It takes time to hire new employees, time that a lot of business leaders don’t have. As a business leader, your time is valuable and hiring takes a lot of it.
Are you spending hours sorting through hundreds of cover letters, applications, and resumes every single day? Are you having doubts about the applicant you just interviewed and wondering why they didn’t stay long in their past jobs? Is no one noticing all the jobs you’ve posted on social media?
If you want to save time, or if you seem to be stuck in a rut and are not getting enough applicants or both, it may be time to look into search firms. With a search firm, you can really put your job out there and broaden your search.
Here is why you should utilize the help of a search firm:
Search Firms Have More Resources
Due to time constraints and the lack of human resources, sometimes you can’t possibly have the time to accommodate every applicant that comes knocking on your door, or go through every resume that is sent to your inbox. No one should expect you to! You’re a business leader. You’re running an entire company. Hiring is an entire job in itself and you don’t have the time for that! Search firms do.
Because search firms have a much larger reach than you and because their entire business is about hiring, more time is put into background reference checks. Search firms cast a wider net and broaden the candidate pool to find the right people to work for you.
Search Firms Are Confidential
When you utilize a search firm, you can be sure that your information is kept under lock and key. As a business leader, confidentiality is beyond important.
Doing this is a replacement for the traditional way of looking for employees and allows you to keep your organization confidential until a suitable candidate is found. Then you can decide to share information with them.
They Find Talent Anywhere
Since search firms have a broad network of candidates, they can promote your job and sell the opportunity to potential candidates through exclusive networks. They also take the time to learn your company’s culture and put your job opening in front of “hidden” candidates. Those are people that are not actively searching for new opportunities (so they wouldn’t have seen your job posting on social media) but might be a great fit.
Search firms identify highly successful candidates who have a proven track record and determine that one thing that sets them apart so that you end up with the best possible list of potentials.
They Are Flexible
Search firms can work in multiple positions and streamline the process while working with numerous company departments. Without them, that’s far too much for one person, especially a busy business leader like yourself.
Because you are bound by non-competes, non-solicits, or industry relationships to not recruit your competition, a search firm can do it for you without you having to worry about getting in trouble.
They Give You An Edge Against Your Competitors
Search firms have the tools, network, and process in place to manage the search and recruit directly from reputable companies or your competitors. Since they go above and beyond, they can guarantee you that they will give you the best candidate in a short time!
Search firms stand behind their quality and make commitments to their clients by saving your time and giving you the best candidates for the job. They make sure that they know the industry like the back of their hand while eliminating costs. So, when it’s time to think about hiring, consider using a search firm to make the process easier for you while also making sure that you get the best possible candidates. With the help of a search firm, you can find candidates that will help drive your company forward!
If you have questions or would like more information, I’d be happy to help. Please send an email, and my team will get in touch with you!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2017 and has been edited for accuracy and comprehensiveness.