Companies don’t want just any candidates when they’re attempting to fill their most important positions. They want the best candidates.
However, hiring those candidates is not an easy proposition. If it was easy, then every company would be doing it. Obviously, every company is NOT doing it.
This is especially the case in the always competitive field of Information Technology. Being able to hire the best and brightest is crucial to a company’s prospects for long-term success and profitability. If you can’t hire the best, then how can you be the best?
With that in mind, below are five reasons why your organization should use a recruiting firm:
As a general rule, superstar candidates do not apply for new employment opportunities through online job postings. In the majority of instances, they’re not even looking for a new job. That’s where recruiters enter the picture. They locate these candidates (if they don’t already have them) and present better employment opportunities to them.
#2—Shorter hiring process
When you can’t find the candidates that you want, it draws out the process. It’s like searching for “a needle in a haystack.” Of course, the longer the position stays open, the more money it’s costing your organization. A recruiting firm locates more qualified candidates more quickly and presents them in a timely fashion, cutting down on the amount of time involved.
#3—Better acceptance rates
Recruiters are able to guide the candidate throughout the entire process. During that time, they’re monitoring the candidate, “taking their temperature,” so to speak. They know what the candidate is likely to accept in the form of an employment offer and what they’re not likely to accept. That information is critical during the offer stage.
#4—A more effective onboarding procedure
Helping to onboard new employees is part of a recruiter’s skill set, and it extends beyond the first day of the person’s employment. They can aid your organization in prepping the candidate for their new position—logistically, professionally, and even psychologically. The last thing you want is for your superstar employee to bail after a month on the job . . . or to not show up at all.
#5—Talent scout for future hiring
Recruiting firms are in tune with what’s happening in the market overall. They know all of the major “movers and shakers,” both on the candidate side and the employer side. They possess a great deal of market intelligence, and you can leverage the power of that intelligence not only for your current openings, but also for future hiring needs.
Do you have high-level, critical job openings within your organization? Are you finding it difficult to locate and recruit the candidates you need to fill these openings? Then securing the services of a successful and experienced recruiting firm could be the right step for you.
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