6 Reasons why you should engage a recruitment company

by Jessica Reichert


1. Increasing shortage of skilled labor

The increasing shortage of young and experienced professionals makes it even more difficult for companies to find suitable candidates. Talented candidates are oftentimes working for top companies and therefore are not looking for new jobs. Those who are looking for a new job are frequently recruited by many other companies and they obviously have their own demands. Factors such as salary, opportunities for further training, promotion prospects, company health promotions, and work environment often play a decisive role in the competition for talented applicants. Through information exchange with several candidates, professional recruiters have got to know which are the important factors that candidates are looking for and using this information they are able to properly advise companies.


2. Networks

Recruiting companies are typically well networked. In addition to the traditional search in job portals, recruitment firms also attend trade fairs or otherwise organize events in which employers can meet with potential employees. Likewise, professional recruitment firms are also networked with colleges, universities, or other educational institutions thus having the opportunity to directly contact young candidates. The presence of recruitment companies on social media channels is also playing an even more important role in reaching young candidates in particular.


3. Time

Time is money. Headhunting outsourcing companies are now focused on other important business processes instead. Professional recruitment firms frequently provide their clients with a specific recruiter per recruitment assignment. The aim is to ensure the client has a contact person at all times who, in turn, can focus entirely on the corresponding recruitment process. Professional recruiters take the time to find out the exact corporate goals the customer would like to achieve in the future and which are the profile requirements the candidate should meet. In addition, professional recruiters also interview candidates in to see if they match the profile. Besides professional quality, the candidate's personality and ability to work in a team also play an essential role.


4. Long experience

Due to their long experience and to the fact that they are in close contact with several employers and employees, professional recruiters are aware of the demands and expectations of both parties and are able to mediate and provide professional advise. However, not only the years of experience in recruitment play an important role here but also the professional diversity of recruiters. In addition to commercially trained economists and recruiters, recruiting teams frequently include psychologists who use suitable metric methods to assess applicants‘ personality and motivation. Graduates in marketing, media and communication sciences are more and more represented in recruiting companies due to the fact that recruitment practices are also very popular in social media platforms. Many professional recruitment firms are nowadays playing an active role throughout the industrial sector. As a result, they are quite familiar with the rapid pace posed by the diverse markets and technologies and are well acquianted with what is needed in different areas. Also, they have a good sense of when a lateral promotion is feasible by advising both employees and employers on upskilling and reskilling matters.


5. Multiculturism and Diversity

Interculturality and diversification is much more successful. Intercontinental recruiting companies rely on the necessary tools, contacts and know-how to perform cross-continental employee allocations and, if necessary, to poach personnel from other continents. People who are not specifically looking for an offshore job are concerned because of their lack of experience in working abroad. Likewise, it is important for headhunting agencies to be aware of such factors to be able to offer the appropriate solution. The highly increasing inclusion of women and transgender* people in the industry sector is also playing an important part. Professional recruitment firms are now paying attention to such factors and therefore a diverse group of candidates may be proposed.


6. Quality control and regular training

Professional recruiting firms track their recruitment process to have deeper insight about the placement process as well as to continue optimizing their recruitment processes. Nowadays, surveys are widely used to measure customer satisfaction and recruiters continuous training has become crucial. In addition to in-house training programs, another part of the corporate culture at many recruitment companies is to keep abreast of the latest research findings and trends in human resources.

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