Whether you run a small or large business, here are the main reasons why you should hire a recruitment agency to find the right employees:
They find the candidates you need
The best agencies understand your market AND know what candidates are available and where to find them. They also have an insight into current salary rates and what you can expect for the money in terms of skill set etc. With access to a number of job boards, and the ability to advertise the job in ways which are attractive to those ideal for the position, they are able to supply candidates that are right fit for the job, as well as your business. This in turn speeds up the recruitment process, and leads us neatly on to the next point…
They save time and money
Do you hire employees on a sporadic basis – maybe a couple of times a year?
If so, hiring a dedicated internal recruiter is an expense you just don’t need. Still, if you are looking to undertake the recruitment process yourself as well as your day job, the time involved could surprise you! From writing and placing a job advert, trawling through applications, finding suitable candidates, and checking and vetting their credentials to ensure they are perfect for your business, your time is easily consumed.
With a recruitment agency on hand, you don’t have to trawl through applications, deal with paperwork and even schedule interviews – because they do it all for you.
Do you hire employees regularly – let’s say about once every 1-2 months?
You may have HR in place who is in charge of the recruiting process within your company. So while they could have the training to interview and screen candidates properly, they may also require help finding suitable candidates (rather than just applicants) for the job. Without the right contacts and reach, this could take a long time.
On the other hand, a good agency will fill jobs, not just interview spaces. You may have to interview fewer applicants, but each one will have the skills and temperament to take on the job. Effective recruitment relies much more on quality than quantity.