We all know that the basic purpose of a recruitment agency is to help job seekers find new roles while helping companies find the perfect person for their open positions. Unfortunately, very few people realize all the other benefits that come with using a recruitment agency.
Partnering with a recruitment agency can be highly beneficial not only to your hiring managers but to your company as a whole. Here are 7 advantages you can expect.
Advantage #1: Faster hiring
Using a recruitment agency will shorten the time it takes to fill your open positions. A recruitment agency can find candidates much faster than you can.
We have a vast talent pool in our database, a network of connections to leverage, and access to expensive systems that help us locate people with those hard-to-find skills you are looking for.
This means that the only people that agencies submit for your review are ones that fit your criteria. All of this helps shorten your time to hire!
Advantage #2: High-quality candidates
Using a recruitment agency increases your ability to meet with high-quality candidates. We have access to a large talent pool of pre-screened and referenced candidates. You are only meeting with candidates that have been already carefully assessed and interviewed.
As a recruitment agency, we deal with candidates on a daily basis, and we are experts at interviewing. Through best-practice methods, we understand both our candidate’s needs and your requirements to make a great match.
Advantage #3: Specialist recruitment knowledge
As your company grows and changes, your in-house recruitment team may need to conduct complex interviews for positions they are not necessarily familiar with.
A recruitment agency has staff that specializes in recruiting for one sector or vertical. We often have a better knowledge of technical roles and the skills needed for them. We are also able to spot transferable skills others may miss.
Advantage #4: Focus on serving the client
Most of the work a recruiter does happens before any potential compensation comes from our client. If no candidate is hired, then no fees will be charged for work done.
This ensures we are focusing on providing you with the best possible candidates for your open roles – those who are genuinely interested in your job.
Advantage #5: Knowledge of the market
Through their conversations with both clients and candidates, the best recruiters gain quite a bit of knowledge about the sector they work in. They are often able to provide you with valuable insight and sage advice. This is a crucial part of their job.
When you use a recruitment agency you gain access to their knowledge of salary rates, available skill sets, career expectations, current hiring complexities, and even market trends, you may otherwise have never known about.
Advantage #6: Extended reach
Not all the best candidates are actively looking for a new job. Recruitment firms call those candidates ‘passive talent’, and they take a little longer to find.
There is a strong possibility our recruiters know who those people are, how to reach them, and more importantly, know how to incentivize them to make a move – another benefit to working with an agency.
Advantage #7: This is what we do!
The most significant advantage of working with a recruitment agency is that this is what we do!
We write compelling job ads to maximize the number of people who apply. We quickly and effectively screen candidates to check out the strongest candidates early in the process. We work day in and day out to meet your hiring needs. Our main goal is to find you the top talent you need.
You may need to find a few good people. Or a few thousand. Maybe you need some help with your workforce planning and management. We can handle it. Any of it. All of it. Whatever you do and whatever you want to do, just tell us about it. We’d be glad to help.