Many businesses are reluctant to hire recruitment firms when they need to find new employees, because they assume it costs a lot and isn’t worth the extra money. In fact, many businesses assume they can do equally as good a job themselves, flying solo, than if they pay for someone to do it for them instead. But in reality, there are many things a recruitment firm can offer you that you can’t accommodate as a manager or owner.
- Specific Industry Requirements
Hiring a new employee is hard enough, with large demands on your time and resources and often taking a lot longer than you expect. This is made more difficult, however, when you have to search for an employee while following specific industry rules, such as with PERM advertising requirements in the Bay Area. Working with a recruitment firm is the most efficient way to address this issue. Not only do you not have to worry about making sure your advertisements meet these standards, but you also don’t have to deal with the onslaught of applications that comes with it — many of which won’t meet the stipulations and you will have to weed through and get rid of.
- Candidate Filtering
How much time do you waste going through job applications and resumes that are submitted from individuals who do not meet the job description or interviewing people who aren’t at all what they say on paper? Not to mention, the waste of time and money if you end up hiring someone, only to realize after that they were not a good fit at all and aren’t going to work out for the position. When you work with a recruitment firm, they take care of all of this and present you only with ideal candidates for the position, not applicants.
- Specialized Expertise
Just like you as a business owner have expertise, skills, and knowledge in your field, so too do recruitment agents. Each recruiter is specifically trained in their craft and fully qualified to do what they do best: find the best employee for your company. They know how to craft advertisements that bring in the right talent, they know how to search for the ideal candidate amidst a field of many who may be qualified, and they know how to make sure that you aren’t getting someone who isn’t capable of doing what they say they are. Not to mention, a recruiter is up to date on industry knowledge and when chosen correctly, is likely an expert in the field where you are seeking to find an employee.
If saving time and money, while still getting the best employee is at the top of your list, perhaps you should ask yourself why you aren’t already working with a recruitment firm?