In an age of multiple job boards and social recruiting, you would be forgiven for thinking that the death knell is sounding for the recruitment agency. However, using an agency still proves to be very efficient and cost-effective in supporting a business with hiring the right talent at the right time. This means that good agencies are going from strength to strength. Here are the top 10 reasons why your business should be using a recruitment agency…
The recruitment agency consultants visit a business’s premises to get a really good feel for the culture of an organisation. This makes it much easier in establishing what would be the best team fit.
The job advert is professionally written for you using keywords that candidates will search for on search engines. The advert is then advertised for FREE on the agency website, emailed to candidates and pushed to many of its social media channels. Your job advert is seen far and wide!
A recruitment agency will sift through and review hundreds of CV’s, many of which are often not relevant. Having this support in place saves the business a lot of time and effort.
A carefully vetted shortlist of candidates which are all relevant is another way in which an agency will save precious time.
A recruitment agency has access to a rich existing database with thousands of candidates, job boards, and LinkedIn. This gives a wide range of options from which to select the right person for the job. The recruitment consultants are highly skilled in sourcing and reviewing candidates. This means that they are more likely to make the perfect match in terms of skillset, experience and culture-fit. The business benefits from having a long-term successful placement in the business.
Candidates are pre-screened. This means that they have already passed through a number of important checks including – ID and work permissions. The recruitment team will have also established exactly what the candidate is looking for, and the ideal team fit.
Candidate interviews are arranged for the business – FREE. This can be a tricky time-consuming task when attempting to align diaries of a number of people – another time-saving benefit.
The business will only pay if they have a candidate successfully placed in post. No candidate, no fee.
A good agency will give full support for first 3 months in role to ensure bedding in. The recruitment team offer this support to ensure that the successful candidate is able hit the ground running and is set up for success in their new role.
A free replacement/rebate facility is offered by good agencies if the candidate does not work out in their new role. An invaluable benefit so the business is not too heavily impacted whilst a replacement is found.
A great recruitment agency should be able to offer you all of these benefits. At Compass Point Recruitment we offer all this and more. We stand by our commitments to our business clients to offer the very best level of service. So, if you’re not using an agency at the moment or your agency doesn’t offer you all of these benefits – please speak to our team about how we can partner to support your business with its recruitment requirements.