Working with a recruitment agency partner enables you to hire talent faster because it removes the need for you to own the whole process yourself. The majority of recruitment agencies will only need a short initial briefing meeting to discuss the company culture and the technical requirements for the role. The rest they will be able to do on their own and you can focus on only reviewing high quality candidates yourself.
Here are five reasons why using a recruitment agency partner can help you save precious time and money ensuring you find the best candidates for your teams.
1. Specialist Market Knowledge
The constant development of technologies and specialisation of talent has made it increasingly difficult to identify qualified candidates.
Partnering with a specialised agency that focus on particular industries or roles can help you identify those difficult to find skill sets. Your agency can connect you with a consultant specialising in your market, who will often already have networks of potential candidates. You will also be able to gain access to their knowledge of salary rates, available skill sets, career development expectations, contract support, current hiring complexities, and even market trends and technologies in your sector.
2. Time Saving
A recruitment agency can save you a lot of leg work in the hiring process. A good recruiter will understand exactly what you are looking for along with your negotiables and non-negotiables and only put forward suitable candidates for the role. They essentially remove the first stage for you!
Your consultant will develop an understanding on things like:
- The salary
- Whether the role is remote, or office based
- The benefits of the role
- Requirements and Key Skills
Once shortlisted based on your requirements, your recruiter will arrange and schedule interviews with the top candidates, so you only have to prepare and turn up. They will also collate candidates' queries so that you can deal with them all in one go.
Additionally, your consultant will deal with all the administrative tasks that come with the hiring process, including notifying unsuccessful applicants, providing feedback and verifying candidate information. This in turn ensures your organisations reputation in the market is best represented.
3. Extended Reach
Not all top candidates are actively looking for a role. A recruitment expert will have a large network of ‘Passive Candidates’ who they may be able to incentivise to move if they think they are the right fit for your company. This provides access to a range of candidates that you may not have had access to previously.
The agency will also list your roles on their job boards and websites. With a specialised network, who may be interested in available roles in the industry, the job adverts will reach your target audience, and increase your likelihood of accessing suitable talent.
4. Faster Hiring
A good recruitment agency is dedicated to placing high quality candidates with relevant clients in the quickest time possible. Not only will the agency save you a huge amount of time by taking over tasks that you would otherwise have to do, but they will also be able to find the right fit for the role in a much shorter time period. Your consultant will be highly skilled in executing the most efficient hiring process, from writing compelling job adverts to get maximum traction, to quickly screening the applicants to put forward the top candidates.
Overall, a specialised recruitment agency works full time in sourcing top tier talent for teams in your market. And with a vast talent database, a network of connections, and access to high-end systems they will be able to source the ideal candidate in half the time.
5. Cost Effective
Working with a recruitment agency can help you save several short- and long-term costs, by working the process more efficiently. Some examples of areas you may save costs include:
- Removes usual costs of posting job adverts
- Removes impact on current staff who can continue to perform their other duties to their usual standard
- Reduces likelihood and costs associated with an unsuccessful hire
- If you use the same recruitment agency overtime, hiring costs will decrease as the team will already have knowledge of your organisation so the process will be quicker
- May reduce training costs and periods as your likelihood of finding the ideal candidate at the required level is higher
As a multi award-winning consultancy with a widespread global network, Henderson Scott's team of consultants are dedicated to placing the top Digital, Technology & Commercial professionals across the UK, Europe, US and APAC. We can help support and accelerate your organisational growth!
Henderson Scott are an experienced and trusted talent partner for organisations ranging from Start Up to Scale Up through to Global Enterprises.
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