Top 3 Reasons to Use a Recruiter

If you’re responsible for the hiring in your organisation, bringing in an independent recruiter to fill job vacancies could be one of the smartest business decisions you’ll make. Recruiters who get it right not only find the best person for the position but can also save you a lot of time and money.

1. Recruiters save time

Recruiting for an existing or new position can add a lot of unnecessary pressure to a manger’s already full schedule.

Before you jump in to recruiting for your organisation think about all the tasks that need to be done as part of the process.

  • Refining position descriptions
  • Placing advertisements
  • Fielding enquiries
  • Assessing resumes
  • Screening candidates
  • Interviewing and checking references
  • Offers and negotiation

These tasks all add up to a lot of time and energy for something you probably do intermittently. And when you consider it can take more than 65 days to fill a position, that’s a lot of time you’re going to need to carve out if you’re the one doing the recruiting.

Hiring a recruiter is an outsourcing decision that will instantly deliver you the resource of time, so you can use it effectively to drive business development and produce outcomes.

And if there’s one thing we all want more of in our business roles, it’s time.

2. ……money

Recruitment costs. There’s no getting around the fact.

But successful recruitment can save your organisation big dollars in the long run.

Using in-house resources to recruit for a mid-level position can cost companies upward of $10,000. And that’s before you factor in the loss of productivity costs, which quickly add up while positions remain vacant.

But did you know, the single biggest cost to organisations in the recruitment arena is not having the right people in the right jobs?

Hiring mistakes – which often result in a person leaving a position in less than 12 months ­– can cost up to one and a half times the position’s annual salary. For the majority of employers that means more than $100,000 per bad hire.

Recent research from PwC and LinkedIn has revealed not having the right people in the right jobs is costing Australia $3.8 billion in lost productivity. And the same report found that not matching the right person to the right job led to $385 million in avoidable recruitment costs last year.

It really does add up to hire a professional recruiter to take care of this important part of your business.

3. Recruiters make the magic happen

Saving time and money are great motivators to outsource recruitment but as a professional recruiter the biggest asset I can bring to your organisation is the ability to get the right person for your unique needs.

As a recruiter I am essentially looking for a successful outcome for two parties who can have very different requirements – the employer and the employee.

When you think about it, the odds of finding the perfect person to fill a role can be a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack.

On one end you’ve got managers, supervisors and co-workers who all have different expectations of the position in question. And then there’s the candidate, who brings another set of varying human qualities to the table.

It’s my job to take all these variables and find the best outcome. And because of my extensive industry experience, I’ve already been through that haystack numerous times and can quickly navigate the contingent nature of finding that person whose skillset is going to match your brief.

Successful recruitment delivers satisfaction all round. Every time I place a candidate I stake my reputation on it and am immensely proud of my high success rate.

At Oxygen Recruitment we are so confident we can get you the right result we back our service with a money-back guarantee on the placement.

To find the right person for the job contact James on 0422660094.