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Why You Should Partner with a Recruiter to Build Your Team

Updated: Jul 30, 2019

In a market where the national unemployment rate is 3.6%, finding available talent to fill vacant positions has become more difficult than ever. In addition to the stress this can add to your current workforce, leaving these roles unfilled can impact your bottom line, often costing thousands of dollars per day in potential revenue.

Recruiting agencies are dedicated to reducing the time, cost, and energy associated with hiring needs. Below are a few reasons why you should be partnering with a recruiter to build your team:

1. Market expertise – The job market is constantly changing, especially in the D.C. Metro area where the demand for talent is growing at a faster pace than most other urban markets. Recruiters have the knowledge and experience to understand the landscape of the employment marketplace and industry trends. They know the ins and outs of what is happening in the hiring world which helps them effectively navigate the talent market.

2. Dedicated partner – Filling an open position can be a daunting task. From advertising and sourcing to conducting interviews and on boarding, it becomes a second full-time job for those who have responsibilities aside from hiring. A recruiting agency doesn’t replace the role of hiring managers or internal staffing departments; rather, it is a partnership between the two parties. An agency works with these teams to find the best available talent, develop efficient processes, and to ensure time and money is well spent.

3. Consultative process – The recruiting process begins well before a candidate even applies for a role. Recruiting agencies understand how to promote your employer brand to the right talent pool, presenting only qualified candidates who are a fit for your role and culture. This process leaves hiring decision makers with only a handful of thoroughly vetted candidates to interview, and with more time to focus on revenue generating activities.

4. Extensive network – Agencies understand the types of roles their clients are looking to fill and are constantly building upon their network of high-quality candidates. When you partner with a recruiter, you’re already a few steps ahead in the hiring process because they have their own database of available talent who have the skills and expertise you’re looking for.

Partnering with a recruiting agency that meets the above standards should always be included in a company’s talent acquisition plan. It is an investment that not only reduces the stress involved in recruiting but will increase the chances of a long-term hire and mitigate turnover rates.

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