Benefits Of Working With A Recruiting Agency

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Recruiting the right talent for a job is a complex process that requires skill, expertise, a...


Recruiting the right talent for a job is a complex process that requires skill, expertise, and experience. In today's competitive job market, finding the right candidate or job can be a challenging and time-consuming task for both employers and job seekers.

The process involves numerous steps such as posting job ads, reviewing resumes, screening candidates, and conducting interviews, among others. This is where a specialist recruiting agency can make all the difference.

Staffing and recruitment agencies assist both job seekers and companies in finding and hiring employees. But that's just the beginning. We do a lot more than just connect individuals with jobs.

We carry out a variety of duties for businesses that lack the time, knowledge, or resources needed to manage a range of responsibilities. These activities include, among others, executive search, thorough background checks, onboarding and training, payroll and benefits, and outsourcing some or all of an HR operation.

These activities also involve short- and long-term staffing and recruiting. While recruitment focuses on filling long-term positions, staffing typically entails contract (temporary) employment.

Staffing and recruiting is a $500 billion global business (Statista, 2022). In the U.S., the staffing industry generates more than $152 billion in annual revenue, employs more than 3 million workers during an average week, and hires about 16 million contract workers each year (American Staffing Association, 2022). The U.S. recruiting industry reports more than $23 billion in revenue per year (IBISWorld, 2021).

In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of hiring a specialist recruiting agency for both candidates and clients.

Why use an agency?

The decision to hire an agency depends on several factors, among them the number of positions you need to fill, how soon you need to fill them, how often you require staffing/recruiting services, the type of candidate(s) you seek to attract and hire, your budget, and your in-house capabilities.

Working with staffing and recruitment agencies offers many benefits for both candidates and clients alike.

For Candidates:

Access to a Wide Range of Job Opportunities 

Specialist recruiting agencies have connections with numerous companies, and they are often the first to learn about new job openings. This means that job seekers who sign up with a recruiting agency get access to a wider range of job opportunities that they may not have known about otherwise. Recruiting agencies can match candidates to positions that suit their skills and experience and increase their chances of finding their dream job.

Franklin Fitch Highlight: Industry agnostic yet specialized in IT infrastructures. We also take the time to get to know you, your background, and your preferences to present the most relevant opportunities. This also helps us advocate for your needs to the client and get them to know you beyond your resume.

Personalized Career Advice

Specialist recruiting agencies offer personalized career advice to job seekers. This includes guidance on job interviews, salary negotiations, and career development opportunities. Recruiting agencies can also help candidates identify their strengths and weaknesses and provide guidance on how to improve their chances of landing a job.

Franklin Fitch Highlight: Since we specialize in IT infrastructure, we have a deeper understanding of industry-specific preferences and market knowledge that allows you to better navigate your search. Furthermore, our commission scheme gives us further incentive to advocate for what’s in your best interest. Basically, the more money you make, the more money we make. You can trust we will always guide you in the right direction.

Efficient Job Search

Job hunting can be a daunting task, especially for those who are already employed. Specialist recruiting agencies can help streamline the job search process by sending job alerts and notifying candidates of job openings that match their skills and experience. This saves candidates time and energy and allows them to focus on other aspects of their lives while the agency does the job searching.

Franklin Fitch Highlight: With your permission, we store your information in our system. After we have our initial conversation, you’ll continue to pop up in our searches for relevant opportunities. When we present these to you, we’ll have a head start since we’ve saved your preferences. 

Access to Unadvertised Jobs

Many companies do not advertise their job openings but instead rely on specialist recruiting agencies to fill them. By signing up with a recruiting agency, candidates can gain access to unadvertised jobs that they would not have known about otherwise. This increases their chances of landing a job that is not only a perfect fit for their skills and experience but also meets their career goals.

Franklin Fitch Highlight: With 11 years of business, we have repeat clients that work exclusively with us, meaning we get first access to their jobs. Furthermore, with direct contact with the client and hiring managers, we get more information on the job than what you’d know from an advertisement.

For Clients:

Access to a Larger Pool of Candidates

Specialist recruiting agencies have a vast pool of candidates at their disposal. This means that clients can access a larger talent pool than they would have been able to reach on their own. Recruiting agencies have connections with a wide range of candidates, including passive job seekers, who may not have applied for the job otherwise.

Franklin Fitch Highlight: With 11 years in business, we have a global internal candidate database of thousands of candidates with whom we’ve built already built a relationship with

Time and Cost Savings

Hiring a specialist recruiting agency can save clients time and money in the long run. The agency handles the entire recruitment process, including advertising, screening, and shortlisting candidates, which frees up the client's time to focus on other important aspects of their business. Additionally, recruiting agencies have a deep understanding of the job market and can negotiate salaries and benefits on behalf of the client, saving them money in the long run.

Franklin Fitch Highlight: Large, global team working around the clock to fill your vacancy. We specialize in filling difficult positions. We frequently see applications-to-offer placements in less than 2 weeks. 

Expertise and Experience

Recruiting agencies specialize in the recruitment process, and their staff are highly skilled and experienced in finding the right candidates for the job. They have a deep understanding of the job market, industry trends, and the skills required for specific roles. This expertise and experience enable them to identify the best candidates for the job quickly and efficiently.

Franklin Fitch Highlight: We qualify and screen candidates before sending them to you. The goal here is to ensure candidates are qualified and help us highlight how they meet your needs. This helps us align candidates’ needs and preferences with yours. Continuous technical training. Follow the sun model for maximized access to candidates. 

Better Quality Hires

Specialist recruiting agencies have a reputation to uphold, and they are invested in finding the best candidates for their clients. They have access to a vast pool of talent, and they use their expertise and experience to identify the best fit for the job. This ensures that clients make better quality hires that are a perfect match for their business needs.

Franklin Fitch Highlight: Our priority is to find the best candidate whose experience and preferences align with your needs and offerings. We have detailed rebate plans in case a candidate doesn’t work out because we prioritize your success.

To Conclude

Hiring a specialist recruiting agency offers numerous benefits for both candidates and clients. It provides candidates with access to a wider range of job opportunities, personalized career advice, and an efficient job search. 

Looking to hire into your ever-growing IT teams or alternatively, looking for a new and exciting role in the technology space but not sure where to start? Get in contact with one of our specialized consultants and get your dream candidate hired today! We can ensure an A-list of candidates and a cooperative and extensive relationship with both clients and candidates.