Utilizing a staffing or recruiting firm is highly beneficial and cost-effective for your company. Depending on the position you are looking to fill, you can use a company that specializes in that industry. For example, Enser corporation is a staffing agency specifically for engineering. They specialize in all things engineering to ensure they can provide the best possible candidates to their company clients.
Staffing agencies build a reputation on their ability to deliver both staff and employment opportunities. These agencies need to target two distinct client demographics. The first is the individuals looking for work, and the second are the companies looking for staff. The more specific staffing needs, the more specialized the agency needs.
Relying on a staffing agency will drastically cut down on the demands placed on your human resource department, as well as the expense of recruiting and filtering applicants. Posting a job, collecting resumes, reviewing resumes, interviewing applicants, conducting background checks, etc. is a time-consuming process. Companies that do this internally will need an entire staff dedicated to the recruitment and hiring of new employees.
The alternative is to utilize a staffing company like Enser that can provide viable candidates that need onboarding with the company’s specific needs and processes. The human resource department will still do the onboarding process and training of the new employee. Still, they will get started with the understanding that the individual has the experience and education necessary to do the job.
In some cases, the need isn’t so much staffing as it is recruiting. If you are in need of a company that can recruit upper management-level employees, you can get a retained search firm to be always on the watch for the talent your company needs. Recruiting top talent often involves contacting them and convincing them to leave their current position.
A search company that specializes in the recruitment of talented and experienced executives, who are prepared to walk into a new company and be a leader from day one, will need to be on retainer due to the ongoing nature of the search. Recruiting the perfect candidate is not always a quick process. Sometimes they need to be wooed away from their current company.
Just as Enser specializes in the field of engineering, it is essential to work with search and recruitment firms that specialize in the areas you need. Financial and professional services can be the most challenges due to the need for someone with a lot of relevant experience. However, it is not impossible if you are working with the right agency.
Being part of the recruitment process is more involved than essential staffing. Offering a high-level individual a position often involves negotiations of terms including salary and benefits. You need to make sure you are offering them a deal that is worth them changing jobs. However, you need to keep in mind that their current situation may come back with an even better offer to keep them. Depending on how valuable the individual is to the company, it could be difficult convincing them to leave.
Even though you have to be more involved in the recruitment process, you will still save a great deal of time and energy for your human resources department. Using a recruitment agency is far more cost-effective than attempting to do everything internally. Companies that specialize in this area will also be able to get you viable candidates in a shorter period because they are already aware of who is in the right field and what value they can add to a company. They have a database to go to for candidates.