Why Is Recruitment So Important To Your Business?

What is recruitment?

Having a great team of people if vital to the success of any business at any stage of their life cycle, and great recruitment is the art of matchmaking awesome people to amazing companies.

Simple.

Why is it important?

It’s a long-term commitment to growth

Effective recruitment is not just about writing a good job description and filling it as fast as possible, it is about working alongside the client to deliver long term positive impacts, by ensuring that they have the right skills within their organisation to grow.

It’s about quality not quantity

Recruiters often get tarnished with the assumption that we just send over a mass number of candidates with the hope one might stick!

But top recruiters will tell you that isn’t the case, in fact they will tell you that to be successful you need to be sending the best of the best, every time. This is why networking and building that pool of top talent is so vital to success.

Saves companies wasted time and money

Hiring is considered one of the toughest aspects of running a business, and companies regularly waste thousands of pounds and months of time, just to interview 10 people who are nowhere near fit for both the role and/or the company culture.

This is where recruitment agencies pay dividends. Good recruiters spend their entire career perfecting the art of the hiring process and building up a diverse pool of highly skilled people, this is what makes a recruiter so valuable, especially in today’s environment where candidates regularly move between companies and roles as they look to fast track their careers.

Raises the company profile

It’s such a great plus for any company looking to hire top talent that any job adverts and relating communication is all aligned, professional looking and appropriately structured. Without this your company risks looking a little underwhelming to any potential candidates that are looking for that next step up.

One of the core benefits of using a recruiter is that they know how to do this and do it well. This coupled with a great employer brand will raise the profile of your company so that any potential superstars will look your direction.

Agency or internal?

This lies down to your goals and objectives – If you have a great internal team, feel like you could really promote within or you just want to keep any additional costs down, then internal recruitment its probably for you. If you want to find top talent, fill skills shortages, or lack the internal team to deliver, then an agency is probably the better route.

One thing to consider if you do choose an agency, is does that agency really understands your industry, after all no matter how good an agency is, if their speciality is construction and you are a food business, chances are they are not going to be able to find the right people for your company.

Either way it’s down to your goals. Just remember pay cheap, pay twice.

 

Still not sure? check out our blog Agency Vs In-House to see the pros and cons of both options.

Summary

This lies down to your goals and objectives – If you have a great internal team, feel like you could really promote within or you just want to keep any additional costs down, then internal recruitment its probably for you. If you want to find top talent, fill skills shortages, or lack the internal team to deliver, then an agency is probably the better route.

One thing to consider if you do choose an agency, is doe that agency really understands your industry, after all no matter how good an agency is, if their speciality is construction and you are a food business, chances are they are not going to be able to find the right people for your company.

Either way it’s down to your goals. Just remember pay cheap, pay twice.

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