These days, finding great (and suitable) candidates is a daunting task. Above and beyond your what-feels-like-never-ending tasks, you can’t be expected to wear every hat in the company and tackle the recruitment process too. That’s where recruitment agencies come in to save the day! They already have a huge head start with existing job boards, established networks, a growing talent pipeline, and passive candidates just waiting for the opportunity.
With experience and a success rate to back them, recruitment agencies have the right procedures and resources in place to see to the best talent acquisition for your company. While there are several benefits to choose from that come as a result of using a recruitment agency, we’ll be focusing on the 3 most likely to make this the easiest decision you’ve ever made for your company:
- Save time, save money:
Skilled job seekers don’t have time to search job boards, filtering through irrelevant and unbefitting positions. Instead, they make use of a recruiter they trust. Recruitment agencies have access to a range of talented job seekers – they not only know where to look but also know how to get your company results in a quicker timeframe. Every second your company’s vacancy is not filled is a second too long, in which your current employees (trying to carry the burden of an extra workload) are potentially disgruntled, or money is lost turning away projects you don’t have the manpower/resources to tackle.
A recruitment agency does the work for you – delivering only a few top candidates for your consideration much faster than it would take you to sift through tons of unsuitable resumes. Recruitment agencies already have a large talent pool of already vetted candidates – box smart, not hard and use this to your advantage. Build a relationship with a recruitment agency. Once a recruiter understands your business and goals, they will hire the right people in a timely, cost-effective manner.
- Ability to identify the best in class talent:
Recruitment agencies serve as the middleman, and this is one of the great benefits – they work with both the employer (who is searching for talent) and professionals (who are on the hunt for career opportunities). Ultimately, this puts recruitment agencies in the best position to not only have their finger on the pulse in the dynamic business world but also to further identify organic and suitable matches serving the best interests of both parties.
As an intermediary between employer and professionals, a (good) recruitment agency will want to establish itself as the go-to door to knock on for job seekers whilst building their reputation for filling highly specific roles with best in class talent. Recruitment consultants are invaluable – they know who is looking for work, how capable these candidates are, and salary expectations these candidates have.
- Opportunity for competitive head-hunting:
Once an employer has created a vacancy and put together a clear job description, recruitment agencies can set about finding suitable people for the position. The ‘ideal candidate’ is often the one who is not actively looking for a new job but would be open to one if the right opportunity presented itself. 85% of jobs are filled through networking or referrals. Often, people who already have jobs are a good source of talented individuals. “Head-hunting” is not as uncommon or ‘sneaky’ as one would think. Individuals are constantly looking to evolve or tackle a new challenge; hence they’re open to considering a better offer (not just a bigger paycheck) that can offer them this opportunity to realize the best version of themselves.
A recruitment agency, as a result of having placed a strong candidate in a role 3-4 years ago, might see a job spec that instantly sparks this very same candidate to mind. Due to the existing relationship recruitment agencies have with their past successful placements, it makes being head-hunted an easier conversation.
Throughout this entire recruitment process, you’ll find that enlisting the services of a recruitment agency saves you the tall order (and headache) of going through this journey alone.
Partnering with a recruitment agency can be highly beneficial, not only to your hiring managers but also to your company as a whole. Recruitment agencies sit in such a unique position – determined to give you the very best. Firstly, recruitment agencies know how important employer branding is for their client. And secondly, they know how important it is to offer job seekers, not just a job but also a career they can be proud of. This makes all the difference in their approach, understanding, and consideration for your company’s recruitment needs. Your recruitment today will shape your company for tomorrow and the days to come.