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5 Reasons to Consider Using a Recruitment Agency When Hiring

Hiring can be a full-time job, so it’s hard to recruit if you are already delivering a project or managing a team. Luckily, hiring is all recruitment agencies do.  If you’ve thought about getting some extra help, here are some of the reasons why you may choose to work with an agency.

1. Get access to the latest employment market insights, knowledge, and experience

Recruiters are talking to hiring managers and candidates every day. They know who’s hiring, firing, available, or looking for new opportunities in real-time. As a result, they can provide up-to-date insights about market demands, salary expectations, challenges, and openings to help you achieve your hiring goals. They’ll know if a non-performing competitor has retrenched a bunch of tech talent you can snap up for your team.

Recruiters also have extensive knowledge and experience. They know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to advertising, sourcing, approaching passive candidates, assessing, interviewing, and making a successful offer. For example, if you are looking for a Java Developer, they’ll know if the best approach is to put up an ad first…it’s actually not! Recruiters understand what motivates job seekers and can present your opportunity to suitable candidates in a compelling way.

2. Save precious time

If you’ve ever posted a job ad, you know how time-consuming it can be to review all applications. Hiring best practices means acknowledging everyone and letting them know if they’ve been unsuccessful. It’s essential to do these things if you want to maintain a positive employer brand and candidate experience. 

But that’s a lot of work on top of your day job! If you work with a recruitment agency, they will take care of everything. You will receive a shortlist and spend less time assessing more suitable candidates.

Recruiters will also coordinate all administrative tasks and manage the communications with the candidates. For example, they’ll organise interviews, brief the candidate about the role and promote your company. In addition, they manage the offer, which includes staying in regular contact with successful candidates until they start. You don’t have to worry about conducting any employment checks either, as they can verify anything from working rights, police, and qualification checks to vaccination status on your behalf.

3. Extend your reach so you hire the best and brightest talent

A core part of what recruiters do is to develop and maintain relationships with job seekers – both active and passive. Passive job seekers aren’t applying via job boards but would move if approached about the right opportunity. In addition to their wide networks, recruitment agencies have a candidate database with thousands of records categorised and updated regularly.

To provide some context, Clicks’ database has over 100,000 candidates. Doing it alone means you run the risk of only looking at a small number of people in the job market. On the other hand, engaging an agency means you broaden your search to ensure you don’t miss out on the best candidate.

4. Tap into specialist knowledge and tools

Hiring is what recruitment agencies do. Therefore, they invest in the latest tools and systems, continually train staff, and refine their processes on hiring best practices. They are also sourcing experts and skilled at techniques such as headhunting and Boolean keyword searches.

Clicks’ integrated smart systems ensure we stay in regular contact with our large candidate database, enables people to update their job seeking status and automatically uploads their CV when they are looking for work.

5. Get your vacancy filled

Internal recruitment teams may not be experts across all roles. Specialist recruitment agencies have the networks and expertise in specific areas. They are also laser-focused when it comes to delivering results. You’ll generally only pay for their services after a suitable candidate has started in your team. Consequently, they will work hard to ensure they fill your vacancy with the right candidate.

To ensure there’s a focus on quality hiring outcomes, most agencies will also offer a six-month placement guarantee. They’ll replace candidates who don’t work out within the first six months for free.

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Clicks is an award-winning IT recruitment specialist. With offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, and Brisbane, we connect companies with great IT professionals across Australia each day! Register a vacancy or contact us on 1300 CLICKS today for a confidential chat.

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