Four out of five job seekers (84%) will consider a company’s brand before applying for a role. With candidates currently driving the recruitment landscape, it’s essential that your business is seen as an employer of choice.
Therefore, working with a recruitment agency like Search has never been more important. Tailored hiring assistance can help you stand out and recruit exceptional people in such a competitive market.
How recruitment agencies can simplify hiring
You may only have one or two talent acquisition methods at your disposal, especially if you’re a small business. Recruitment agencies work in employment each and every day, meaning they have a range of tools and techniques at their fingertips.
It’s the job of a consultant to get to know your business needs, goals, and objectives. Combining insight into your firm with their industry and recruitment knowledge, they can create a bespoke hiring strategy that focuses on routes they know are likely to bring a return on investment.
Accessing a vast network of candidates
One of the benefits of using a recruitment agency is increased access to top talent. Consultants can tap into databases of qualified candidates, which means they can quickly put forward and place candidates with the skills you’re looking for. For example, at Search, we have more than 320,000 active job seekers in our network.
If you’re looking for a particular specialist, recruiters can use proven candidate attraction methods to reach high-quality professionals that you may not be able to find via traditional channels or on the open job market.
Ensuring high-quality candidate screening
There is inevitably an element of risk when hiring any new member of staff. Recruitment agencies can pre-screen applicants on your behalf, checking their skills, experience, and credentials before you even speak to them.
Depending on your business requirements and operations, this can include everything from interviews and technical assessments to DVLA and sanctions checks.
This pre-emptive approach helps to reduce risks and ensures that only the best candidates are put forward for you to interview.
With an 80% success rate in hiring from the screening stage, we can take care of all your pre-employment needs at Search.
Expertise in industry-specific recruitment
The majority of consultants have recruited for specific industries for a number of years, with many having worked in their chosen field before going into recruitment.
This not only gives them a deep knowledge of their specialism but also a unique perspective where they understand both clients’ and candidates’ needs.
Consultants have their ear to the ground – they’re constantly monitoring trends and local job markets to spot key opportunities. They’re then able to advise and execute the strategies that are most likely to work for your business and people.
Saving time and resources
Finding the right candidate can take time, money, and valuable resources. It may take your team weeks or even months to find the right person, which could significantly disrupt the day-to-day running of your business.
Partnering with a recruitment agency frees your people up to focus on key duties, so targets are met and clients/customers remain happy. You can be safe in the knowledge that your business is continuing to run smoothly and that your growth plans are on track.
When you partner with Search, we take a proactive approach to understanding your strategy, goals, costs, and hiring requirements. For bespoke recruitment support, contact the team today.