Top 4 reasons why businesses use recruiting firms
When it’s time to scale a business or meet the extra workload demands, business owners or leaders often tackle the search and sourcing for candidates internally because they are reluctant to hand over this task to an external resource. However, before businesses start allocating internal resources, they should consider these four benefits a recruiting firm can provide, beginning with the hiring process.
Access to prime talent
The top tier of candidates is not actively looking for jobs or spending time at online job ads. Instead, they are often being contacted directly by recruiters for job opportunities. Because of this, recruiting firms build a large pool of top-quality candidates to present to businesses.
Most leaders cannot afford to have a role open for too long before it starts to hinder the business’s success. We know too well that this adds stress to employees taking on additional responsibilities once companies scramble to cover workloads. It can take countless hours and weeks for internal recruiters to source job boards; review resumes, contact the applicants, pre-screen, and set up the interviews. Don’t forget the complex tasks of meeting executives’ schedules. When businesses outsource their hiring to recruitment agencies, the firm handles the entire hiring process, which allows employees to focus on operations.
Employees and internal recruiters are routinely asked to fill positions across various departments, which is time-consuming and overwhelming. Recruiters bring the expertise for hard-to-fill positions, something internal recruiters may not be able to dedicate to. Most recruitment agencies specialise within an industry niche; thus, they already will have a pool of highly skilled candidates for you.
“Hire for culture fit!” is a common, widespread habit among many businesses. Businesses want the perfect blend of appropriate skills and a candidate who will match the company’s core values. When internal recruiters hire their own, they often start with a culture fit in mind, but don’t know how to match up candidates because they often lack interviewing proficiency strategically, have not established core values, or lack an overall mission. Alternatively, recruiters are experts in making cultural fits come together for candidates and employers.
Overall, hiring a recruitment agency has a long-term value and positive return on investment. Businesses should learn to understand the importance and service performed by professional recruiters and how much time and stress they will save for internal employees.