A new vacancy becomes available in your business. You’ve had discussions with your leadership team, created a job spec and thought long and hard about the type of person you’d like to fill it. The only question left is how, and where, exactly do you find them?
Recruiting new members of staff can be a time consuming and expensive process, especially for small businesses that do not have the resource to actively search for candidates and screen applications. Add in today’s candidate driven market and it can be more difficult than ever to find the perfect new hire.
Recently more and more businesses are turning to recruitment agencies to provide support during their hiring processes.
Here’s just a few reasons why you should consider working with a recruitment agency on your next role:
1. Save valuable time
Recruiting new candidates takes much more than just posting an advert on your company website and can be a lengthy and time consuming process. Working with a recruitment agency will help to speed up your recruitment process and save valuable time. Your recruiter will actively search for candidates, complete screening and compliance checks and arrange interviews on your behalf.
2. Source quality talent
In today’s candidate driven climate, it can be difficult to find enough candidates with the exact quality and skills you require. This is where a recruitment consultant can become a valuable resource.
Your recruiter will take time to understand your business and requirements and will know how and where to find the most talented candidates. They will be able to consult their current pool of candidates, headhunt and conduct targeted searches on jobs boards to ensure you only receive applications from people who are fit to do your job.
3. Build relationships and act as a key point of contact
Your recruiter will spend time getting to know any potential candidates between sourcing their CV and sending it over to you. They will be able to spend time chatting to the candidate to understand more about their previous experience and what they are looking for in role to gauge an understanding as to whether they would be a good fit for your company.
After an offer has been made a recruitment consultant can help to negotiate salary, arrange compliance and pass over any key information to the candidate about starting. Above all, it is the recruiters job to support both the hiring manager and candidate throughout the whole recruitment process.
4. Reduce the likelihood of a ‘bad hire’
Sometimes a candidate may look amazing on paper and perform exceptionally well in an interview, but once they start working it becomes apparent that they just aren’t a right fit for your company.
Working with a recruitment agency can help reduce potential the extra costs and time caused by recruiting someone who turned out to be an unsuitable fit for your team.
By getting to know your candidate, their long term goals and reasons for applying for your job before they send the CV over, your recruitment consultant can use their experience to help you minimise the risk of hiring the wrong person.
We have recently launched Opus’ first permanent recruitment desk and are looking to work with businesses to support their permanent hiring needs.
Our Permanent Recruitment Consultant, Meg Stevens, has a wide range of experience in recruitment and the public sector and has recently successfully recruited for a number of permanent roles for our clients, ranging from social media officers to procurement specialists.
If you’d like to find out more about how we can support you in your search for the perfect candidate contact us on 03301 242800 or email [email protected].
Click here to view our latest permanent vacancies.