and rewarding sector can be a profitable and enjoyable sector to work in. However, as you’ll be working to the specific needs and and requirements of your clients and candidates, you can expect to be working outside of normal working hours.
However, while you can be working long hours, you’ll also be working hard to get the right candidate. And, as you get many of these successes, you’ll be encouraged to keep going. Working hard can often be one of the more enjoyable aspects of working longer hours.
Become a franchisee in the recruitment sector
There are a number of exciting recruitment franchise opportunities operating in this industry. If working as a recruitment franchise sounds like the right opportunity for you, here are two options for you to explore.
- Tezlom is a recruitment franchise that specialises in placing healthcare professionals in a number of different health-related sectors. Following a total investment of £60,000, you’ll be given a 3 day training course to prepare you for your opening, followed by continuing support and training well after you’ve opened your doors.
- Wolf Education specialises in matching individuals looking to work in the education sector to their perfect roles. Filling vacancies for permanent and temporary roles, you’ll be working to recruit everyone from supply teachers to head teachers. After a total investment of £19,950, you’ll up-skill over a number of intensive training days at head office, with support continuing even after your launch.
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Invest in a recruitment business and become a franchisee today
This has been only a brief overview at what an average day in the life of a recruitment franchisee could look like. If you’d like to learn more about becoming a franchisee for a recruitment franchise, you can click on the profile pages of the franchises listed above. Or, you can see a full list of opportunities in other sectors on the UK franchise directory.
Elliott Fudge, Point Franchise ©