Advantages of Hiring Through a Niche Recruitment Agency
Most firms see recruitment agencies to be an extra pair of eyes in the market place. These eyes are focused on attracting skilled candidates. As a recruitment consultant, ultimately your value proposition is the candidates you can find and present to your client.
But there is a lot more value in utilising a recruitment agency as a part of your recruitment strategy. Here are 5 advantages companies benefit from when they work with a specialist recruitment agency:
Knowledge of the market
The recruiters and their team will be well informed about the market in that sector. They know where to find talent and how to network with them. Recruitment consultants in a sector are also knowledgeable of salaries, career development and hiring issues in an industry. Considering the competitiveness between companies, it is hard to compete to attract the best talent. Niche recruitment agencies are specialised at attracting the best talent in the jobs market in an industry.
There exists two types of candidates: the passive and the selective candidate. The passive sometimes don’t respond to job advertisements. They don’t see themselves as a jobseeker and are too busy to really search for a new job. Recruiters spend time building relationships with skilled personnel in the sector. Over time the recruiter becomes well networked in the industry. Passive candidates are reachable through recruiters in a niche recruitment agency. Even if they aren’t currently seeking for a job, there’s a strong chance that some recruiter will know who they are and how to reach them.
Recruitment Agencies Give You Candidates, Not Applicants
It is exhausting finding good candidate because most applications usually do not become a viable candidates. The recruitment agency will save the client time by managing applications and only presenting the best candidates.
Help with Employer Brand
“Self praise is no recommendation.” Marketing your employer brand is difficult but agencies can promote the benefits & career development potential in your company to candidates.
Filling a Vacancy Quickly
One of the main reasons that companies hire agencies is to fill a vacancy in a short time frame. Recruitment agencies have experience and effective strategies to find qualified professionals quickly. Recruitment companies have a full team dedicated to attracting talent, screening applicants and processing candidates through the interview process and ultimately to hiring with the client.
However, companies will have their own reasons for using recruitment agencies. For many it’s the temporary staffing service. For some it may be a short-term need and for others they may offer a major route to market to access the strong talent that they would otherwise miss out on.
We look at a few different ways employers can attract the best talent to their company in this Blog series. To read our other blogs on this topic click here: How Companies Should Recruit Talent on Social Media