Can a Recruitment Firm Really Help You Hire Better?

April 20, 2018

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When roles within your company open up, you want to attract top talent and qualified candidates who will prioritize the success of your business. While going it alone may work for some companies, recruitment firms exist to streamline the hiring process and take care of much of the work for you. But can a recruitment firm really help you hire better?

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The short answer is yes! From job descriptions to pre-screening interviews, recruitment firms offer a variety of services that can help your business hire the best talent.

What Do Recruitment Firms Offer?

The top recruitment firms know the ins and outs of their respective employment sectors and give businesses valuable advice and resources so they can make the best hire. This expert advice is especially important when businesses are looking for a particular set of skills or only have a certain amount of time to make the hire. Whether it’s through contract and temporary hiring or permanent recruiting, recruitment firms offer clients tailored staffing solutions to meet their businesses’ unique needs.

In order to be at the top of their game, recruitment agencies must have their finger on the pulse of their respective markets. By keeping up with the latest news and industry insights, they can provide their clients with the best advice when it comes to hiring new talent. In addition, they often know where these top-performing candidates are and how to reach out to them.

Recruitment services can also cover the administrative tasks related to hiring.

To ensure the candidates they provide will be successful hires, recruitment agencies conduct thorough background screening to verify credentials. A good recruiter will administer the credit, criminal, educational, and employment verification required by the client. In addition,as employers of temporary employees, recruitment agencies handle all of the important employment policies such as termination, compliance, and employment standards.

In addition, the best recruitment firms work with client companies to develop a unique approach to their particular staffing needs, coming together as partners and collaborators. They’re not only your industry insiders, they’re your eyes and ears in the employment sector and are proven to help attract top-quality candidates who will be successful in your unique company culture.

Recruitment Firms Help You Refine Your Hiring Strategies

Every successful hiring process starts with a writing a great job description. If you’ve previously struggled to attract quality candidates, it may have been your job description letting you down. Hiring managers need to consider the fact that it’s, in large part, the job description that determines whether or not they receive quality applicants.

Recruiting services can step in to help hiring managers write effective job descriptions that go beyond basic role specifications and experience expectations. A good job description also advertises your business and your company culture in the best way possible. A job posting that clearly outlines expectations and responsibilities not only narrows the candidate field by grabbing the attention of qualified candidates, but there’s also a chance that these potential employees have an interest in your business and will find success in your company culture.

In addition, hiring smarter extends to the most difficult aspect of the hiring process—the interview. Interviews allow hiring managers to determine if a potential candidate will be a worthy addition to the company. To this end, recruiting firms can give the support you need to ask the right questions.

Recruitment Agencies Look out for Your Best Interests

Recruiters often deal with important hiring tasks such as employee screening and any HR issues that may arise over time.

At the end of the day, a recruitment firm can give you the tools and strategies you need to undertake successful hiring.


Nicola Malcolm

Nicola Malcolm

Nicola has over 20 years of staffing industry experience with global, international, and Canadian firms. She has a broad knowledge base from having worked at a temporary recruitment desk, as an on-site manager in a global warehouse and manufacturing company, and in marketing, IT and operations. In addition, Nicola managed a portfolio of MSP/VMS accounts for a global MSP, and currently manages the staffing supply of 10+ Canadian MSP/VMS programs. In her spare time, Nicola uses her recruiting background to help her family, friends, and personal network find meaningful work opportunities. She also enjoys applying her operational skills to plan family trips abroad as often as possible.

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