More and more companies of all sizes are working with recruitment and staffing agencies to fill their vacancies, and getting great results. Here’s why. 

It used to be that a company’s HR staff were primarily responsible for sourcing, interviewing, and hiring the best talent. Today, most companies have HR teams that do that job, as well as providing new hire orientation and training, developing staff policy and procedures, administering workplace benefits, and even assisting with conflict resolution and dispute investigations. It’s no wonder that these departments are often busy and stressed, pulled in multiple directions during the day. 

It goes without saying that working with a recruiting firm saves your staff time, which is reason enough to do it. But there are a lot of other great reasons that recruitment agencies are a great choice for most companies. 

5 Reasons Companies Love Using Recruitment Agencies

  1. Talent sourcers fill your talent pipeline. Most internal hiring processes are optimized for making the best choice for your company when choosing between candidates. But what if you simply aren’t getting the candidates your company needs, to make those smart choices? Most HR departments don’t have the capacity, tools or expertise to fill your talent pipeline when you aren’t getting the applicants you need. 
  2. Recruiters advocate for you. A recruitment agency will work hard to make a good match, advocating for your company and persuading candidates that you are the right fit for them. 
  3. Recruiters have a deeper reach. According to recent studies, as many as 73% of people who are currently employed and not looking for a new position, would still be willing to hear a new offer. Recruitment agencies have broad networks and good relationships with talented people who may not be reading your job listings, helping to contact passive candidates that most HR staff do not have access to. 
  4. Specialized recruiters speak the candidate’s language. Most companies have HR personnel that are specialized and trained in human resources. When hiring for specialist roles, HR staff may not be familiar with the day-to-day details of the work, or have the experience to evaluate a candidate’s qualifications. A recruitment firm is familiar with the specific responsibilities of the role, and may be better able to evaluate candidates. 
  5. Working with a recruiting company enables more accurate tracking. This may seem like a small thing, but if your staff is multi-tasking throughout the day, it can be hard to get accurate data about exactly how much time and expense is required to fill certain positions. Treating it as a business expense allows companies more insight into their investment, for improved insights into their data and investment. 

How to Choose a Recruitment Firm

When choosing a recruiting agency, here are the key things to look for:

  • A large network. A good recruitment firm will have a wide range of contacts within your industry. They will be able to reach out and contact potential candidates who may not be reading your job listings. 
  • Industry and/or role-specific knowledge. Your recruitment firm should be experts in your industry, functional area or in the product category. They should be able to talk to hiring managers and candidates in their own language, understanding various functions, relevant technologies, industry terminology, and work experience. 
  • Variety of contracts and services to meet your needs. No one-size-fits-all solution is best for every company and every vacancy. Look for a recruiting firm that offers a range of services that can flex to meet your needs.

If you are ready to save time and enjoy all the benefits of working with a recruitment firm, contact us. Grapefrute is an expert recruiter for the life-sciences and FMCG industries, and our years of experience and flexible service options enable us to be an effective partner for companies large and small.