Finding and hiring the right employees can be time consuming and expensive. Not every recruitment process has a positive outcome and it can be tricky for even the most experienced HR team to find candidates who meet qualification requirements and have the right kind of outlook and attitude to blend well with the culture of the business. The experience and resources of a recruitment agency can change the way that candidates are found, interviewed and hired.
Experience and insight
Recruiters understand their markets down to the last detail, from current trends through to average salary expectations. The process of hiring can be streamlined by working with a recruitment agency team with the market knowledge to help your business target its search. This is as important for large markets as it is for niche roles and sectors.
Seeking out the best candidates
As many businesses quickly discover, attracting the best candidates to interview is a much more proactive task than is often anticipated. It’s simply not possible to find the best talent available by posting a job ad and waiting for the cream of the crop to come to you. Working with a recruitment agency provides instant access to a database of talented candidates nurtured by the agency team. It also means that candidate search is much more focused, making use of the most effective recruitment platforms and all the resources that an agency has in order to track down the most appropriate talent.
A more efficient process
Finding and picking the right candidates requires insight, experience and the ability to constantly review and update selection processes to take account of changes in the market. This is something that recruitment agencies do on a daily basis. Within a business there are other priorities that may mean recruitment becomes a secondary concern, an inefficient process and often less than a priority. Working with a recruitment agency can ensure that recruitment is managed as efficiently as possible, removing the more mundane and repetitive elements from in-house managers and HR so that business input is only required at the critical point. From creating accurate and effective shortlists to providing interview follow up, working with a recruitment agency streamlines the hiring process for businesses looking to maximise their time.
The impact of recruitment on brand perception
A bad experience with a potential employer during a recruitment process will put a candidate off and encourage them to pass this information on to others. Working with a recruitment agency ensures a professional and well directed hiring process that manages candidates properly and ensures that they are not only being vetted and checked but are also better informed about your business and what you do.
Making better matches
Businesses working with recruitment agencies tend to achieve better results when it comes to finding the right candidates for the right roles in a shorter period of time. At 2i we have a wealth of experience in helping businesses to navigate recruitment in a more efficient way – contact our team to find out more today.