Being able to identify talent
One of the main advantages offered by recruitment agencies is they work with both professionals searching for career opportunities and employers looking for talent. Therefore, they are in the ideal position to know what is going on and work as an intermediary between these two parties. Recruitment consultants often possess very valuable knowledge about how to avoid hiring bad candidates. They are also aware of who is searching for a job, what their capabilities are, and the salary expectations that people have.
After a vacancy has been created by an employer and new role criteria have been established, a recruitment agency can begin to search for suitable individuals for this position. An ideal candidate is frequently someone who is not actively searching for a new position but is open to the right opportunities. Recruitment consultants have strong networks and know where to find these people.
Another benefit that comes with working with a recruitment agency is they have extensive knowledge of various individual job market segments and what talent is available in specific locations. They also find out what the employers’ goals and requirements are. That means talented individuals can be sourced who are capable to do the job well. If you are looking for a high-quality recruitment agency then I would recommend that you take a look at The Recruitment Lab.
When vacancies are advertised by employers, sometimes they do not get applications that meet the calibre they are looking for. They are searching for experienced candidates who have niche skills. However, the CVs that they get miss the mark. Poor marketing is often the cause. The advert is simply not seen by high-calibre individuals. If they don’t know that the opportunity exists, they cannot apply for the position.
Recruitment agencies will not only advertise vacancies – on high street as well as online – but they will also actively search for professionals who match the job description and meet the requirements. Recruitment consultants know talented individuals that they can get into direct contact with, since they have helped them find jobs previously, and they can be invited to apply for the new role. Some professionals may not be actively looking to change positions but could be tempted by your vacancy.
The last thing that employers want to do is complete the recruitment process after finding their preferred candidate and make them a job offer and then discover that you are far apart in terms of benefits and salary. Before salary negotiations are entered into, a recruiter can help you with benchmarking salaries compared to other businesses within your industry. They can also provide you with such valuable resources as the Robert Half Salary Guide that offers insights into current trends. Also, recruitment agencies actively place talented candidates as well as negotiate salaries during the hiring process. They are able to negotiate for both of the parties involved and agree on a remuneration package that is mutually acceptable. If both parties know what the other’s expectations and hopes are from the very beginning it will help to ensure that there is a good chance of closing the deal.
When a recruitment agency is used to interview clients, the interviews can be conducted on the behalf of the employer, which can save both money and time. First, a recruitment consultant will conduct a candidate screening – possibly over the phone – to get the process started of narrowing the applicants down. They will learn more about the people on the shortlist, and in the process eliminate any unsuitable individuals. Background checks will also be conducted by the recruitment agency on candidates they have invited for an interview, which means the employer’s HR department will not need to do it. A recruitment agency during the final interviews can advise the employer on what interview questions should be asked.