Every business lives and dies on the quality of its personnel, but this isn’t easy. Building (and keeping) the right workforce is one of the biggest challenges facing UK businesses today, and with employment at record levels, and the potential impact of Brexit impacting on the availability of overseas personnel, it’s never been harder.
Now more than ever, quality recruitment support is proving its value. Getting the right support from a quality recruitment partner makes the whole process easier, and in many industries, is essential for those looking to source large numbers of staff.
In this post, we examine the value of a quality recruitment partner and show you why you’re more likely to find the right candidates with the right recruiter – like Prestige!
It isn’t necessarily difficult to attract applicants to a role. The difficult part of any recruitment programme is getting the right applicants – candidates with the requisite skills, experience and personality - required for the role.
A good recruitment partner can identify the right candidates in a sea of applicants. They work hard to understand the job spec, the organisation and the culture, ensuring that when they do put people forward, they are the right people.
The value comes in the time spent and expertise devoted to assessing, sorting, meeting and communicating with applicants, to assess what makes them the right match. It’s much more challenging to manage this team in-house - many teams simply aren’t set up to handle this process in the same way as agencies are.
Recruit in-house, and you usually are starting the process from scratch – looking to attract talent that you don’t yet have any contact with. Work with a good agency partner and you will gain immediate access to an extensive, pre-vetted pool of established candidates in your industry.
This provides an instant step up – accelerating and streamlining the recruitment process, whilst increasing the chances of finding the right people.
Another key benefit of working with a quality recruitment partner is the security and peace of mind that comes from knowing they are operating full due diligence checks on all of the candidates.
A good recruitment company stays one step ahead of the latest employment legislation, providing proactive support designed to ensure your business is always compliant. It also develops thorough people vetting and background check systems.
This helps to minimise the risk of your business employing someone who is does not have the Right To Work in the UK, or those who are victims of exploitation/modern day slavery.
A good recruiter understands your industry thoroughly so they have a complete picture of the ever-changing landscape in terms of available talent (and how to reach them), pay rates, market rates and competition.
This means they can stay one step ahead of the competition. In cases where available talent is limited, it means they can react quickly and source alternative staffing solutions to ensure all personal needs are met.
With Brexit still causing uncertainty for those who depend on seasonal workers and overseas personnel, having a team with a plan in place to deal with every possible scenario is invaluable.
At Prestige, we are committed to upholding the highest standards for the benefit of clients and candidates, offering an ethical, professional recruitment service focused on getting the best results for clients and candidates alike.
When it comes to finding you the right candidates, we strive to deliver a service that is second to none. Effective planning and preparation, proven systems and constant investment in our talented, experienced teams ensure we always deliver the right calibre of staff to meet your requirements.
Additional information about the way we work, our industry accreditations, awards and association memberships can be found at https://www.prestige-recruitment.com/about-us. Alternatively, for more about how we can help your organisation source the right talent your business needs – please get in touch with your local office today.