3 years ago
January 7, 2015

Using Recruiting Agencies can Net a Positive ROI

The process of hiring a new employee is a costly one no matter how you go about it.  Handling recruiting and initial evaluations in-house involve exp

Rhys Metler

Return On InvestmentThe process of hiring a new employee is a costly one no matter how you go about it.  Handling recruiting and initial evaluations in-house involve expending valuable time and resources that could be utilized making your company money instead of toiling with recruitment efforts, resumes and countless interviews.  On the other hand, outsourcing to recruiting agencies comes with associated fees.  

The question is whether outsourced recruiting fees represent a positive return on investment.  The short answer is yes, assuming your choice of recruiting agencies represents a good fit for your needs.   Why?  Because hiring the right person adds value to your organization and the wrong one costs money and resources in tandem with lost opportunities and additional costs to replace them.  Here are how recruiting agencies can net you a positive ROI in your employee search:

Larger Field of Qualified Candidates

Recruiting agencies have much larger pools of talent to draw from than a single employer can hope to replicate.  They recruit candidates constantly and know the ropes when it comes to searching for the top performers in their respective fields.  

Recruiters also have the know-how to search out prospective employees for very specific positions.  A key difference between in-house and outsourced recruiting, these agencies have the requisite experience and resources to perform customized searches for your specific needs, be that to attract industry-specific talent or those with the unique skill sets required to meet lofty employment goals. The end result is a larger number of qualified candidates identified for your employment opportunity.  

Screening and Assessments

Once through the initial screening steps recruiting agencies will assess applicable skills via a set of tests and verbal assessments.  During this process applicants’ suitability for your employee needs are gauged as well as the qualifying of the level of their skills.   The screening and assessment process ensures that your hiring managersonly see the most qualified candidates.

Experience Matters

Recruiting agencies seek out and review employment candidates as their sole professions, performing the associated tasks on a daily basis.  They know the pitfalls that can potentially stand in the way of a successful placement and the keys to finding extraordinary employees.  That experience matters and is the overriding factor that will make the difference between an unsuccessful hiring and one that can help your company achieve its goals.

Recruiting agencies have the ability to fill your waiting room with experienced, qualified candidates by seeking out numerous talented individuals and assessing their talents prior to entering your own hiring process.  By tapping into those professional resources your company has the best opportunity to make a successful hiring decision, saving your own time and resources for what they are best at and reducing your chances of repeating the process unnecessarily.

Rhys Metler

Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 11+ years of focused experience in the Digital Media, Mobile, Software, Technology and B2B verticals. He has a successful track record of headhunting top performing sales candidates for some of the most exciting brands in North America. He is a Certified Recruitment Specialist (CRS) and has expert experience in prospecting new business, client retention/renewals and managing top performing sales and recruitment teams. Rhys enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and two daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day, tropical vacations and cottaging.