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Why use a recruitment agency to find staff?

16 June 2021 by Sarah Connell
Why use a recruitment agency to find staff

Advantages of Working with a Recruitment Agency

​Trying to find the right employees can be a costly and time-consuming process for many organisations – using up significant company resources and rarely offering any guarantees.

Human resource departments face the difficult task of ensuring a flow of continual talent into the business, and also making sure they hire employees who are both suited to the job and the culture of the organisation. But today in an optimistic and resilient jobs market, where employers are competing with one another for the most skilled and experienced employees, this becomes even more difficult.

The majority of employers fully understand and recognise the incredible value of having top talent within their organisation. Top talent can drive their business forward and boost the bottom line. However, a lot of employers need specialist support with their hiring strategies. Using a recruitment agency, such as Mason Alexander, can relieve a huge amount of pressure when it comes to market insights and knowledge, identifying and attracting the right talent with the right skills, and also negotiating terms. This method will help organisations find the people they need to move forward, bring them to interview, and secure their services – all within budget.

So why work with a recruitment agency when looking for top talent? Here are a few of the main benefits.

1. Saves Time

Working with a recruitment company will save you and your business so much valuable time. You don’t have to worry about sifting through numerous applications and CVs, because a good recruitment agency will ensure that the time you spend in the application process is spent wisely on viewing only those candidates’ worth considering.

A recruitment company will also schedule interviews and prepare the candidates with all the information they need beforehand – all you have to do is your preparation and turn up.

Recruitment companies will also look after all administration such as communication with successful candidates and unsuccessful applications, as well as verifying candidate information like qualifications and references. 

If a business chooses to use a recruitment agency then they will reduce the time and in-house resources needed for recruitment dedication. This can lead to an increase in the efficiency of your organisation and means you save valuable time so you can focus on other areas of your business.

2. Faster Hiring

A hiring process can be quite time-consuming. However, using a recruitment agency will shorten the time it takes to fill your open positions. At Mason Alexander, we have an extensive pool of excellent candidates in our database, a vast network of connections to leverage, and access to systems that help us locate people with those hard-to-find skills and knowledge you are looking for.

This means that the only candidates that we submit to you for your review are only ones that fit the criteria that you’re looking for. In other words, you can hire the best candidate much faster!

3. bility to Find the Best Talent

Finding the right candidates can sometimes be difficult, simply because they can be hard to find. A recruitment company will have access to the best talent available. This includes access to candidates who are actively seeking work, as well as those that are currently employed elsewhere – and they take a little longer to find.

The ‘perfect candidate' is often the one who is not actively looking for a new role but would be open to one if the right opportunity came about. A good recruitment consultant has strong and valuable networks, with a clear idea of finding and reaching out to these individuals. 

If you work with a recruitment company, such as Mason Alexander, you are more likely to access the best candidates for your position. We have so many networks and each of our consultants will leverage their own network to connect you with the right candidate for your position.

4. Industry Insights and Knowledge

Our recruiters at Mason Alexander are experts in their industries. By having so many conversations with both clients and candidates daily, they have gained quite a bit of knowledge about the sector they work in.

Often, your candidate requirements may be very specific and difficult to find. This is where a recruiter’s industry expertise and market knowledge prove to be priceless. Our recruiters will be able to provide you with valuable insight and advice when it comes to looking for the right candidate for your job position. They have knowledge of salary rates, available skill sets and shortages, career expectations, how to reach the best talent, current hiring complexities, and even market trends, you may otherwise have never known about.

Without this expert guidance from a recruiter, you could be promoting a position that just isn’t feasible, prolonging your time to hire and wasting valuable business time. At Mason Alexander, we will act as partners and collaborators with you, and will be your eyes and ears in the market – and we will go above and beyond to find the best candidates for you. 

Need a recruitment agency? Work with us today!

The biggest and most important advantage of working with a recruitment company is that this is what we do every single day, and we are experts at it!

We partner with our clients to scope the requirements of their positions to determine the core skills and qualifications that are needed. We have experienced recruiters and a strong reputation within the industry’s we hire for.

Our main goal is to find you the top talent you need for your business – and we work day in and day out to meet your hiring needs. So if you’re looking to quickly fill open roles with top qualified candidates, contact us today! Let’s work together to make your company the success it should be.

Contact Mason Alexander today!