Whether you’re a candidate seeking a new opportunity or an employer looking to gain additional employees, don’t underestimate the effectiveness of a solid recruiting firm.
According to the Undercover Recruiter “A recruiting agency is often employed by the largest corporations because they have the skills, networks and ability to pinpoint the best candidates for the position — and then secure them. However, there are countless rumors swirling about recruitment agencies and some have been around for decades. If you’re in the position of needing to match the perfect candidate to the perfect job, it’s worth taking a closer look at these agencies.”
Here are some of the most common myths about recruiting agencies and why you need to dig deeper.
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“I can recruit myself…”
You certainly can recruit candidates yourself, but have you ever wondered why even enterprises with huge HR departments still work with recruiting agencies? You can get tunnel vision, you have the same network, and it takes a lot of manpower to recruit. Improve your efforts and get more quality candidates quicker.
Recruiting takes two things companies don’t have in excess: A lot of time and specialized skills to dedicate toward just one vacancy. Even if you have an amazing recruitment team and/or HR department, they can’t dedicate the equivalency of a full-time job to filling each vacancy that comes up. A recruitment agency, on the other hand, can.
“They don’t specialize in my industry…”
Actually, you probably can find a recruiting agency in your field and if not, these agencies often cast a wide net and can work wonders whether you’re an SEO professional or a dog groomer. For job seekers, including recent grads. Crawford Thomas Recruiting specializes in nearly all industries. Here is a current list of our openings: jobs.crawfordthomas.com
“They take a huge commission…”
Obviously recruiters get paid for what they do, and if you want the best recruiting agency on your side, that’s going to cost you. However, for candidates it’s totally free and the only person paying is the company that needs to fill a position. Break down the cost-benefit analysis, and ask yourself what the best workers are really worth. In the long run, those commissions aren’t as costly as you think.
“They’re too time consuming…”
A recruiter can’t do all the work for you, and job seekers certainly have to complete profiles, go on interviews and work with the recruiter. There’s a lot of paperwork on the employer’s side as well. However, agencies streamline these processes. After all, it would be a lot more work to do this solo.
However, that’s like comparing making cookies from scratch vs. making them with pre-made dough. As long as the pre-made dough is high quality, it just speeds things up even though there’s a little work involved form your side.
Is a recruiter your magic bullet? Not necessarily, but they can certainly put you on the fast track to a successful recruitment.
This article was written by Larry Alton of Undercover Recruiter
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