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If your company has open positions, you’ve undoubtedly seen the pitches from online job boards: find a candidate in just one day with just one click and so on. Many companies sacrifice quality when only relying on job boards, social media blasts or even understaffed internal HR and recruitment teams. In this digital age, good recruiters are even more valuable! Yes, not all recruiters are the same. Let’s take a look at four reasons why a good recruiter brings great value…
A good recruiter saves you a tremendous amount of time:
Time is a high cost factor that many companies overlook including the time that key positions go unfilled. Posting your open positions on job boards or social media may be less expensive and sometimes free, but are you really saving when you add in your time and lost productivity. You first have to create not only a refined job description but also a company sales pitch to even have a chance to attract top talent. Then you need to decide where to post it among the numerous boards and job sites that all tout that they are the best. Only to find that you’re spending countless hours filtering through stacks of applications from unqualified candidates. At BusinesStaff, we take work off your plate rather than adding to your already overscheduled workload. We know how to compose posting that will attract the best candidates. We vet, scrutinize and evaluate every candidate for your specific needs and submit only the top few that make the cut. You need only to decide between the best of the best, rather than relying on those unqualified resumes that takeover your email.
A good recruiter targets passive candidates:
When you use job boards etc you attract candidates who are actively looking or even unemployed. It has been proven time after time that most top performers are neither of the above. Coming home from a long day of work and spending the evening filling out job applications requires a level of commitment that only the most motivated candidates have. And here’s the bad news—many active candidates are only looking because they are discourage, unsuccessful and even hate their current jobs. That’s not who you want to hire. Recruiters add value by targeting passive candidates: those who are very selective, rarely respond to online postings and are too busy to look for something new. Top recruiters have databases of talent as well as tools and persuasive tactics to find these under-the-radar top performers.
A good recruiter helps you market your company to high-quality candidates:
Many companies don’t realize that they’re in a sales role when recruiting talent. Companies have to drop their ego and put their best foot forward. My recent article “Five ways to attract top talent” addresses this very issue.
- Know their skills are the best in the industry
- Know what they are worth in the job market
- Rarely look for a new job
- Know that most companies are looking for them
A good recruiter looks for specific skills:
At BusinesStaff, we know that vacant positions put the brakes on your growth. When you need someone with a very specific skill, whether it’s certain sales experience, programming language or industry background, it will be a challenge. This is very true for key positions, time-sensitive needs, or special projects. Recruiters know where to find those people, and how to help promote your company as a place they’d love to work. Recruiters even keep lists of candidates who are specifically targeting project-based assignments, unique requirements and other nontraditional situations.
It’s true that job boards and social media posts can be useful. Offering referral bonuses to your current employees is certainly a valid strategy. But in many situations, a good recruiter can save you time, productivity and money by helping better position your company to attract top (passive) candidates that can bring your company to the next level.
If you’d like to put the recruiter advantage to work for you, contact us at BusinesStaff today!