Recruiting new staff members is often a time-consuming and expensive process for many organisations. It is also something that uses a significant amount of resources yet often does not offer any type of guarantee. Employers are fully aware of the value when it comes to top talent, which are the individuals that can help to increase their bottom line and drive their companies forward.
So you may be wondering about the advantage of using a professional recruitment agency to assist you in hiring professionals? Here are 6 of the top benefits:
1. The Ability To Identify The Right Talent
Recruitment agencies offer the advantage of working with employers that are in search of talent as well as professionals that are looking for their next career opportunity. For this reason, they are always “in the know” and perform as a type intermediary between each party. The experience that these recruitment consultants have of how to stay away from hiring poor candidates is also highly valuable. They also know the types of candidates currently looking for employment, their capabilities, and the salary expectation that these professionals have.
2. Advertise Positions Or Roles
In some cases when an employer advertises a vacancy, they fail to receive applications that match up to the necessary calibre. They might be searching for a candidate that has experience in specific niche skills, yet the CVs that they receive are failing to match up to these requirements. This often has to do with inadequate marketing, which means these high-calibre individuals are not seeing these adverts. And when they are not made aware of these opportunities, they simply cannot apply for these positions. Recruitment agencies, on the other hand, advertise on high street and online platforms, and they actively find professionals that match up to your job descriptions.
3. Negotiate Salaries
When you are the employer, you really want to avoid getting to the final stages of a recruitment process where you have found the perfect candidate offered this person the job, only to discover that your offer for benefits and salary is miles apart from what they were expecting. Before you enter salary negotiations, a recruitment agency can assist you in the way of benchmarking remuneration against the other businesses within your industry. They can also offer valuable resources which include the Robert Half Salary Guide that provides valuable insights when it comes to the latest trends. Recruitment agents also actively place skilled candidates and negotiate salaries that are typically involved in hiring processes. They are also skilled at negotiating on behalf of the employer and the prospective employee and help them to come to a mutual agreement on the remuneration package. When the employer and the candidate know what the other is expecting or hoping for it guarantees a more realistic potential to seal the deal.
4. Interview Candidates
When it comes to interviewing candidates, another advantage of hiring a recruitment agency is their ability to conduct interviews for the employer which helps to save money and time. The recruitment consultants will first screen candidates over a phone call which helps to narrow down the potential applicants. They find out the information that they need from each candidate before creating a shortlist where they eliminate the unsuitable matches.
Recruitment agencies are also able to perform background checks on the candidates that have received an invitation for an interview. This means that the HR department of the employer won’t need to conduct this important task. Once an employer has reached the final interviews, the recruitment agency can also give advice on the types of questions to ask.
5. Deliver Interim Professionals
Hiring recruitment agencies can also provide a business with a way to decrease or increase their employee capacity as needed. They are proficient in identifying professionals for permanent, full-time roles, along with individuals that match up to interim positions. This could include emergency or unexpected cover for an employee that has fallen ill or decided to leave without providing notice. Other interim positions that recruitment agencies can assist with include when an employer needs to increase capacity for a specific initiative or project that is about to get underway. Recruiters have a list of candidates that are ready to slot into these positions when needed, which means the employer doesn’t have to waste any time trying to train these professionals.
6. Provide Industry Insight
Recruitment agencies spend every day working on providing the right staffing solutions across a number of sectors and industries for different organisations. These include financial services, accounting, and finance, office administration, technology, and interim management. For this reason, they have extensive expertise along with an insight into the job markets, locally, nationally, and internationally that employers can benefit from when they start planning their recruitment strategies.
Recruitment consultants also understand the needs of employers, the expectations of candidates, along with the impact of demand and supply on the different job markets.