How Using a Specialist Recruitment Agency Can Help Your Business
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 realise all the other benefits that come with using a recruitment agency.
Partnering with a recruitment agency can be highly beneficial not only to your talent acquisition and hiring managers but to your company as a whole.
Here are four of the key benefits when you choose to use a specialist recruitment agency.
- Saves Times, Money & Resources
It’s no surprise that saving time and resources comes in at number one for most companies utilising a recruitment agency. A lot of talent acquisition is aimed at attracting quantities of applicants, and a lot of these applicants may not be good matches for the role hence a lot of time will be wasted filtering, assessing, matching, and communicating with them. The saying “Time is money” runs true. Recruitment agencies save your business time. By taking the onus of talent acquisition, organisations are able to focus on day to day business. Recruitment agencies deal with all of the administration issues such as: sifting through applications and CV’s, verifying candidate information like qualifications and references, setting up interviews and communications with successful candidates and unsuccessful applications. A recruitment agency will ensure that the time you spend in the application process is spent wisely on viewing those worth considering. A recruiter will reduce the time and in-house resources needed for recruitment dedication; which can lead to a quicker turnaround in filling vacancies and an increase in the efficiency of the organisation.
- Expertise: Market Knowledge
The fact that most recruiters, like those at Carter Murray, specialise in a specific industry is an enormous plus. The best recruiters will have their finger on the pulse of their specialist markets, will know their industry inside and out, understand the lingo, and are on top of ongoing trends. Their expert knowledge can be translated not only into securing the top talent but advice on retaining and utilising this talent in ways that companies might not have previously considered. They should know the available talent, where they are and how to reach out to them, salary rates, career expectations, available skill-sets, and current hiring complexities. If other businesses are struggling to find the same people like you, a recruiter should be able to advise on alternative solutions. The best will act as partners and collaborators and should still be your eyes and ears in the market.
- Extended Reach for The Best Talent
Not all the best candidates are actively looking for a new job. They may be passive, or they may be selective and may be hard for organisations to find. Not only do recruiters establish relationships with their client base but many have established relationships with networks for talent with their target sectors. Even if a candidate might not be currently active, there’s a strong chance that a good recruiter will know who they are and how to reach them, as well as the expertise to encourage ‘passive candidates’ to consider a career change.
- High-quality candidates - Candidates Not Applications
Most specialist recruiters have access to extensive networks of talent. Vastness of these talent pools aside, the vetting and checking that recruiters perform for their own effectiveness means that the professionals they consider are guaranteed to be of the highest calibre, and more suited to the role that you are looking to fill. Using a recruitment agency should mean that you see only candidates – job seekers who have been pre-selected to match all the criteria that you are looking for and who are worthy of consideration and interview.
Of course, most business will have their own reasons for using recruitment agencies. For some, it may be a short-term need and for others, they may offer a major route to market to access the strong talent that they would otherwise miss out on.
It has never been easier to save time, source qualified candidates, and fill your open roles faster than with the help of specialist Marketing, Communications & Sales recruitment firm, Carter Murray. We partner with our clients to scope the requirements of their roles to determine the core skills and qualifications that are needed. We have experienced recruiters and a strong reputation within the industry’s we hire for.
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