Do you want to add more members to your workforce? As businesses grow, the need to add more workers in more roles is almost inevitable. But recruitment can often be complicated, and it is almost always sensitive. A bad hire is a bad hire, regardless of whether the business may follow a decentralized or centralized hiring model. And if human resource management is not part of your core skill set you may struggle to find the right person for a role in an efficient way.
But don’t worry. Supplementing or replacing your in-house hiring with a good recruitment agency is almost always a good idea. The right recruiting partnership could help you source and hire better talent than you could manage on your own. Here are some key benefits to leveraging the expertise of a professional staffing agency:
Fill Open Roles Faster
The single biggest advantage to using a third-party recruiter is a better chance of filling an open role quickly. Professional recruiters offer staffing services all year round. They know all the right places to target to source candidates for a specific role. All you have to do is inform them of the role and job requirements. They should be able to source, vet, and qualify several candidates for your approval. This comes in particularly handy when recruiting in high volumes.
Gain Access to Larger Talent Pools
Another key benefit that comes from working with professional recruiters is access to a larger talent pool. Your in-house recruiters may have their own pipelines. But a recruiting firm will typically have a much larger and more diverse pool of talent. This allows them to locate almost any kind of candidate you need with far greater ease.
Get Help with Specialized Hiring
Specialized hiring can often be challenging for a general recruiter. Roles involving IT, engineering, or technical skills may be far outside the scope of the average HR professional’s experience. This places in-house recruiters at a disadvantage since they cannot always assess technical capabilities accurately. This increases the chance of a bad hire, and given the sensitivity of a specialized role, this could be disastrous. On the other hand, professional recruiters often have access to specialized talent that can meet your needs. Moreover, specialized recruiters will have better ways to assess technical capability and reduce the chance of a bad hire getting through the vetting process.
Get More Efficient Use of Hiring Spend
Hiring on your own involves handling the entire process in-house. This can usually lead to inefficient spending on your hiring budget. On the other hand, working with a recruiting agency allows you to get better use of the same budget. Since they can source and supply candidates very quickly, you’ll be able to fill open roles much faster. And the right agency can also help you ensure the rate of bad hires stays as low as possible.
Acquire Talent for Short-Term Projects
Hiring specialized talent is hard enough. But sometimes employers need to hire specialized workers for the short term. This could include a new project meant to last for a year. Or an infrequent overhaul of your business IT infrastructure. It can be very hard to source quality talent for short-term roles. But staffing agencies can help you locate consultants, contract-to-hire workers, and even temps for certain specialized roles.
Leverage the Hiring Agency’s Expertise
If you run an IT business, you would want your customers to rely on your expertise. After all, IT is the bread-and-butter of your business. In the same context, you should be able to place more trust in a hiring firm’s expertise in locating good talent. These firms offer staffing services day in and day out. It is how they earn profits. So you can be sure that they will deliver. In order to stay sustainable and competitive, they will do their best with every role you want them to fill.
Spend Less on Reaching Relevant Candidates
Another big advantage that comes with professional recruiting agencies is the ease with which you can reach relevant candidates. A new business starting out in a new location may not have a good understanding of what areas to target. On the other hand, the recruitment agency would already know what channels will have the most relevant candidates. They can quickly reach out to them and save you a lot of wasted effort discovering those channels through trial and error.