At FGP, our mission is to find great people to build great companies. We believe that by helping our clients hire and develop top talent, we are assisting with providing the most critical assets to helping them build a successful business. In today’s market, identifying and hiring top talent is more challenging than before. With potential market shifts coming and the realities of an ever-changing economic environment, it is a difficult time to anticipate hiring needs and acquire great talent quickly. To help navigate the hiring market, companies can enlist third-party recruiting firms. Today, we’re breaking down 3 key benefits of working with a recruiting firm.
Your HR teams are busy, so they often don’t have the time and resources to properly manage the full cycle of the hiring process. From job descriptions, resumes reviews, advertisements, and interviews, there is a lot to manage – often far more than many people would expect. And, to top that off, high-potential candidates are being hired and removed from the candidate pool quicker than ever as companies streamline processes and work to fill their open roles rapidly. This means, time is of the essence, and working with a recruiting agency can streamline your process to save you time and money, all while increasing your efficiency in the hiring process. Dedicated recruiters can focus their full energy on filling your open role, leaving your team time to manage the other critical items on their to do list.
Pipeline of candidates
When online job application portals first came about, it used to seem like they could do the job for you. But to find and hire the best talent, there is so much more to it than simply putting up a job advertisement. In our current hiring market, finding the most qualified talent means having to seek them out. They likely aren’t actively searching, and probably won’t apply to your job posting.
What do recruiters have access to? A pool of pre-screened candidates and long lists of qualified potential candidates. Working with a professional recruiter gives you access to their network and recruiting resources, helping you find the candidate you are looking for at the time you need them. They can also help source and identify candidates who align with your culture, values, and desired skillset so you don’t have to spend hours filtering through hundreds of online applications that may not be viable.
The application and interview process is the first impression a candidate has of a company, so that process has the ability to positively or negatively impact a candidate’s experience. A company’s reputation, hiring success, and future ability to attract and re-attract talent are all affected by their hiring process.
A large part of a candidate’s experience involves communication, which requires a significant amount of attention and time – something many hiring managers don’t have a lot to spare. A dedicated recruiter working a role on your behalf means there is a representative prioritizing that communication piece. Communication takes intentionality, strategy, time, and effort – a recruiter’s role is to bridge that gap for you and ensure a positive experience on your behalf, ultimately enhancing the candidate experience and your brand reputation.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of working with an agency like FGP, contact us today!