Professional recruiters are in the business of matching employers with the best talent the job market has to offer. Their expertise helps companies shoulder the burden of maintaining an efficient, productive, and skilled workforce, while helping qualified candidates access top jobs. Here are the top three benefits of using professional recruiters.
Access to Active and Passive Talent
Professional recruiters build extensive pools of talented people by constantly recruiting. And not just those actively looking for a new job. In fact, according to research from LinkedIn, 70% of the workforce is made up of passive job seekers.
From referrals to contacts within various industries to professional organizations, the most successful professional recruiters are constantly on the lookout for the best and brightest talent. So, your company has access to candidates in your industry, and across a wide range of disciplines, expertise, and backgrounds, ensuring you have access to the most qualified professionals.
Ability to Source, Recruit, and Qualify Many Candidates
Direct recruiting of passive candidates, managing multiple resources to access active and inactive candidates, an in-depth interview process, references verification, peer reviews, and more take valuable time away from your already busy schedule.
When working with a professional recruitment company, all the leg work is done for you, freeing you to focus on running your business. In fact, according to Glassdoor, each corporate job opening attracts, on average, 250 resumes. Properly reviewing and vetting resumes takes time that could be better spent in other areas.
Expert Representation of Your Company and Candidate throughout the Hiring Process
Professional recruiters provide benefits for both the employer and the candidate.
Job candidates have access to experienced talent acquisition experts to guide them in the career decision-making process, and, in some cases, to provide ongoing career coaching as they begin their first 90 days of employment.
Employers benefit from a knowledge-based presentation of your company to candidates by industry experts in compensation and benefits. Additionally, insight into the local employment market encourages higher offer acceptance rates by selling your company and your impact in the community to prospective candidates, not just the position.
According to Glassdoor, the top five things a candidate considers before making a decision are 1) salary and compensation, 2) career growth opportunities, 3) work-life balance, 4) location/commute, and 5) company culture and values. Professional recruiters are experts in negotiating the perfect arrangement for both employer and candidate.
About Express Employment Professionals
If you are looking to add new team members during these unprecedented times, contact Express Employment Professionals. We’re in the business of people. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, our international network of franchises offer localized staffing solutions to the communities they serve, employing 552,000 people across North America in 2019. For more information, visit ExpressPros.com.
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