1. You Need to Fill a Critical Position *
The number one reason to hire a recruiting firm is that there is an unfilled position critical to running your business. Recruiting firms provide high-quality candidates in a shorter time-frame than an in-house HR department.
2. Best hires *
Recruiting firms have access to the best of the best candidates wherever they may be.
3. Huge Network *
Recruiting firms know where to find talent, how to reach out, communicate, screen and present candidates from any location and background.
4. More than inbound applicants *
Recruiting firms do much more than just rely on job boards and filter through dozens of subpar resumes, they actively search for the best candidates which cuts down on time lost managing underqualified job seekers.
5. Industry knowledge *
Recruiting firms know where to find potential employees and more importantly, they also know the necessary skillsets, salary rates, and career expectations for specific industries and categories.
6. Free your time *
Most recruiting firms offer additional services such as background checks, sourcing candidates, reference checking, and pre-interview screening, all of which free your time.
7. Quality not quantity *
Because the end goal is to hire the most qualified and appropriate candidate, the best-recruiting firms aim to find a loyal employee and will offer longer guarantee periods — typically 3 months.
8. Company representation *
Building a strong relationship with a recruiter helps you attract the best employees as the recruiting firm will promote your company’s culture and employee benefits to potential candidates.
9. Focus *
While your primary focus is running your business, your recruiter’s focus is finding you the best hire. Assigning hiring tasks to an overwhelmed hiring manager or HR department could delay the process and even prove costly.
10. Avoid mistakes *
Hiring the wrong person can be far costlier than hiring a recruiter. Besides the cost of onboarding and training the wrong person, there are significant costs to repeating the process for a replacement and perhaps a decline in employee morale. Recruiting firms are dedicated to finding a candidate with stability.