Hiring new employees is a costly and time-consuming process for companies of all sizes, one that uses up a significant amount of resources and at the same time rarely offers any guarantees. Employers are well aware of the value of top talent – those people that can drive the business forward and boost the bottom line, and want to see them in permanent positions in their companies. But, this is easier said than done. That is why human resources departments have a tricky task of ensuring a steady flow of continual top talent into the company and that they’ve hired people suited for the job and the company culture. This becomes even more challenging in a bustling jobs market where companies compete for the most experienced and skilled staff.
In most cases, companies need specialist support with their talent searching/hiring strategies. That is why using a recruitment agency to find and attract top talent, and negotiate terms, can take a huge amount of pressure off a company’s shoulders. Partnering up with a recruitment agency can help companies find the people they need to move forward, organize and bring them to interview, and secure their position in the company, all within the budget.
So, what is the actual benefit of a recruitment agency to help hire top talent? This and other questions will be answered in this blog post, so make sure to stick around! Ready to start? Contact CIBR Warriors for the fastest way to qualified employees!
Why Should You Use the Services of a Recruitment Agency?
There are several reasons why any company, no matter the size, should take the opportunity to work with a recruitment agency. Here are a couple of practical advantages:
1. A Recruiting Agency Has the Ability to Identify Talent
The big advantage of a recruiting agency is that they work with both businesses searching for top talent and professionals who are on the hunt for the next big job opportunity. As such, they are ideally positioned to be in the know and operate as a mediator between the two parties. The knowledge a recruiting agency possesses about avoiding hiring an unfit candidate can be quite valuable. Good recruitment consultants know who is looking for a job, how capable they are, and what sort of wage expectations they might have.
Once an employer creates a vacancy and establishes a role criterion, a recruitment agency can start the search for suitable people for the job position. The ideal talent is usually the one who is not actively searching for a career change but would consider it if the right opportunity presents itself. A professional recruitment consultant has a solid network and a clear idea of where to find such people.
Another advantage of using a recruiting agency is its extensive knowledge about particular segments of the job market and the top talent available in specific localities. A recruiting agency will also learn about employers’ goals and requirements, which means they can source top talent who are capable of providing what an employer is looking for.
2. A Recruiting Agency Knows How to Advertise the Role
Sometimes when a company advertises its open job positions, they do not receive applications of the expected caliber. They are looking for an experienced professional with niche skills, but the applications they receive simply don’t hit the target. Usually, this happens because of poor marketing – the top talent they need often don’t even see the advert. And if they’re not aware of the open job position, they can’t apply for it.
The advantage of a recruitment agency is not only in their advertising of open job positions, both online and offline but also in their active search for top talent who can fit the job description. A recruitment agency can directly contact talented people they know, having helped them find a new job before, and invite them to apply for the open job position. Some people might not be actively looking for a career change, but the agency recruiter’s offer could just tempt them.
3. A Recruitment Agency Can Negotiate the Wages
The last thing any company needs is to get to the end of the recruitment process, having found the ideal candidate and made an offer, only to discover they are worlds apart on wage and benefits. Before entering wage negotiations, a recruitment agency can help a company benchmark its wages against other companies in their industry and provide insights on current trends. A recruitment agency can negotiate on behalf of both sides and agree on a mutually acceptable salary package. If both sides are aware of the other’s goals and expectations from the start, there will be a greater chance of sealing the deal.
4. A Recruitment Agency Can Interview Candidates
The advantage of a recruitment agency in this matter is that they can perform interviews on an employer’s behalf, saving them time and money. A recruitment consultant will first conduct a candidate screening to start the process of narrowing down the qualified candidates. This will allow them to learn more about the potential candidates on their shortlist and eliminate any unsuitable people from the process. They will also conduct background checks of candidates invited to interview, relieving the company’s HR department from this obligation. During the final round of interviews, a recruitment agency can also advise which interview questions to ask and which to avoid.
5. A Recruitment Agency Can Deliver Temporary Employees
By using the services of a recruitment agency, companies can increase or decrease their employee levels as needed. They can deliver professionals for permanent roles, but also employees suitable for temporary positions (16 million temporary employees are hired every year). Companies may need emergency cover for their absent employee, or they may need additional staff for a specific project that’s getting underway. A recruiting agency can easily find employees willing to start the work almost immediately, meaning there is no time wasted getting these people up to speed.
6. A Recruitment Agency Can Offer Industry Insight
Another advantage of a recruiting agency is they spend every day working to provide staffing solutions for businesses across various industry sectors, from financial services, interim management, and finance and accounting to technology and office administration. Because of it, agencies have substantial expertise and job market insight (locally, nationally, and internationally), which companies can tap into as they plan their recruitment strategy. Recruiting agencies understand employers’ needs, their expectations of candidates, and the impact of supply and demand on the jobs market overall. This means that recruiting agencies are ideally situated to help companies make educated decisions, which can only positively impact their bottom line.
Companies don’t have to do it alone when it comes to hiring. A good recruiting agency will make sure the candidates they are recommending have all the required qualifications, skills, and talent to get the job for the position they are applying for. Aside from this, a recruiting agency will ensure that their potential candidate can work properly as well as efficiently in the company.
Hundreds of new candidates are looking for job openings every day, and CIBR Warriors are there to help you find the right one for you. For more help on advancing your career or finding a perfect candidate in IT and Cybersecurity, contact us. We’d be happy to answer your questions and provide you with the best advice for getting started.