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How to start a recruitment agency in Kenya

A recruiting agency is an organizations specializing in the recruitment of staff to fill vacant positions. Its main goal is to fill temporary job openings, permanent vacancies or even both of them. To be successful in this type of business, you must a have a concrete business plan, you need to understand or rather have the knowledge of laws about licensing hiring and taxes. You also need to understand very well the whole concept of human resource management and outsourcing.

So here are the steps for starting a recruiting agency:-

1. Decide on the recruitment services you wish to provide

Expound more on different types of agencies so that you may understand the benefits and challenges of different types. It’s good to be specific and focus your energies on a particular niche.

2. Study the competition in your chosen niche.

This will enable you to understand or outline if your chosen market is saturated or not. You will be able to understand if the demand is high or low and then make a decision on whether to go on with it or partner with existing agencies.

3. Asses your recruitment skills.

You need to be very effective in this business; you need to understand all the recruitment strategies, be able to guide the applicants, but if you don’t feel experienced enough you can start by working in an recruitment firm so as to gain more knowledge.

4. Deliberate on the cost of starting business:-

You need to calculate the startup cost, how will pay your employees, running cost, there is also rent if you will be operating on a rented premises etc. You will also need to be clear on where your business funding is going to come from, whether from own savings, bank loan etc.

5. Get the required licenses

Depending on your country or state, you need to research on required laws to start a recruitment agency. Get familiar about employee laws in your location. This will ensure that your operations will not be interfere with, and also guarantees that you will not be caught on the wrong side of the law.

6. Location

You need to look for a place that is easily accessible for both job applicants and clients.

7. Work on a marketing plan

Marketing is always at the center of any business. You need to sit down with your marketing team and deliberate on how you will take our business forward. Think about your potential clients and how to reach them, create marketing materials, create a logo for your business, have a website design designed etc..


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