Reasons to work with a recruitment consultancy
Should you handle your next vacancy in-house or should you hire a recruitment consultancy? It’s a common question asked by many employers across a variety of organisations and sectors.
One thing’s for sure, you want to find the right candidate with minimum hassle and fuss and as soon as possible. And that’s where recruitment consultancies come in. Yes, they may be an external supplier, but the benefits they can provide you with are countless. Here are just some of them:
The best, most experienced consultants have their finger on the pulse when it comes to hiring within your sector. They instantly know where to find the available talent and can advise you on salary rates, career expectations, available skill-sets and any hiring challenges. What’s more, they’ll work closely with you, partnering with you and providing you with a window to the best talent within your field of expertise.
As much as you want to find the right person for your role, you still need to be able to focus on your work as much as possible. That’s where recruitment consultancies are a real asset because they do a lot of the groundwork for you. For instance, they’ll filter through the applications, help create a shortlist based on your requirements and deal with all of the correspondence and communications with the candidates throughout the entire process.
Sometimes it can be difficult to find the right type of candidates. This could be because they’re not actively looking or aren’t looking where your adverts are being posted. Either way, a recruitment consultancy with strong, established connections will have an idea of who they are and how to reach out to them.
Sourcing your candidates through a recruitment consultancy, as opposed to posting job adverts, immediately saves you time as you’ll be automatically provided with applicants whose skills, experience and abilities match your requirements. No more having to sift through applications just to find the candidates who meet your criteria and then having to re-advertise when they don’t.
Last, but not least, enlisting the expertise of a recruitment consultancy can save you money in the long run. Rather than having to pay to place job adverts and then subsequently spend valuable time and resource on looking through the applications (that may not necessarily attract the right candidates), you can pay a recruitment consultant with the expertise and insight to efficiently provide you with applicants, who have the right skills for your job.
There are just some of the reasons why employers should choose to use a recruitment consultancy. For more information or to discuss your recruitment requirements with us, call us on 02476 596822.