Here are some of the most common myths about recruiting agencies and why you need to dig deeper.
According to The Undercover Recruiter, these are the top 3 recruiting agency myths, debunked.
1) “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.
2) “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.
3) “They don’t work…”:
A recruiter isn’t a magician, and if you don’t put in the effort then even the best agency in the world isn’t going to make a match. If you’re a job seeker, you can still bomb interviews or otherwise turn off an employer. As an employer, maybe you don’t really know what you’re looking for or your hiring team has a penchant for not making the best matches.
However, a good recruiting agency will know if you’re really ready to fill a vacancy or not. If you’re not, then they’ll let you know steps that should be taken before they’ll accept the task. A recruiter wants the same thing you do: the perfect fit for the position, and they won’t compromise just to make a quick fee. Everyone should be happy with the result as this is a symbiotic relationship.
Side note, Crawford Thomas Recruiting is a nation-wide recruiting and staffing firm, famous for exceeding client’s expectations regarding, time to fill open positions, value, and quality of candidates. Our success has been in but not limited to the functional areas of Sales, IT, Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Operations, Management and HR. Crawford Thomas Recruiting is proud to service clients ranging from Start-Ups, Members of the INC 5000, and the Fortune 500.
Thank you to Larry Alton of The Undercover Recruiter for the useful insight on this topic. View the original Article here