by Simon Lythgoe
Working with a recruitment partner today is an essential step for many businesses. Versatile and flexible, you can choose to engage this type of support on an ongoing basis, per project or ad hoc, as and when required. Given the increasingly competitive market for top talent, and the recruitment challenges faced by many businesses today, the right partnership can be transformative. But how do you know when it’s the right time to consider a recruitment partner?
You’re just not attracting the right people
Most businesses face one obstacle or another when it comes to recruitment. That could be a lack resources to offer market rates, being a startup with zero reputation or being unaware of how – and where – to reach the right candidates. A recruitment partner can help you make contact with the candidates who are most likely to be suitable for your business and design solutions to overcome any potential issues that might be putting the best people off.
Location or niche markets present a challenge
If you’re located in the centre of a town or city then you will normally have a much better chance of generating interest than in the heart of the country. The same is true for the role – if it’s niche and specialist then there’s a requirement to be more proactive when it comes to finding the candidates who will have the right skill set to be able to do the job. This is where the network and experience you’ll have access to with a recruitment partner become really important. You’ll be able to reach out to the right people across the right channels when you have this kind of specialist support.
There is an immediate need
It could be a new office or a new project, the need to find people to support a product launch or marketing initiative. If you’re currently facing an imminent need to recruit effectively, often in a short space of time, working with a recruitment partner will give you a much better chance of meeting current requirements. Recruitment specialists have an in-depth understanding of how to resource change like this quickly and effectively, ensuring that company culture is communicated and that the business’ profile is being raised in the right places.
You need to generate more results with fewer resources
Every business today faces challenges when it comes to finance. If you feel like the allocation you currently have for recruitment isn’t generating the kind of results you had anticipated then it might be time to consider a recruitment partner. Working with recruitment specialists will enable you to get more from what you invest in this crucial area. A wealth of experience and specialist knowledge and expertise support significantly more return on investment and the pursuit of set goals using existing resources.
If any of the above resonate in your business it could benefit from the support and guidance that a recruitment partner can provide. Find out more by taking a look at our services for employers today.