From putting together job descriptions to advertising your positions to finding the right candidate, to creating job offers, hiring new employees can be a time-consuming procedure.
Today’s job market is highly competitive and finding the right candidate is challenging. If you don’t have an HR department, you might find yourself struggling to keep up with your current workload plus the hiring process. And even if you do have an HR team, there’s no guarantee that they’re going to be able to secure top talent.
Here’s a hiring secret you might not know about. Many small businesses and larger companies are turning to recruiting agencies. Recruiting agencies actively help seek out and recruit the right talent for your company. Finding top talent is easy when you use a recruitment agency.
Not convinced yet? Here are some of the reasons you should use an agency.
If you’re lucky enough to have a human resource department that helps with the hiring process, chances are they are also focused on other tasks besides trying to fill your open position. Most of the time, they aren’t actively seeking out top talent but are relying on job search databases. Using this method, you’re waiting for job seekers to come to you.
A recruiting specialist’s only job is to find the most qualified candidates for you. Plus, most specialists have in-depth knowledge of hiring within certain industries. Their valuable insight and advice will help you find and hire better candidates. Instead of having to wait for candidates to find you, a specialist will bring the candidates to you.
Not only will recruiting agencies to find candidates for you, but they will also find qualified candidates for you. Most agencies have a pool of potential candidates that have already been pre-screened, assessed, and vetted. This means there is less of a chance of you hiring a bad fit.
From this selection of candidates, recruiting specialists will find candidates from within the pool that are the best fit for your position. So not only are the candidates already vetted, but a recruiting specialist will make sure the candidates that end up on your desk are the best of the best.
If you’re in desperate need to fill a position because a key member of your team just walked out and work is piling up, a recruiting agency can help you find a temporary hire from their pool of qualified candidates. Temporary hires are individuals that are looking to help companies out for short periods of time. You can quickly fill your open position from the qualified pool and get someone to help out until you find a more permanent solution.
There’s also a chance your temp-hire could become a full-time employee. If you find that your temporary hire is a good cultural fit for your company and they are meeting your needs, you can offer them a full-time position.
However, if they aren’t a good fit, it’s easy to get rid of a temporary hire. You can either wait for their contracted time to finish or ask the agency to send someone else. If their performance is completely unsatisfactory, contact your agency immediately.
Since agencies already have talent pools, there is a greater chance that they’ll already have the right candidate for your position. This means you can shorten the recruitment process.
Instead of having to wait for individuals to submit resumes, and then having to go through the resumes to narrow them down, you’ll receive the profiles of individuals the recruiting agency thinks are good candidates for your company. From there, you can interview the candidates and then place them within your company.
Your hiring cycle gets significantly shorter because you’ll find the best candidates more quickly! This leaves you with more time to actually do your job.
Since recruiting agencies help pre-screen individuals, you are more likely to retain individuals hired through an agency because you’ll know the individual is competent. You don’t have to worry about hiring them, realizing they’re missing a much-needed skill set, and then having to fire them.
Of course, there is still a chance the individual could decide to leave on their own. If you find your new hire walking out the door, go immediately back to your recruitment agencies. Most agencies have a policy in place where they guarantee an employee will work for your company for a certain amount of months.
If your new hire leaves early, most agencies will either give you a full refund or will find you a replacement.