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The Need for a Good Digital Recruitment Agent 2021

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Why do recruiters exist?

Recruitment agencies have been around for a long time - one could argue they've been around since the Egyptians, Romans and Imperial China first started recruiting for their armies when they started to specify the type of citizen they wanted to 'join up".

Indeed, if you wanted to join the Roman Army then the recruitment criteria was short and (not so) sweet - luckily we don't recruit to those standards these days!

  • at least 5′ 8″ in height
  • at least 20 years old
  • be able to march at least 20 miles per day
  • commit to 25 years of service to the Roman army.

It does prove the point though - setting recruitment guidelines has been an essential part of talent acquisition since... well ... forever!

What can your recruiter can do for you?

There are many benefits to partnering with a great specialist recruiter - here are just some of the things they can do for you.   

  • Advise on role scope & salary expectations
  • Talent identification
  • Advertise roles 
  • Review CVs & pre-interview to highlight best candidates
  • Provide expertise during company interviews 
  • Negotiate salaries, bonus, start dates etc
  • Deliver interim professionals
  • Provide industry insight

Essentially, a recruiter who specialises in a niche (such as ecommerce or digital marketing) can provide a highly skilled boost to your recruitment efforts, meaning you end up (ideally) with the right candidate in the role, at the right time and at a fair salary.

That's lovely... but what can they really do...?

Recruiters enable long-term business success

Recruiters... good recruiters... don't just 'fill a gap'. They will invest in you and your company and help you to hire the very best person (or team) to enable your long-term business success.

They'll ask questions, find out about your business, how you tick, the people that work most successfully within it and why. They'll want to know which role/s your hiring and what gap they fill.  They'll also be quick to advise if they think a different position (type or level) would be more suitable for your needs.

Recruiters like to solve problems

Both clients and candidates are trying to solve a different, yet interdependent problem.

For a client it will be to find them the best individual for the job they want to fill - one who has the skills to be successful, who is a great cultural fit, has the potential for growth and who will make the biggest positive impact on the business.

For a candidate it will be to find them the best opportunity which suits their career goals, skills and lifestyle.

Each client and candidate's 'problem' is unique, but it is a recruiters job to understand it fully and find solutions that provide mutual satisfaction for all party's.  

Recruiters can connect the dots

There are fantastic opportunities open to people who want them and good agencies are able to connect the very best talent with the right employer through experienced and skilled staff and strong networks. 

Recruiters have marketplace awareness

In the past few months, there has been an uptick in the jobs market - in fact, the digital jobs marketplace has exploded and is moving incredibly fast.

A recruiter who knows how the market is working at any given time will have a greater understanding of the speed at which recruitment needs to happen, as well as any package expectations.  

Utilising this expertise will ensure that your company is seen as being competitive in the hiring marketplace.

Recruiters can save you money

Recruiting can be costly.

Sure it's not cheap to hire a recruiter (nor should it be), but not partnering with a specialist agent on niche roles, where you don't have enough expertise to really sort the wheat from the chaff yourself, can be just as costly.

You could hire the wrong person - this will cost you in terms of your time, but also in terms of onboarding, training and potentially firing... only to have to go about the whole process again.

Or, you could lose the right person by misreading the market, being too slow to communicate or offer, or underestimating salary.

Great great employees are essential to the success of any business, so it's vital to get it right.

Read more on working with a good specialist recruiter on our blog

Photo by Olav Ahrens Røtne on Unsplash

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