Choosing a recruitment consultant is a really difficult job, especially when the job you have to fill is so important. It can be difficult considering letting someone else take charge of this for you, but the benefits most definitely outweigh the negatives in this instance. If you’re filling a specialist position you need a truly skilled person who fits into your company culture and you need them fast. If you’re filling lots of positions that aren’t as skilled, it’s still just as important to find the right consultants, because you’re letting people into your business, and every person counts, no matter what their job is.
Because of this pressure to get the right candidate or candidates, many businesses end up taking on the role of recruiter themselves. Unfortunately, this can be a huge waste of time and money, and can result in disastrous consequences.
Here are some reasons to let a recruitment consultant find the right person for your business:
You might think it’s a quick and simple job advertising on a jobs board to get some candidates lined up, but how many of those candidates will be right for the job? And how long will it take you to go through all those applications and find suitable candidates? And how long will it then take you to interview those candidates and get the right person trained up and ready? Is your screening process as efficient as the recruitment consultants? Do you have the same contacts. It really doesn’t bear thinking about which is why it’s worth simply outsourcing the recruitment to someone who knows what they’re doing and how to deliver results, fast.
The contacts your recruitment consultant has will be much better than the ones you have, or can find in time. When you find the right agency for your needs, you simply have to explain to them exactly what your needs are and they will be able to refine a list of excellent candidates for you to peruse. There’s no messing around in this business and recruitment consultants know that. So you can expect to get a higher calibre of candidate from them and a better screening process than you offer as well.
Maintaining the Candidate
When you hire a candidate yourself you then need to get them set up and potentially trained in their job role. This can be time consuming. If they aren’t the right fit for the job, you then have to go through the whole recruitment process again. The maintenance can be tiring and expensive. When you hire a recruitment consultant they won’t just find you one candidate fit to start the job right now, they will find you several. So you won’t have to do much training in the first place, and if that person isn’t right the agency will have a replacement for you quickly.
Taking the Pressure Off
If you’re in a position where senior management has asked you to recruit, there’s a lot of pressure on you to bring the right people into the company. Why not seek help to do this? It’s a lot less pressure letting a professional do the job for you, and it will benefit the business because it is quicker and more efficient and senior management are much more likely to be pleased with the candidates chosen.