5 benefits of using a recruitment agency to find your next employee

There are a lot of different options available when looking to recruit more staff, but which should you choose? If a recruitment agency is one of the options you’re considering, you may be wondering about this very question. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the top 5 benefits of choosing a recruitment agency to help you find your future employees.


What are your recruitment options?

Firstly, let’s identify all available options for finding new staff;

  • Do it yourself - this is potentially a very time consuming process of manually searching for staff. Generally done through your business’ social media accounts or a page on your website. You may also ask existing staff if they know of anyone currently seeking for a job.
  • Job sites and listings - this method involves posting your vacancy on a variety of job search sites such as Indeed and Monster.
  • A recruitment agency - this involves hiring a professional recruitment agency with a pool of candidates. Effectively delegating the recruitment process to them and leaving them to actively search out the right people.

All of these can be great options dependant on several key factors you’ll need to identify and weigh up before choosing. In our next blog, we’ll cover these 3 options in greater detail, weighing up the pros and cons of each. We’ll also help you come to the conclusion of which is right for you, stay tuned.


The key benefits of using a recruitment agency

There are a whole host of benefits to choosing a recruitment agency, we’ll be picking our top 5 and detailing them below. In no particular order, here they are;


1.   It’s much quicker

A key benefit to note which can often be overlooked is the speed at which each method produces results. Although it may seem quick to post on social media or make a job site listing, it will require buckets of admin time to sift through the many underskilled applicants in order to pick out the best. A recruitment agency specialises in this process so is able to quickly and efficiently find your next employee, resulting in an overall speedier process.

2.   Gain access to a highly skilled, niche audience

Recruitment agencies will have large pools of candidates that specialise in the job role you’re looking to fill. Rather than sifting through a huge mass of candidates, they’ll be able to quickly pick out those with the exact skills you’re looking for. This means you’re likely to get better final candidates as a recruitment agency simply has more to pick from.

3.   Benefit from industry knowledge

As a recruitment agency, you can expect them to have recruited a fair few candidates before. This means they will have the specialist insight that allows them to easily identify if a candidate will be a good employee or not. From the way they write their CV or present themselves in an interview, a recruitment agency can pick up on all the less obvious red flags which you could miss. Similarly, they’ll be able to identify the strongest from the bunch too.

4.   High quality, guaranteed

Developing on the above, you can rest assured that you’ll only be receiving the most skilled, relevant and quality employees. Unlike an alternative, such as a job site, you won’t be left with hundreds of applicants with varying levels of skill and expertise. A recruitment agency will ensure to sift out any that won’t be right for the role and only put forward the highest quality candidates.

5.   Sit back and relax

One of the biggest reasons employers choose a recruitment agency over any other method is because they can send over the relevant details and that’s it. Most businesses don’t have any staff dedicated to the recruitment process, so it's much easier and requires the least time to use a recruitment agency instead. Let us do the leg work for you, and get better results as well.


Recruitment with Prestige

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Alternatively, for more about how we can help you find your next employees, please contact your local Prestige Recruitment office in HullNorwichLeeds or Huddersfield.

Posted: Thu 22 Aug 2019
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