Opinion

How working with a recruitment consultancy could be the best decision you make

You know what a recruitment consultancy is – a company that finds jobseekers their perfect role, and organisations their perfect hire. But it’s not just a case of being the go-between you and people looking for work. We actually do much more than that. In this article we’re going to tell you about how working with an agency like ours could save you time and money, as well as some of the extra services we offer beyond recruitment.

If you’re looking to add to your team, you might not want to spend your budget on a recruitment consultancy when you can just do it yourself. But there’s a lot more to recruitment than just putting an advert online and then waiting for the CVs to come rolling in.

We make things simpler

To use a cliché, we do the hard work so you don’t have to. We can review CVs, organise interviews and prep candidates. We’ll only send you CVs that are exactly what you’re looking for – so you won’t have to waste time going through applications that don’t hit the mark. Well-established recruitment agencies like ours (we’ve been doing what we do for 20 years now) will already have a pool of talent ready to go as well.

Yes, of course you have to pay for these services. But the time and money we can save you in the long run means it really should pay for itself.

We have specialist knowledge

Finding the right person for a position, especially if it needs specialist skills or experience, can be a bit of a needle-in-a-haystack situation. But recruitment consultants have connections they’ve built up over several years, as well as a database of jobseekers and access to job boards that you might not even know about. So we can get you those hard-to-find candidates before they’re snapped up by someone else.

Headhunting talented applicants who aren’t actively looking for new positions is also something that often only a recruitment agent can do. In fact, we’ve done this recently for a local timber firm. After three months of fruitless recruitment of their own, we managed to fill their role for a specialist engineer in only three weeks, with someone who wasn’t even looking for a new job at the time.

Recruitment consultants also have in-depth industry knowledge. So they can help you create the perfect job ad to get you exactly who and what you’re looking for. And they can make sure it appears in places where the right people will find it.

We help you plan ahead

Working exclusively with one consultancy will help you get set for the future. For example, if you know you’ll need a new team member in six months’ time, let us know and we’ll immediately be on the lookout. So you might not even need to advertise the role when the times comes, as we’ll already have found your perfect candidate.

Exclusive partnerships like this can also save you money. We offer ‘Pure Partnerships’ which come with agreed rates – so you can easily calculate your recruitment costs now and in the future. They also have other extra benefits, such as the opportunity to create a branded microsite focused on your recruitment, and a dedicated account manager to keep in touch with.

We offer lots of extras

We offer lots of programmes and benefits on top of our recruitment services. Like salary information and benchmarking, executive searches, development programmes and our two-yearly Best Employers employee engagement survey.

Ready to make the leap?

If you’d like to find out what we can do for you, feel free to get in touch. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Written by

Matilda Pilkington

Matilda has experience in marketing, working in a range of digital and traditional roles. In 2022, she completed her Level 4 CIM Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing and is looking forward to using her studies to assist the team in developing.

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