There is no doubt that the recruitment process is time-consuming and extremely costly. First, you have to advertise the position online or in the various tabloids and then you have to wait for the applications to roll in. You would think the people would read the job advertisement and specifically the job specification, but many don’t read the fine details and so they apply for a job that they are not even remotely qualified to do. It is then your job to sort through all of these applicants so that you can separate them from the real ones. Once that is done, you need to whittle the numbers down to something a lot more manageable, and then you need to send out letters and emails to invite people to interview. You then have to go through the whole interview procedure until finally, you find someone who you think is the right person for the job and you offer them the position. There is no guarantee however that you’ve got the right person and they may leave your company in less than six months from now.
This is a situation that many employers find themselves in and so if you don’t want to be caught up in all of this then it makes sense to turn to an experienced and professional recruitment agency for your employee needs. At the moment, it is a seller’s market when it comes to employment and so this is made it increasingly difficult to find people to come and work for your business. It is incredibly competitive out there and other companies are looking to hire the same people that you are. To make the whole process easier you can take advantage of the benefits of using a professional recruitment agency.
Surprisingly the best person for the job is probably in full-time employment already, but it’s likely that they are looking for a change and they want to do this privately and so they deal with recruitment agencies. These recruitment agencies know what is going on in the employment arena and know who is currently looking for a new position and they use business technology. This ideal employee would not normally be available to you because you wouldn’t be aware of their current circumstances and they wouldn’t be applying for jobs that you are advertising.
There is no worse feeling for an employer than to go through the whole employment process only to find that the candidate who is perfect for the job once has a lot more money than you are prepared to offer. This is why using a professional recruitment agency is best because they can negotiate on your behalf and so they will only put applicants who are open to the wage package that you are currently offering.
These recruitment agencies can also save you money in the event that you may only need an employee for a short period of time and so they also have a database of people who don’t want to work full-time but are available on a part-time basis.