4 Reasons why you shouldn’t recruit on your own
Recruitment agencies are available to make everybody’s lives easier. Whether you are looking to recruit one, or many members of staff, using a recruitment agency can be extremely beneficial for a number of different reasons. A recruitment agency will do all the hard work, so you do not have to!
Your Recruitment Consultant will be able to provide sterling advice. You will be able to ask questions which you may struggle with if you were to recruit on your own. For instance, salary brackets, benefits packages and job titles. They know all the latest market trends and when the best times are to actually recruit.
A recruitment agency has a broad knowledge of how job descriptions should be written, which responsibilities are of importance and how you will be able to utilise your future member of staff. If you are recruiting for the support for a particular member of staff, or even for a team. You will be able to ask for the advice of the recruitment agency on how best to conquer personality clashes, and which Candidate types would best suit your requirements.
Your Recruitment Consultant will be able to provide honest and detailed feedback from each Candidate following their interviews. This will enable you, as the Client, to be able to gather a better understanding of how the Candidate feels and what they appreciate most about the position. This way you will be able to determine what is most appealing to the Candidate and will help to understand whether the role would be a good fit for them and if it would work well in the long hall.
A good recruitment agency will provide a guarantee period. A guarantee period is put into place where by if a Candidate does not work out how you had hoped, or vice versa, you will be able to go back to the agency for them to provide you with a replacement with no extra cost. It is extremely rare that we experience this requirement at Tiger Recruitment, as our goal is to provide Candidates for the long hall, rather than brief stints within a company.
You will also be guaranteed to receive a shortlist of the best, and most suited Candidates to your wants and needs. Your Consultant will also be willing to take the time and effort to set up all interviews for you, ensuring that each Candidate is prepped and ready for their interview. Your Recruitment Consultant will ensure that each interviewee is going to show up and will ensure that they know the most effective travel route to their interview.
A recruitment agency can also guarantee confidentiality between both yourself, the Client, and the Candidate. Whether the position in mind is for a UHNWI or whether it is a confidential role at your company. A recruitment agency will treat any requirement with discretion. Your company name will never appear on a job advertisement with a recruitment agency, meaning ultimate discretion is achieved.
Candidates rather than applicants
When reaching an interview stage, you will not need to trawl through countless applications trying to find your perfect future staff member. Instead, a recruitment agency will be providing you with Candidates, rather than applicants to a job. You will be able to pick and choose from a shortlist provided by your recruitment agency. Making the interview process far more streamlined and far less time consuming.
When discussing roles with Candidates, a Recruitment Consultant will take the time to brief each person regarding the role. This way, the Candidate knows exactly what to expect, and will have a greater knowledge and understanding of the company and team. By doing this, a Consultant will ensure that only the most interested and enthusiastic Candidates are put forward. Which avoids time wasting later on in the recruitment process.
Most secretarial recruitment agencies will take the time to test each Candidate. They will be required to take testing for Microsoft packages and typing speed. This is extremely common particularly in secretarial and administrational recruitment agencies. As this is done, an agency will be able to assess a Candidates skill set. Ensuring that they are the perfect option for you.
Less work for you, the Client
A recruitment agency will take the time, and effort, to source the best Candidates to fill your roles. Most agencies will meet with their candidates on a 1:1. This way they will be able to understand their skill set, personality and experience. By doing this, they will be able to provide the best fit of Candidate to you, the Client. They will not just send forward Candidates if they are interested, they will appreciate your requirements and will consider this when working on each individual role. The reason for this is so that when a Candidate is taken on as a member of staff, they will be able to hit the ground running and work to their best of their ability, achieving the high standards you require.
Using a recruitment agency when hiring temporary members of staff is very efficient. A recruitment agency will have a pool of excellent temporary workers which they will be able to provide to you at very short notice. Rather than taking the time to interview each Candidate yourself, you will be able to put your trust in an agency to provide top tier Candidates quickly and efficiently.
You could also save a significant amount of money when advertising through a recruitment agency. Rather than taking the time, and financial effort in posting advertisements online, in newspapers, and on other media platforms. Your recruitment agency will be able to advertise on the most effective job posting platforms, which go on to attract the highest calibre Candidates to your job.
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