Hiring a recruiting professional can help you not only avoid making the wrong hiring decisions, but also minimize the legal liabilities associated with hiring employees.
Here are five reasons why hiring a professional recruiter is a rewarding idea for most business owners
Let’s face it. The more tools you have – and the more effectively you’re using them – the better candidates you will find.
A professional recruiting consultant will have a stockpile of helpful recruiting tools and resources and know exactly where to look for qualified candidates.
From online job boards to professional networks and contacts at other businesses, recruiting professionals develop a long list of sources that have a history of producing successful employees.
Their experience has taught them where the best candidates gather, so they don’t waste time sifting through less promising prospects. And when searching for candidates online, they know what keywords will produce the most relevant results. Their know-how allows them to tap into many types of databases to mine for the most appropriate candidates.
A knowledgeable recruiter will be able to paint a clear picture of the talent in your market.
Not only are recruiters personally speaking with candidates day after day, they also know how to leverage web analytics tools to obtain valuable data on things like market salary ranges and pay rates.
Having this information before you set out to find a new hire can be particularly valuable. It helps illuminate the job market and prevents you from spending unnecessary time searching for an employee you can’t afford.
Additionally, many recruiters have specialized knowledge relating to specific industries. If, for instance, you’re looking for a marketing manager, a seasoned recruiter will know why someone with a digital marketing background is a better fit for your role than someone with traditional marketing experience. They’ll also understand the skill sets and nuances that differentiate the two.
A recruiter with experience hiring marketers will also understand the ins and outs of different roles. This is especially useful for crafting job descriptions with specific verbiage related to required marketing skills. Knowing what you’re looking for in a candidate, and being able to effectively articulate it, can greatly increase your odds of hiring the right person for the job.
Your recruiter will bring special skills and tools to the table that will make it easier to chart a path forward.
Unlike you, recruiting specialists don’t have to split their time between recruiting employees and running a business. Therefore, they have time to thoroughly prescreen candidates.
Your professional recruiter will sift through piles of resumes and call prospective candidates to conduct initial telephone interviews, so you won’t have to take time away from your core business activities.
A skilled recruiter also knows how to properly prescreen candidates for you. By asking behavioral-based interview questions that elicit responses about how applicants might perform in certain situations, recruiters can further narrow down candidates. They’ll be able to identify not only the candidates with the right skills, but also those who’d likely be a good fit for your company culture.
If you solely rely on job boards to find new employees, you will only attract people who are actively looking for a change. Job seekers aren’t necessarily the best candidates, which means there may be times when tapping into passive candidates is your best option.
Unfortunately, sourcing candidates who aren’t looking for a job is a delicate art. The potential candidate must be convinced that the opportunity is too good to pass up. A real “a-ha” moment must occur for anything to move forward.
Experienced recruiters are also able to use their existing network of contacts to their advantage. They often have direct access to some of the most talented professionals in a variety of industries, and they understand the best way to present an opportunity to get passive candidates interested. Equally important, a reputable recruiter will have the tact and integrity to approach passive candidates in a way that shows respect for them and their current employer.
While you may be able to pursue passive candidates on your own, this can be a lengthy process if you don’t know the ropes. A recruiter can navigate the hidden job market for you with ease.
Because recruiting is the sole responsibility and priority of your recruiting professional, they bring a laser-like focus to all aspects of a customized recruiting strategy, including sourcing, prescreening, face-to-face interviews and background checks. They’ll have the expertise and resources necessary to provide a successful outcome.
In the process of hiring new talent, HR compliance is a must. For example, it’s vital that all candidates are pre-screened in the same manner.
As a business leader with a million things vying for your time, trying to handle recruiting on your own can be a daunting challenge. Without a recruiter, missteps are all too easy to make, and some may prove costly to your business.
The good news is, help is available. While you’re busy running your business, a professional recruiter can handle the process from start to finish – all while staying in compliance with the UAE Labour law.