What Am I Missing out on by Not Working with a Recruiter?

Scott Russell DempsterScott Russell Dempster | Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Many people experience a fear of missing out (or FOMO as it’s affectionately called). While it’s usually used to describe social settings, there’s a strain of FOMO that directly affects hiring managers. If you’re responsible for hiring new workers, you may feel apprehensive about the opportunities you’ll lose by forgoing recruitment services. Unlike many strains of FOMO, though, this one is actually valid. 

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Working with a recruiter isn’t right for everyone, but these services usually yield amazing results for clients. Firms usually specialize in specific industries, so they know the exact type of worker that you seek and understand how to attract them. This ultimately leads to better output and more time and money saved. Recruitment firms specialize in delivering flexible, high-quality assistance to agencies, whether they’re looking for a long-term employee or a project-specific worker. 

Fortunately, you don’t have to dwell on what could have been. This article will show you just a few ways in which recruitment firms are making hiring easier for other companies in your field.

Your Hiring Process Will Be Shorter

A short hiring process is usually better than an extended one. Companies that seek independent contractors can’t waste time searching high and low for candidates because they often have to meet tight project deadlines. Even a campaign for a full-time worker can generate unnecessary expenses if it goes on for too long. Still, settling for an ill-fitting employee will ultimately cost more, so there’s no real compromise. 

Unless, that is, you’ve committed to working with a recruiter. Most firms maintain well-curated databases filled with desirable candidates. This cuts down on the time it takes to source clients, which will ultimately save you money without sacrificing quality.

You’ll Attract Better Talent

Most hiring managers are understandably anxious about hiring the best candidate for a job. After all, a mismatched worker can slow down your team’s progress and even affect your output and revenue. When someone coined the adage “one bad apple doesn’t spoil the bunch,” they clearly weren’t thinking of staffing.

Fortunately, you don’t have to put this pressure on yourself. Recruitment agencies network constantly, so they’re always meeting fresh, exciting talent. This even includes top professionals that are working at other firms. The right recruiter can help ensure the employee of your dreams doesn’t end up working for your competitors.

You’ll Prioritize the Right Qualities

Some qualifications are non-negotiable. A worker can’t be a skilled labourer, for example, if he or shedoesn’t possess certain skills. Evaluating a candidate’s soft skills is true test of a hiring manager’s mettle. Applicants may say that they communicate well on their resume, but you’ll only get a taste of that once they come in for an interview. If you don’t judge these traits well, you could end up with a completely inappropriate new hire.

Recruiters know how to judge a candidate’s soft skills, even if their contact is minimal. They hire hundreds of workers each year, and a bad hire can seriously affect their reputation. As a result, they’ve developed a broad set of skills to identify the best workers for your company.

You’ll Make the Most out of Your Brand

You’re a hiring manager, not a publicity agent. You shouldn’t have to promote your organization’s brand, right? 

Wrong. Your company’s reputation and output are more important than you think. Great talents don’t want to work for an agency in low standing, so you need to show applicants why your firm is worth considering. Working with a recruiter ensures that candidates will see your brand in the best light.

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Scott Russell Dempster

Scott is the Communications & Marketing Manager at Ian Martin. His goal in life is to take boring stuff and make it easier to understand. When not pushing pixels around, he can be heard (from great distances) playing the bagpipes.

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