How recruitment agencies have got your back

‘People are the lynchpin to a business’s success, and if you do not get that right, then organisations are unable to move forward, grow and innovate.’

Recruitment is a daunting process. It can be either in-house or through an external recruitment agency. The choice about how you recruit is completely up to you. With the unemployment rate higher than ever, recruitment is now not only hard but competitive as well. The best candidates are amongst the crowd of active job seekers. These candidates might not be actively looking for jobs. So, posting an open role on job boards is not enough. To attract the best candidates, you need to create a great candidate experience. You will need to create a job advert that stands out, promote it on job boards and social media as well as build a career site. Once you have attracted the candidates, you need to convince them to apply. You then need to spend time filtering the applications to find the qualified candidates you require and want to hire.

Recruiting new talent using in-house resources can work very well. But, if you do not have a dedicated in-house recruiter, other members of the team will need to take on this task instead. The extra workload may not be suitable for your business. Even with a dedicated team of consultants, you may struggle to reach the right candidate. Your resources may not be as extensive as headhunter’s, therefore, this is why and where the recruitment agencies, such as ABL Recruitment enter and are sure to have got your back with all your bases covered.

The aim of a recruitment agency is to help an employer find and hire top talent for their company. It is important you find the right recruitment agency for your business and roles. Many employment services specialise in a certain industry, so it is a good idea to see what they offer. At the same time, try not to use too many platforms of this kind. One genuine consultancy should be enough to help you hire the right contender for the job and this is how they make sure to have got your back.


Faster Hiring Process

Using a recruitment agency can speed up the time that it takes to find a new employee. When using such service, you provide them with details about the role as well as the hiring time.

Since the recruitment agency is already set up, you will not need to attract and shortlist candidates. Its services are responsible for the handling of the whole operation which will save you a lot of hassle. Once you have briefed the agency about your available role, they will deliver the shortlisted few candidates for your consideration. These agencies already have a vast database of talent, so you will gain access to this network very quickly.

Also, as an employer, it is great to have someone communicating with the potential future employee throughout the hiring process. By using a recruitment agency, you can concentrate on more important things.


Get access to a larger pool of top candidates

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to recruitment; it takes time, resources, and the knowledge to try out different strategies. Recruitment agencies already have a huge head start, set up with the following:

· Job Boards – Because they are constantly recruiting, agencies can negotiate great value and long-term contracts with job boards across the UK – getting your advert in front of the right people, pretty much immediately.

· Talent Pipeline – Candidates will track down and register for organisations that have a good reputation within the industry. A recruitment agency will already have a network of engaged, skilled and friendly candidates to approach with your active role.

· Passive Candidates – It takes skill, confidence, and experience to approach passive candidates and persuade them to consider a role – using different mediums, including (but not limited to) social media, email, and the telephone.


Market Knowledge

It is a recruitment consultant’s job to keep up to date with the latest news, developments, and current affairs in the industry they are recruiting for. This is where niche agencies excel. Such insight will enable them to guide you through the entire process, advising you of any changes that might affect your operation.

For example, an agency will be able to help you with the salary benchmarking. They will know what the ‘going rate’ is right now, whether there is a skills shortage or candidate surplus and how this might affect your chances of recruiting.

Thus, the recruitment agencies not only have your back but also allows you and your employees to free up time and monetary resources to help drive the business forward.


ABL Recruitment team

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