Even with growing competition from job boards, social networking and internal recruitment teams, the industry for third-party hiring agencies continues to grow. These firms are the eyes and ears in the marketplace who focus all of their efforts on attracting great candidates from endless pools of competition. The benefits of letting a third-party agency handle your hiring decisions are endless.
Here are just a few key reasons why you should let a professional agency take the wheel:
Knowledge of the Market - The best recruiters are dialed in on the pulse of their specialist markets. They already know the available talent, where they are, how to reach out to them, their salary rates, career expectations, available skill-sets and current hiring complexities.
Extended Reach - Sometimes, the right candidates are hard to find. But, a third-party agency has the network in place to find them. Even if those candidates aren't actively seeking employment, the best agencies know who they are and how to reach them. Each consultant, candidate, client and collaborator on their team can leverage their networks to help connect you to people with a range of skills and experiences, many of who would be off the radar of an in-house team or hiring manager.
Access to Key Strategic Skills – A third-party agency can help you gain access to key strategic skills. They offer the opportunity to bring in qualified, experienced talent at a moment’s notice.
Budgeting and Resources – Most organizations lack extensive resources to cast a wide recruitment net for any period of time. They face certain restraints when it comes to performing a thorough search, so it is easier for managers to interview from an agency shortlist.
Working with a third-party agency will save you time and money, while offering up the most in-demand, strong talent for positions that an in-house team might miss out on.