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Advantages of Having Recruitment Consulting Agency

By - Mintskill
14 Jun 2020 06:07 PM

We all know that the basic purpose of an HR consulting and recruitment agency is to help job seekers find new roles, while helping companies find the perfect person for their open positions. Unfortunately, very few people realize all the other benefits that come with using a agency. Partnering with a recruitment agency can be highly beneficial not only to your hiring managers but to your company as a whole.

1.  Faster Hiring

Using a reputed hiring and HR Consulting company can reduce your time to hire. A recruitment agency can find candidates much faster. They have a vast talent pool in database, a network of connections to leverage, and access to expensive systems that help locate people with those hard to find skills you are looking for. This means that the only people that agencies submit for your review are those that fit the criteria of your job. All of this helps shorten your time to hire.

2.  Market Knowledge

Through their conversations with both clients and candidates, the recruiters will be able to get knowledge about the sector they work in. This means that they are often able to provide you with valuable insight about potential market, competition. In fact, this is a crucial part of their job. When you use a HR Consulting and recruitment agency you gain access to their knowledge of salary rates, available skill sets, candidate expectations, current hiring complexities, and even market trends you may otherwise have not known about.

3.  Recruitment knowledge

As your company grows and changes, your in-house HR team may need to conduct complex process of selection and interviews for positions they are not necessarily familiar with. A recruitment agency has staff that specializes in recruiting for one sector or vertical. This means they often have better knowledge of technical roles and the skills needed for them. They are also able to spot transferable skills others may miss.

4.  Extended reach

Not all the best candidates are actively looking for a new job. Recruitment firms call those passive candidates, and they take a little longer to find. There is a strong possibility their recruiters know who those people are, how to reach them, and more importantly, know how to incentivise them to make a move – another benefit to working with a good agency. Agencies will have access to multiple job boards, Job seekers forum and extended network of job seekers, this increases the reach of potential candidate. 

5.  Specialist 

The biggest advantage of working with a recruitment agency is their specialization in recruitment, writing compelling job description, they can maximise the number of people who apply. An agency can quickly and effectively screen candidates to pick out the strongest candidates early in the process. They work to meet your hiring needs.

6.  Candidate Screening

Agencies often provide only screened candidate, they can also run any psychometric test, aptitude test your company have, this saves lot of your time to screen the candidate before you actually meet them. Some agencies have their own test which they can provide you with little cost. Screening and keeping track of potential candidates from loads of application received can be big task if the positions are multi location, and your internal system might not capable of handling those applications.

7.  Technology for Recruitment.

Many agencies provide services like Video interviews and candidate interview assessment at additional cost, which will be much lesser than setting up on your own. Reputed consultants will have a Client dashboard for their clients to enable them track them hiring pipeline for multiple branches, department and locations.

Good technology enable client, keep track of multiple resumes received, screening pipeline and loads of feedback from hiring managers internally. A good agency will provide with this dashboard so that you need not keep checking your emails and search candidate in mail boxes.

8.  Focus on serving the client

Most of the work a recruiter does before any potential compensation comes from our client. If no candidate is placed, then no fees are charged for work done. This means that they will focus on providing you with the best possible candidates for your open roles – those who are genuinely interested in your company’s job.