Every company has its own view on employing the services of a recruitment agency. Whilst some will prefer to bring in and develop their own in-house recruitment team, others find it easier and more efficient to let an agency carry this work for them.
For those that are undecided as yet, what exactly are the perks of letting someone else take care of your IT recruitment strategy? The following points should shed some light on why the additional cost can be fully justified for many businesses.
1.) Quick access to top-notch talent. The decision to use an IT recruitment agency is nearly always driven by a need for hard-to-reach, high calibre staff. Agencies often have the infrastructure to find talent that companies would struggle to unearth themselves. This is because, as well as having access to numerous CV databases and advertising mediums, agencies also maintain a number of personal connections to ensure great staff can be found within set timescales.
2.) A money saving option? Although companies often bemoan their agents’ fees, the truth is that a good IT recruitment agency can save their clients money. If, for example, a company is in desperate need of a .Net developer but can’t find a worker who is of a sufficient calibre in their local area, the search costs can quickly escalate. Both the time of the hiring personnel and the business cost of having an unfilled position need to be considered. A well-executed IT recruitment process can therefore prove highly beneficial in the long term.
3.) Expert knowledge. A number of IT recruitment agencies have consultants who are themselves highly qualified in the areas they are recruiting in. This allows them to speak in some depth and detail about available roles. This can bring enormous value as it allows them to quickly separate the good candidates from the bad, and ultimately get the best people across to their client. In addition to this, it also makes it easier for them to maintain a healthy list of relevant contacts.