Many people believe a company’s most important asset is its people. Although finding and hiring the right people is an essential element of every company’s ongoing operations, many companies lack the internal capacity to engage the process effectively and efficiently. If you’ve ever wondered why successful companies turn to a recruiter for help, below are four reasons often cited by those who do so.
Accessing Top Talent When Companies Can’t Find it on Their Own
In a tight labor market, companies need a way to attract top talent, which can be both active candidates and passive candidates – the latter being the people who aren’t actively seeking a job change and won’t respond to postings about open positions. The most talented candidates may fall in the passive category, and recruiters have developed ways to tap into these passive pools of talent. A recruiter can also increase the number of active candidates in a company’s search for top talent and draw in highly qualified candidates from company competitors. If your company’s internal recruitment resources are limited, working with a recruiter can bypass such constraints to help you find the talent you need. All of this is possible thanks to a recruiter’s strong network of candidates and industry referrals.
Tapping into Recruitment Expertise
Successful recruiters have developed specific skills that lead to better hires. They understand how to identify good candidates from bad ones, are less likely to lose the best candidates during the process, can help you better define what is you’re looking for, assist in writing more effective job descriptions, sharpen your interviewing skills, and even help you prepare an offer, thereby paving the way to a successful acceptance. Each of these elements represent potential obstacles on the hiring journey, but a good recruiter can guide you through all of them.
When a company wants to fill a position without broadcasting it to the world through job postings and advertisements, partnering with a trusted, skilled recruiter is often the best option for conducting a confidential hiring process. Recruiters know how to quietly tap into their candidate networks to conduct a search with confidentiality and discretion.
Working with a recruiter can help a company reduce the amount of time it takes to make good hires. After all, the recruiter has developed a candidate network over time and possesses the dedicated resources and expertise to conduct the process more efficiently than most companies could do on their own.
These are the primary reasons successful companies use a recruiter for assistance in the hiring process. Recruitment today is a complex, difficult, multi-faceted task that must be handled strategically. Working with a qualified professional who is focused on finding the talent your company needs to grow and thrive is an important business decision. If it’s time for your company to work with a recruiter, contact Mack Recruiting to set up an exploratory consultation.