For many years the term ‘recruitment agency’ has been dirty words for hiring managers, but recently there has been a wind of change. Many businesses are now turning to recruitment agencies, with a move towards ‘partner’ relationships between employer and Recruitment agency.
Some of the main reasons why organizations are now developing closer relationships with recruitment agencies are:
Recruitment agency knows how and from where to get the best talent from the market. They cover social media platforms like LinkedIn, FB etc. These Recruitment agencies also put vacancy adverts on job boards, sites. All of this is the knowledge that you only get from working in the sector.
Sometimes, your requirements might be very specific. They might be so tight, that you need an expert who understands the candidates in your niche and has a database of them to call upon. In this instance, using a recruitment agency means that only candidates who are fully qualified for the role according to your requirement will be shortlisted for the position. A recruitment agency will manage the process for you, rejecting unsuitable candidates and managing any queries about the role, which is a time saver.
3. Time Saver
Using a consultancy will reduce the time and in-house resource that you need to dedicate to recruitment. It may also lead to a quicker turnaround on filling the vacancies. that will be a time saver for the companies.
4. Additional services
Recruitment agencies normally offer a range of specialist services such as psychometric tests, to help give you a unique insight into your future hires. Sourcing these tests independently can be time-consuming and expensive as they can be part of the agencies’ service offering.
5. Specialist Recruiters
Consultants are experts at filtering, screening and profiling candidates. Your in-house team might not have the same level of expertise.
6. Seasonal demand
Some companies have seasonal work to offer because the rest of the year is idle for them like winters wear Production Company. Another great reason to use a recruitment consultant might be to give you flexibility in your recruitment planning to meet cyclical/market demand e.g. holiday cover in busy times such as Deepawali.
7. Cost Effective
When you add up all of the labor hours spent on trying to find your new recruit, not to mention the opportunity cost. Using a Recruitment agency is more cost-effective than undertaking your own recruitment, especially if you are a small business.
8. Shortlisting/Interviewing the best
Recruitment agencies will ordinarily only shortlist the correctly qualified personnel according to your given requirement, meaning that you don’t have to. Again a huge time saver.
9. Expert sector knowledge:
If as a hiring Manager you need to get an expert opinion about and knowledge of current recruitment legislation, you could make the recruitment should know all the relevant requirement and legalities surrounding the industry they are in.
10. Salary benchmarking:
If you are got a role and you are unsure what the correct salary is for the position, the consultants’ agency is ideally placed to give you an accurate market rate using salary data and local market knowledge. They can provide you the relevant info.