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Why Use A Recruitment Agency?

7 Reasons Why Companies Are Using Recruitment Agencies


Why Use A Recruitment Agency?

Despite facing growing competition from advances in IT, legislation changes, and in certain sectors growing skills shortages in the labour market, the recruitment agency industry is continuously expanding. Why? The answer is simple – hiring through a recruitment agency is extremely effective and produces quality results.

In recent years, businesses look towards a recruitment agency, with a view of building a ‘partner’ relationship between employer and agency.

This hasn't always been the case within the industry, so why the shift? Some of the main reasons why businesses are now developing 'trusted partner' relationships with recruitment agencies are:


7 Reasons Why Companies Are Using Recruitment Agencies

1. Ability to identify talent

If you use a recruitment agency you’re statistically more likely to have access to the best job-seekers on the market (both active and passive). Professionals that are currently on the hunt for new career opportunities are more likely to register with a recruitment agency. In addition, recruitment consultants not only know how to search the current talent pool for specific CVs but they are also well versed in what it takes to get a job advert to rank high in candidate job searches. Knowledge that is only obtained from having worked in the recruitment sector.

2. Advertise roles

Recruitment agencies have direct access to national job boards, improving the efficiency of your company's recruitment process. Negotiating your own job board prices for a limited number of jobs in comparison to a recruitment agency will prove to be costly and time consuming, and print media is nearly all but dead for job searching purposes, so using a recruitment agency and gaining access to these job boards as part of the service will put you in front of the best candidates on the market much more effectively.

3. Existing Talent Network

Recruitment consultants may establish direct contact with talented individuals they know, having helped them find a new job in the past, and thus invite them to apply for the role you have on offer currently. Of course some professionals might not be actively looking for a career change, but your vacancy could just tempt them; giving you access to talent that would have been out of reach via traditional recruitment processes.

4. Salary negotiation and benchmarking

As an employer, the last thing you want is to get to the end of the recruitment process, having identified your preferred candidate and made a job offer, only to find that you are poles apart on salary and benefits. Before entering salary negotiations, recruiters can help you benchmark remuneration against other businesses within your industry and location, and can provide valuable resources.

Recruitment agencies are also actively placing skilled candidates and negotiating salaries in the hiring process. They can negotiate on behalf of both parties and agree a mutually acceptable remuneration package. If both parties are aware of the other's hopes and expectations from the outset, it ensures there is a realistic prospect of sealing the deal.

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    Diverse Employment Agency have successfully for over two years supplied both our adhoc day to day recruitment needs and also our volume recruitment for shut down work.
    - HR Manager, Steel Making Sector

    Diverse Employment Agency have successfully for over two years supplied both our adhoc day to day recruitment needs and also our volume recruitment for shut down work.
    - HR Manager, Steel Making Sector

  • Testimonial 3

    I have been employed through three agencies during my working life and have found Diverse Employment to be the best!
    - Administrator, Temp Worker

    I have been employed through three agencies during my working life and have found Diverse Employment to be the best!
    - Administrator, Temp Worker

  • Testimonial 2

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    - Engineering & Manufacturing Sector Client

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    - Engineering & Manufacturing Sector Client

  • Testimonial 4

    I have worked with Diverse Employment for over five years, initially as a candidate and then as a client employing accountancy support staff. The staff who have been placed in my department have been succesful, some gaining work in permanent positions.
    - Accountancy Sector Client

    I have worked with Diverse Employment for over five years, initially as a candidate and then as a client employing accountancy support staff. The staff who have been placed in my department have been succesful, some gaining work in permanent positions.
    - Accountancy Sector Client

  • Testimonial 5

    Diverse Employment's experience means that they can quickly evaluate potential employees on our behalf and use their knowledge to ensure they only sned through the most relevant people, which saves us both time & money.
    - Logistics Sector Client

    Diverse Employment's experience means that they can quickly evaluate potential employees on our behalf and use their knowledge to ensure they only sned through the most relevant people, which saves us both time & money.
    - Logistics Sector Client

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    - Logistics Sector Client

    Diverse recently found us an amazing candidate for a role that we had really been struggling with. They took the time to really understand us and what we needed and matched that perfectly.
    - Logistics Sector Client

5. Pre-screened Candidates

As part of a recruitment agencies services, they will begin the recruitment process by screening potential candidates; narrowing down the applicants to create a shortlist of candidates. They then learn a little more about the individuals on the shortlist, via interviews in-house or telephone interviews, allowing them to eliminate unsuitable matches from the process.

As part of the process, a recruitment agency can also conduct background checking on any candidates invited to the company interview stages, meaning your HR department doesn't have to.

6. Time Saving

Using a recruitment agency will reduce the time and in-house resource that you need to dedicate to recruitment. It should also lead to a quicker turnaround on filling the vacancies, which in turn leads to increased efficiency of the organisation. It also allows managers to concentrate on their own tasks and duties, thus maintaining high-levels of productivity in the workplace.

7. Cost

There's nothing to say that an in-house hiring campaign is going to find the right candidate(s) at the first time of asking. This could mean repeating the process numerous times, racking up even more time, advertising, and staffing costs. Recruiters are experts in their field and have a multitude of resources available to them, minimising this risk, as well as that of the potential of making a bad hire!


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