Maximise your relationship with your recruitment agency
A strategic partnership is critical to the success of hiring
Recruitment is a resource-intensive and time-consuming process that requires extensive experience and knowledge to deliver successful results.
It’s no secret that this is the primary reason that many organisations choose to outsource their talent search to a recruitment agency with the expertise and resources to find the right candidate for the role quickly and effectively.
The key to maximising the recruitment resource is working in partnership with the recruitment agency to formulate an aligned strategy that helps to engender a value-added relationship.
Why work with a recruitment agency?
Digital developments, particularly social networking sites such as LinkedIn providing a host of resourcing tools and greater access to large networks of potential candidates, has sparked debate about the uncertainty of the future of the recruitment industry.
The job boards must be relieved by the shift in attention to recruitment agencies given that the rise of social media ignited the ‘death to job boards’ debate many years previously.
The fact is that without the relevant experience to help you harness these candidate rich tools in order to maximise their potential, the pressure on hiring managers and HR teams to deliver in the most cost effective way remains.
Professional and experienced recruitment agencies offer significant benefits. Working alongside consultants who have developed years of experience and insight into a particular market means you are able to tap into those specialist skills and the expert services they can provide – including candidate screening, filtering and profiling.
You also have the opportunity of sourcing candidates from specialist talent pools that are simply unavailable via other methods of recruitment – ensuring you’re much more likely to find the individual that can deliver the greatest ROI and performance.
How to develop an effective added-value relationship
The key to a successful professional relationship is no industry secret. As with most relationships, it’s about effective two-way communication. This is essential in ensuring both parties are kept informed as to the development and progress of the recruitment strategy by keeping an open and honest dialogue between yourselves and your consultant.
Identifying objectives and goals will help to establish a foundation of shared trust imperative to a successful recruitment process.
It’s about mutual engagement and buy-in to prioritise quality over quantity. This means developing realistic and reasonable expectations of the recruitment process – especially for niche or hard-to-fill positions.
Be flexible and open to advice from professionals who understand the industry they specialise in because the placement is as important to them as it is to you.
What we can offer
Here at Jev Jobs we specialise in a wide range of industries with a wealth of experience and a diverse talent-base that allows us to provide your organisation with expert advice and insights through a personal and consultative approach.
Contact us today to find out more about how we can assist with your recruitment objectives.