WHY HIRE A RECRUITMENT AGENCY?
Finding the right candidate to fill in a role within a limited time can be a lengthy and hectic process. Coupled with rising competition in the market, many businesses feel the pressure to only hire the best talents in the workforce. This is where recruitment agencies can assist. Simply put, recruitment agencies are workplace matchmakers, connecting organisations looking to hire professionals that can help create the greatest value for both parties. While most organisations already have internal talent acquisition teams to assist in hiring needs, why should your business consider engaging with a recruitment agency instead?
Here are 3 reasons why:
Ability to reach a deeper market
The main benefit of engaging with recruitment agencies is the ability to leverage their in-depth market knowledge and wide access to applicants. In many recruitment agencies, having specialised consultants focused on specific industries is not uncommon. These consultants are not only highly knowledgeable in their respective fields but also well-versed with the candidate pool and their common challenges. For these reasons alone, businesses can trust recruitment agencies to help provide quality candidates with high efficiency.
Outsourcing the recruitment process
From a job seekers perspective, applying for a role includes many intricate touchpoints with employers, from the initial application process all the way to signing an offer letter, or being rejected. Now, envision this through the lens of an employer, having to sift through hundreds or thousands of applicants only to end up selecting a handful of candidates for consideration, and to eventually offering the position.
Without a doubt, searching for the right candidate to fill even a single role is no easy feat. This is where recruitment agencies are advantageous and are highly skilled. Outsource the strenuous process of attracting applicants, screening resumes, vetting candidates, to rounds and rounds of interviews to a trusted recruitment agency who understands your requirements, and let them put forward relevant, quality candidates, hassle-free.
The most immediate and perhaps common advantage for most businesses to hire a recruitment agency boils down to saving time. Hiring a new team member is a serious commitment because every talent has the potential to impact the trajectory of a business whether it’s in terms of profit, culture or value. This is especially dire when we take into account every day that a vacancy isn’t filled, it will cost the business more money. Hence, by engaging with a recruitment agency, business executives or managers can free up their working hours, spend more time focusing on their intended role, and be at peace knowing that potential, relevant new employees will be presented should the time arrives.
When choosing a recruitment provider, performing due diligence is a must. The main criteria every company should consider before choosing a recruitment provider, other than costs, is to ensure that they understand your business enough. This includes understanding your company’s values, touchpoints, pain points, culture and vision. When a provider prioritises quality engagement over simply meeting a KPI, then there is a high probability that they would be able to connect you to the best talents in the market.
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