If you have a vacant position at your company, like anyone you want to hire the best available candidate for the job but also like any other business you may not have the time to wade through applications to find someone with the needed experience and qualifications. You need to concentrate on your day-to-day operations instead. Consequently, hiring a recruitment agency to search for qualified candidates to fill your open position should be considered and below are advantages to doing so.
1. Saves time
The hiring process can take up an incredible amount of time as you are obligated to post the vacancy, screen resumes and compare them against experience and qualifications required, interview candidates, and check in with references. This can take a lot of time away from other duties you have.
A recruitment agency can look after all of these steps for you except for the actual interview. After you hire the recruitment agency to fill the vacant position you have, you can assume your regular responsibilities that will benefit your business. When the time for the interviews come, you can rest assured that all candidates that you will be interviewing will be qualified and would have been screened appropriately.
2. Qualified candidates only
When someone graduates college or university or someone is looking to change occupations, it is common for them to make contact with a recruitment agency who can act as a broker between them and companies looking to fill open positions. As a result these agencies have access to resumes of potential employees that could have just the skills and experience you are looking for.
If you have a specialized position to fill, you can provide a copy of the job posting with all of the qualifications you require or verbally inform the recruiter of your needs. For a financial job, the finance recruiter will compare your specified needs to the pool of candidates registered with their agency. This results in a list of the best potential people to interview, ensuring that you are indeed considering the best possible potential employees available.
3. Market Knowledge
As the head of a company, you obviously know a thing or two about running a successful business, but you may not be aware of the process regarding finding the best candidates for open positions that you may have. A recruiter that you hire is knowledgeable about methods to find the most appropriate employees to work at your company. As mentioned, candidates like working with recruitment agencies that have stellar reputations and will register with them to increase their chances of securing employment. Recruitment agencies usually have agreements with popular job boards because they use them regularly.
The vacancies that recruiters post are usually given more attention and made so they are noticed easier. This will result in an increase in applicants for your open vacancy but only the most experienced and qualified will reach your desk since the recruitment agency will still look after the screening of resumes through these job boards.
4. Help to fill difficult vacancies
While you usually have no difficulties securing a list of possible candidates to fill open positions, some are easier than others. Sometimes a position may be harder to fill because the job may seem undesirable to candidates or people do not feel they have the skills required to even be considered.
Recruitment agencies have databases of people searching for work, once they get an idea of what kind of person the company is looking for they can analyze potential applicants to see if they possess the qualities requested. If the recruiter finds qualified people they can then contact the person with specifics about the job to determine whether they are still looking for employment and if they would be interested in filling the open position.