If you are new to job advertising and hiring recruitment agencies, you may be a little nervous about the whole process. After all, you don’t want to end up with the wrong candidate for the job who is going to end up costing you money instead of making you money, and you also don’t want to end up with the wrong firm!
It is important to know that in a lot of cases, recruiting agencies are specialized in certain areas and most proficient at finding candidates within specific job industries. This does not mean that they can’t find candidates in other industries, but it means they very much have their finger on the pulse of that industry, including everything from knowledge about the industry and current standards to knowing important names and businesses within the field. To maximize your employment success, try to respond to advertising in the Bay area by recruitment firms that are specialized in the industry or niche that you are looking for.
Taking Their Job
Here’s the thing: you are hiring a specialized firm to do the work of finding you a new employee so that you don’t have to. So let them do the work! Send the firm the information they request about your company, the position, and your culture, and then stand back and let them get the job done. Micromanaging the hiring, by making suggestions, sending through where to search for candidates and offering names of people and companies to look at is all time not well spent on your part – and quite distracting to the time of the agent you have hired.
When recruitment advertising firms post jobs in the Bay area, there are regularly a flood of applications that come in. That doesn’t mean however, that a single one of those is the right candidate. In fact, one of the most coveted reasons to hire an agent is because they get you the right candidate and are good at sorting through resumes that are not applicable to you or are a waste of your time. With that in mind though, if you want that high caliber of service and to end up with the optimal employee on the other end, you have to be patient. The agent will do everything they can to speed up the process, but you calling them every day to ask if they have found you someone yet isn’t helping the process.
Committing to working with a recruiting agency is a big step for your company, because it means you are putting your trust in them to find you a candidate. It can seem daunting, and like a big demand, but remember, this is what these people are trained to do. If you respond to agencies that are seeking new companies to work with, and you are careful about who you select, there is no reason to believe they don’t have your best interest at heart. Trust that this is true, trust that they know what they are doing, and trust that they will get you the best person for the job. And then let them get to work!
While it can seem intimidating to hand over such an important process to someone other than yourself or your employees, working with a specialized firm is one of the best things you can do for your business.