Why do companies turn to recruitment agencies?
In today’s highly competitive, candidate-driven job market, finding and hiring the ideal job candidate is quite hard. This is why many companies turn to recruitment agencies to help them recruit the right people for their open job positions.
Should you do the same? How can a recruitment agency help you fill your open job positions?
Most common reasons for using a recruitment agency
There are many benefits that come with using services from a recruitment agency.
A good recruitment agency can help you:
Hire candidates faster
There are two main ways in which using a recruitment agency can save your company’s time. First, a hiring process can be quite time-consuming. Using a recruitment agency can help you save your employees’ time.
Second, recruitment agencies are professionals who recruit for living. This is why they probably already have candidates in their applicant pool who are exactly the right fit for your open job positions. This is a great advantage that can significantly shorten the full cycle recruiting process. In other words, you can hire the best candidate much faster!
Hire highly qualified candidates
The second main reason why many companies turn to recruitment agencies is to improve their quality of hire. The main advantage of using a recruitment agency is that most of them are specialized in certain industries or functions, which means they already have a pool of highly skilled candidates at their disposal. Besides, recruitment agencies recruit for living, which means that they have an expertise not only in finding great candidates, but also making sure that these candidates are indeed a great fit for a certain position.
Keep your professional appearance
Some companies, such as startups and small companies, don’t have a dedicated in-house recruiter. These companies lack the expertise and resources to find and hire the best candidates. To ensure that their hiring process is done professionally and effectively, they choose to use the services of recruitment agencies. If you don’t know how to recruit in a highly professional manner, it is best to leave it to experts form recruitment agencies.
Retain your new hires
For many companies, the most important advantage of using a recruitment agency instead of in-house recruiters, is that recruitment agencies offer additional security when it comes to new hire retention. All the best recruitment agencies offer guarantee periods. This means that they guarantee you that your new hire will stay at your company for a certain period of time (usually 3–6 months). If your new hire is terminated or leaves before the expiry of a guarantee period, recruitment agencies will give you a full refund or, most commonly, find a new, replacement candidate for no extra charge.
In short, choosing the right recruitment agency can help you recruit and retain the right people faster and even cheaper!
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