The recruitment of a new employee to fill in a vacancy in your organization is a long process. From recognizing the need for a new employee to the time where a newly hired individual gets training, the company has to go through various procedures that can be time consuming and expensive, at the same time losing out on the productivity that the existing employee was otherwise generating. One easier way to go about the whole process is by contacting an employment agency. Whether you’re looking for a staff to fill in executive jobs o low-skilled staff for production work, a good employment agency can almost always provide you with exactly what you’re looking for.
- Time is money
When you undergo the recruitment process yourself as a manager, it can take you days to skim through hundreds of resumes of applicants. Because you marketed the vacancy in places like your own office, the local newspaper, your company’s website, or social media, the applicant pool is likely to be very diverse and therefore will take you longer to find someone that exactly meets the specific needs of your company. On the other hand, all you have to do with an employment agency is highlight the key skills and qualifications you require from a candidate along with the job description and leave it to them to find you the best talent from the applicant pool. Good agencies have networks and they know how to reach individuals that might not be “available” in the general job market. They save you more time as they go through the hundreds of resumes and shortlist only a handful of applicants that they seem fit for the job for you to interview.
- Low turnover costs
If you go through the employment process yourself, especially if you have no prior experience, you might end up with staff that is not suitable for the job or is not compatible with how your organization works. Because of that, an incapable employee might cost your business a great deal of money through the lack of productivity and possible accidents at the workplace. Employment agencies work with applicants on a temporary and consultative basis before recommending them to an actual company so they have a proper understanding of the type of work that the candidate will be able to perform.
- Elimination of basic training costs
When hiring a new employee, there is always a need for training them in the basics of the job. These training costs can put a great burden on the budget of an organization in addition to the productivity that is lost while training the newly hired individual. Employment agencies regularly train their applicant pool in basic tasks and skills in order to make them more versatile and also desirable for the companies that are looking to hire. They offer candidates special courses and resources so they are equipped with a variety of skills. This training makes sure that companies are offered an employee that is proactive and malleable according to the requirements of the organization.