Raise your hand if you are hesitant to work with a recruitment firm because you just don’t think it is the right choice for you and your company. If that’s the case, you aren’t alone. In fact, many businesses hold off on hiring a recruitment agency for quite some time before they take the plunge. Chances are however, that your resistance is because of some of these common myths, and there is no need to be concerned!
Myth: Any Firm can Advertise PERM Jobs
When it comes to seeking candidates for PERM jobs, there are very specific advertising requirements in the Bay area, and only after being granted permission and certification can recruitment firms advertise for this category of jobs. When you are looking for a firm who can advertise for these jobs for you, be sure to check and make sure they meet the requirements and are certified to do so before you hire them.
Myth: It is Expensive to Work with a Recruitment Firm
Many people are turned off from working with a recruitment firm because they think it is costly and expensive, and not a good use of company money. Realistically however, while it may be an upfront cost to work with a recruitment firm, the long term savings are impressive. Not only do you not have to pay your staff to carry out the interviewing and hiring processes, but you also save money because you are far more likely to get a top performing candidate who is going to stay on in the position and be able to offer increased benefits to your company.
Myth: Only Large Scale Companies Work With Recruitment Firms
It is a common belief that because recruitment firms are expensive (see above), only large companies with a large hiring budget can afford to work with them. Don’t be fooled however, as this is definitely not the case. In fact, recruitment firms can be very beneficial for small businesses, as they are able to offer the business increased exposure, do some networking on their behalf, and just generally increase awareness about the company.
Myth: PERM Jobs Aren’t Available Through Recruitment Firms
This common misconception stems from the fact that PERM advertising requirements in Bay area are very strict, and it can sometimes be difficult for recruitment firms to be approved based on these standards. That means that there are not necessarily a lot of firms advertising said jobs, and once you do find one, you are likely working with individuals who are very skilled and experienced in finding strong PERM employees.
Don’t let perceived expense, or company size deter you from finding a recruitment firm to work with. Indeed, with all they can offer, it may be the best decision you can make!