- April 14th, 2019
When a business needs to hire someone new, the first decision that needs to be made is whether to keep the process in-house or hire a recruitment agency. If your business is this position, you might find yourself asking some of the following questions.
Is it cost-effective to use a recruitment agency? What are the benefits in relation to the cost? What are the hidden costs of not using a recruitment agency?
Before you jump in and take on the hiring process yourself (or delegate it to another employee), consider the following.
How Do Recruitment Agencies Make Money?
Recruitment fees are always going to be a consideration when deciding whether to outsource the hiring of a new employee. Not everyone is aware of how recruitment agencies make money, but it is usually through a pre-negotiated fee that is payable once a suitable candidate has been agreed upon and hired.
At On Line Recruitment we guarantee a transparent recruitment process and we are always upfront about our fee structure. Initially, it may seem that the cost of using a recruitment agency is a bit too much, but when you consider the many benefits, it usually becomes apparent that any money saved is not worth the added stress, frustration and time.
Benefits Of Using Recruitment Agency
Time – As the old adage goes – time is money. Posting a job ad, sifting through resumes, and arranging interviews can take weeks, sometimes even months. Using a recruitment agency means your resources aren’t spent on the hiring process, saving your business money in the long run.
Experience – Recruitment agencies are staffed with professionals who are knowledgeable about the employment market and experienced in assessing resumes and conducting interviews. This allows them to find you the best possible candidate in the shortest amount of time.
Connections – At On Line Recruitment in Nowra, we have access to a database of candidates that we stay in contact with, so we already know who the top candidates are and if they are available. We also have strong ties to the local business community, and candidates looking for employment are often referred to us.
Efficiency – Essentially, a recruitment agency does all the hard work for you. They deal with all the administrative issues, communication with candidates, reference checks and follow-up feedback. They know how to write an effective job advertisement and what platforms to place it on. The result? The best possible new employee for your business in the shortest amount of time.
Who Is The Best Recruitment Agency?
If you’re looking to expand your business, take on new staff, or have any questions about permanent or temporary recruitment, contact the team at On Line Recruitment today and find out more about how we can help your company thrive.