With the start of the autumn season—and the end of summer vacation—more companies will seek to fill positions in the upcoming months. And CareerBuilder.com lists companies from both IT and Software industries as two of its top fifteen companies hiring this month. Many job seekers will look to revamp their job materials and employers may see an increase in qualified applicants. This makes autumn the perfect time to work with a recruitment agency to vet potential applicants.
One reason to work with a recruitment agency is to mitigate your risk of making a poor hiring choice. Hiring an employee that is not the right fit leads to a loss in productivity during the hiring process, lost hours on training and then re-training a new hire, and may even strike a blow to team morale—all of which will cost your company a great deal of money. Experienced recruiters are adept at matching the right employees with their clients. Because they actively seek out qualified candidates through targeted marketing, they have access to stronger potential employees than a local human resources office.
A company may not have time to keep track of the changing job market, education programs and other variables that factor into a successful hire. Meanwhile, recruiters are consistently researching the state of the job market and are able to advise clients on best hiring practices. Moreover, recruiters are in constant contact with potential employees and have extensive networks of job candidates. While a job posting might illicit a large response, applicants are often under-qualified for the position or, worse yet, the right candidate may not see the job call at all. Recruiters actively engage with quality candidates so ensure a match between client and job seeker.
A recruitment company will serve as a surrogate of your company and advocate on your behalf to compete for the most talented employees. All of these practices relieve the burden on a company and allows a client to focus on running his or her business. As a busy hiring season commences, consider recruitment the most proactive and beneficial way to fill your positions.