You need your business to run like a well-oiled machine. Along the way you'll have to hire new employees to plug into the equation as positions open up or people move on. When this happens, you should hire a professional recruiter to help you through this time.
Professional recruiters have a large, active network of professional candidates to pull from.
It's difficult to find certain types of job candidates. Whether it's because of the qualities you're seeking, the skill level you desire, or the job position itself, these people aren't readily responding to job advertisements. However, it's very likely that they have a relationship with a trusted recruiter. Even if they're not currently seeking a job, the recruiter knows who they are and how to reach them. Recruiting agencies have large networks of candidates with a wide array of skills and experiences. Many of these people are off the radar to you, but not to them.
Professional recruiters help with pre-screening candidates.
According to the Society of Human Resource Management, 53% of all job applicants include inaccurate information on their application (about half the people who apply for a job with your company)—which is why successful pre-screening measures are so important. Here are some benefits of having a recruiter help you with this process:
- Recruiters help reduce the time it takes you to find the best candidates to interview.
- Hiring mistakes happen because you're only human, but you can greatly reduce these errors when your candidates are pre-screened.
- Recruiters help decrease the amount of turnover in your company because you’re more likely to hire the right candidate with their assistance.
Professional recruiters guide you through interviewing the candidates.
According to Forbes, “Unpleasant or dissatisfied employees, poorly trained workers, rapid turnover, or a toxic work environment can all predestine your organization to failure.” This is why it's so important for your business to have a headhunter help you with the interviewing process.
Before meeting the candidate in person, you must be familiar with the candidate's resume so that you never leave any interview question-asking to chance. This preparation allows you to customize your questions accordingly. As you do so, prepare to be an active listener so that you have a better understanding of the applicant.
Professional recruiters will help you hire the right candidate.
Setting a candidate up for an interview isn't the end of a recruiter’s job; they're also there to help you with the hiring process. They'll work with you as you decide upon a qualified, reliable candidate who you believe wants the job for the right reason. Once you've chosen such a candidate, professional recruiters will help you draft the necessary paperwork for hiring. They’ll then work with you throughout any hiring introductions—up to the point that you're ready to introduce them to your company on their first day of the job. A good headhunter will also check back with you at a later date to ensure that everything has gone smoothly and that you're still happy with your choice.
You'll have no financial commitment unless you hire one of the recruiter's candidates.
A recruiter’s job is finding you the best talent for the position you're seeking to fill. Throughout the process, it is the recruiter's job to remember what you must, should, and shouldn't have in these candidates. At Brannon Professionals, there is no cost to you unless you choose to hire one of our candidates for your open position.
While this recruiting and hiring process may sound time-consuming, think of it as investing in your business. If you feel as though you need some help with these things along the way, contact us. We're happy to help!