Hiring a new employee is a time consuming yet vitally important process. When you have a busy company and an open position within it, the task of finding your new employee may be met with a feeling of dread. There will be hours spent sorting through resumes and interviewing candidates, which means time taken away from other pressing matters that keep your business functioning. If you cannot afford to lose the time that you will need to put into the hiring process, then it is time to consider using a recruiting agency to help you with your hiring needs.
Benefit #1: Time Saved
In business, time is money and a recruiting agency is a time saver. An agency saves you time because they take care of the beginning steps of the hiring process. In today’s economy there is an increased amount of job seekers due to cutbacks at many companies. That means that if you were to post a job opening on the traditional job boards, chances are you will receive hundreds of resumes and applications for a single position. Of the hundreds of applicants, a significant amount will not be qualified or will simply not be right for the job. Finding the right applicants to interview will take a great amount of effort. Outsourcing this responsibility to a recruiting agency with a reliable record of successful placements will save you time.
Benefit #2: Access to the Best
In addition to sorting through submitted applications, a recruiting agency will also have access to the best talent available. This includes access to talent that is currently employed elsewhere. These qualified individuals can work discreetly with a recruiting agency when they are looking for a new challenge and opportunity. Recruiting agencies have their own database of qualified applicants that they can pull directly from. Therefore, when you discuss your requirements with them for your open position, they may have candidates for you to interview within 24 hours.
Benefit #3: The Screening Process
The screening process when hiring has several layers. You need to run background checks on potential employees, follow up with references and conduct preliminary interviews to make sure the candidate matches the promises they make on their resumes. Again, these are vital steps that just take up time when you are conducting them on your own. A recruiting agency will see to it that these steps are taken care of before you meet anyone for your own interviews. You will feel assured that anyone you meet has already passed these tests.
Benefit #4: Peace of Mind
A good recruiting agency is going to have a proven track record of finding the right employees for the job. When you meet with their narrowed down choices, you can feel more confident with your final hiring decision. Choosing the wrong employee to work for you can cost you even more time and money down the line. Working with a recruiting agency will help make your decision feel more assured.
Benefit #5: Relationship
Once you have developed a relationship with a recruiting agency that you trust, your future hirings will go even more smoothly. The agency will be aware of the qualities that it takes to make the right fit within your company and what you expect from them. The next time you have an available position, you can fill it quickly and satisfactorily.