Build a lasting team by hiring the right people

By Shadi Chakoutahi, Founder, Staffing Proxy

Recruiting is about quality, accuracy, efficiency and speed. Recruitment firms with their industry-specific experience, attention to detail, extensive talent network and various recruiting tools are valuable partners for any business.

Finding the right partner

The atmosphere you’ve established is unique to your business, and you don’t want to compromise it. A qualified recruiting firm will ask questions about your company culture, brand and values to bring in the best fit for your team. Whether you prefer a flexible, multi-tasking environment or a fast and focused approach, your hiring process should be tailored precisely to you.

A qualified recruiting firm will ask questions about your company culture, brand and values to bring in the best fit for your team.

While hiring is part of every business owners’ job, it’s never the main focus. That’s why it makes sense to let the hiring experts partner with you to bring in the very best recruits. Ceding control should not be hard when you’re turning over the reins to the right person. The right recruiting agency will partner closely with you to bringing their talents and tools into the ring while ensuring that your voice is heard and supported throughout the process.

They will accompany you and your team to make the right decisions for your business while extending continual assistance with HR, people management, development and more.

Saving time

Fifty percent of jobs that are posted on free online platforms are open for more than 90 days. Plus, the recruiting process is assumed to take 45 days at best. With a recruitment agency that specializes in your industry, and is set up with the time and tools to deliver practical results, you can cut this down and be fully staffed much sooner.

Lowering the risk

Hiring is a tough job full of nuances and subtleties. Resumes can have up to 78% misleading statements and 46% actual lies, so it takes more than a cursory glance at a candidate to be sure you’re really hiring the right person. In fact, 7 out of 10 recent grads said they would lie on a resume to get the job they want!

Resumes can have up to 78% misleading statements and 46% actual lies…

Poor hiring decisions have a lasting effect on the entire organization and its reputation, employees, and customers or patients.

Fortunately, recruiting agencies have a more extensive talent network, private resume banks, assessments and background verification to ensure that you’re hiring for the long term. Recruiters are specially equipped to do this more effectively when they specialize in your particular field, whether it be technology, human services or healthcare.

Reducing expense

With the time a recruitment agency can save you – not only on the front end but also by providing you with quality talent and reducing employee turnover – recruiters are an efficient use of your budget. Be sure to look for an agency that won’t charge upfront for services.

Of course, anytime an agency is willing to offer you a satisfaction guarantee, you’ve hit the jackpot. This shows that they’ve developed a proven process for finding talent that exceeds their clients’ expectations and allows you to develop a working relationship of trust that goes both ways.

Of course, anytime an agency is willing to offer you a satisfaction guarantee, you’ve hit the jackpot.

Partnering with a recruitment agency is a way to get quality talent hired more quickly and at a lowered cost. The real question is which recruiting firm is right for your business.

Look for a recruiter that specializes in your industry, offers a long-term relationship with many benefits like HR services, seeks to know what your brand and culture are all about, and provides a satisfaction guarantee that speaks for their results.