The Benefits Of Working With A Recruitment Partner
Did you know that the UK unemployment rate is the lowest that it’s been since 1975? It’s even better news here in the South West, with the region having the second lowest unemployment rate in the UK at just 3.7%.
Whilst undoubtedly good news for the economy, it does mean that for businesses across the region, recruitment can be made that much more difficult, with the number of active jobseekers being significantly reduced. This affects jobs at all levels, from minimum wage and entry-level jobs to the more senior and executive type roles that we deal with here at King Recruit. So if you are having difficulty recruiting for management and executive roles in your organisation, what can be done about it?
The first and most important step is to think about working with a recruitment partner. Whether you have worked with recruitment companies in the past or it is something that you have never considered, we take a look at the two key advantages this can give you in attracting the right sort of talent to your business.
Save Time, Save Money
If you’ve never sat back and thought about how long it takes to recruit a new senior member of staff, you may be surprised at just how long it takes when it is spelled out. Here’s an example:
- Write a job description
- Choose where to advertise the job. Which job board?
- Wait for applications
- Sift through applications and shortlist suitable applicants
- First round of interviews
- Shortlist candidates for the next round of interviews
- Second round of interviews
- Have meeting to discuss the final shortlist of candidates
- Make a job offer
- Wait for candidate to work out their notice
- New candidate starts
Assuming that the candidate you have chosen is a good one and remains with the business, this process could take anything from three to six months, though it could be longer if your chosen candidate drops out for some reason or is ultimately unsuitable. For all this amount of time, your business is running without a key member of senior staff. How much money is that costing you?
Working with a recruitment partner can speed up the whole process and ensure that you get a shortlist of highly suitable, experienced and qualified candidates quickly and efficiently. A good recruiter can often halve the time it takes to recruit a suitable candidate that is the perfect fit for your organisation.
Access To ‘Passive’ Candidates
The second key reason to partner with a recruitment company is that we have access to ‘passive’ candidates. When a company advertises direct on a job board for example, they are effectively only going to get applications from what are known as ‘active’ candidates, people who are actively looking for a new job. But what if there aren’t that many suitable candidates that are actively searching for a role that you are offering? What then? That’s where partnering with a recruitment agency comes in.
Here at King Recruit for example, we have a large database of highly qualified, highly experienced and capable senior executive and management candidates. Many of these may not be actively looking for a new job but would certainly consider it if the right opportunity presented itself to them. We’re at the very heart of the South West business scene, which means all of our consultants are continually networking and meeting people in a wide range of senior roles from a large number of companies. These ‘passive’ candidates, because they’re not actively trawling the internet for job opportunities are invisible to companies who recruit directly which means our access to them is priceless. By working with us, you can get access to them too.
If you want to drive your business forward then attracting the very best talent is key and you need to put yourselves into the best position to attract it and retain it. Working with a recruitment partner can help and will put you one step ahead of your competitors. Get in touch with one of our consultants today.
King Recruit is a Management & Executive Recruitment proposition based in the Southwest. We pride ourselves on a 98% fill rate on exclusive assignments.
Our Vision: “To enhance the growth of careers and business with strategic recruitment excellence” With proven expertise in Management & Executive Recruitment, Talent Acquisition and Southwest business, our passion is working with strategic, career minded professionals and dynamic businesses.
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