Why Do Businesses Use Recruitment Agencies?

Why Do Businesses Use Recruitment Agencies?

Recruitment agencies are gaining popularity amongst employers. Once seen as a luxury, professional recruiters are increasingly popular for businesses of all sizes in a wide range of sectors. Read more about how they can save you time and money when finding new staff.

Access to the benefits of a recruiter’s market knowledge

By using a recruitment agency, you open your business up to knowledge you would only hold by working in the recruitment industry yourself. With a wealth of expertise and experience, a recruitment agent is far more likely to ensure successful hiring of the very best workers, because professional recruiters will know how to help your job advert gain attention, as well as how to attract the right kind of candidate for your company.

Save precious time

By going through an agency, you are freeing yourself from the time-consuming process of screening candidates and sorting those with potential from the unsuitable. Additionally, you will likely fill positions at a faster rate because recruitment agencies already have a book of candidates they can call upon, ensuring a much quicker turnaround.

Reduce stress

It can be incredibly stressful to source new staff at short notice. Busy periods such as Christmas, as well as covering sickness etc, can cause a lot of grief for companies needing staff quickly. Recruitment agencies can take on this burden for you, releasing you of this stress and allowing you to concentrate on your business.

Help with salary benchmarking

If you’re unsure how to benchmark a salary for a position you would like to advertise, a recruitment agency can use its expert knowledge to help. Although you have in-depth knowledge of the industry you are in, it is the recruiters who have specialist knowledge of the recruitment industry as a whole so you can leave the difficult aspects of hiring up to them.

Avoid unwanted publicity

Another potential reason for a company opting to go through a recruitment agency to find new staff, could be that they don’t want to attract attention. High profile businesses may cause a stir when advertising certain roles so by avoiding public job adverts, a firm can ensure discretion and confidentiality is upheld.

Retain recruits

Many recruitment agencies offer to help find a new candidate if a worker leaves a job earlier than planned, or if their employment is terminated. This gives companies assurance that, should a worker not be as perfect for the role as perceived and goes on to leave the company, the business will not be under-staffed for long. Recruitment agencies are often very quick at filling job roles, especially if they need to replace a staff member that they themselves sourced. Agencies have a reputation to uphold, meaning they always strive to find you appropriate staff as quickly as they can.

Recruitment agencies also offer additional financial security when it comes to the retention of new recruits. Most reputable recruiters offer you the assurance that your new employee will stay at your company for a certain period of time (this is usually between 3 – 6 months). If your new recruit leaves the company before the expiration of this guarantee period, or the contract is terminated, recruitment agencies will give you a full or partial refund or, more commonly, find a replacement candidate for no additional charge.

Can Kiwi Recruitment help?

If you are a business in need of staff, or are looking for a job for yourself, get in touch with one of our specialist consultants today by emailing [email protected].

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