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There are plenty of misconceptions about human resources recruiters. Sure, it can be difficult for an agency to understand your unique culture or to maintain satisfactory communications. But these aren’t arguments against HR recruiters in general so much as they’re arguments against specific underperformers. The right firm will help your company’s culture shine through while giving you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your hiring is in safe hands.

If you’ve never considered outsourcing your recruitment efforts to HR professionals, you may have a few questions about the process. Rest assured, this isn’t the big leap you may think it is. Not only will you save valuable time and resources, but you’ll get amazing service for your purchase. They use proven, versatile methods that suit the candidates you seek, so they won’t hire an executive in the same way they’ll find a social media intern.

You may still have questions about how HR recruiters can help you. Fear not, because here are the answers to a few of these queries.

WHY SHOULD I OUTSOURCE MY RECRUITMENT EFFORTS?

In spite of the introduction, you may not be convinced that outside recruiters can actually help your organization. If this is the case, you should consider the idea that only one thing ensures a firm’s survival, and that’s its reputation. If the recruiter sends a single unqualified candidate to a client, it throws their entire judgment into question. This can spell the end of a business relationship, and if it happens too often, it could ruin the recruiter’s business.

Freelance status does more than just keep recruiters honest, though. It also allows them to draw from wider prospect pools. A normal HR department is often confined in the sources it can tap, but recruiting agencies need to maintain broad networks in order to give their clients the best value. As a result, they find more qualified candidates than an in-house HR team.

Beyond the sourcing process, though, hiring requires too much time and resources. Why pay a full-time employee to pick a few needles from a haystack? HR recruiters handle everything from sourcing through to onboarding, allowing you to focus your energies on your day-to-day operations.

WILL A RECRUITER FIND CANDIDATES THAT FIT MY WORK CULTURE?

Resumesonly tell half the story. A piece of paper often conveys anapplicant’s qualifications, but it rarely establishes his or her personality and values convincingly. Half of a recruiter’s job is picking out which candidates applied because they truly align with a company’s goals and which are simply looking to draw a regular paycheque.

You may think you can spot an interested candidate in an interview, but why wait that long and waste precious time? Recruiters use specific factors to tailor their selection process, which means they’ll send you applicants that work well within your particular culture. You’ll never have to worry about having to quickly replace a new employee ever again.

WHY USE AN HR RECRUITER WHEN I COULD WORK WITH A TALENT ACQUISITION SPECIALIST?

Talent acquisition specialists work miracles if they have already devised a strategy and started the implementation process. But what if you need to hire a new employee right away and you don’t have any lower-rung employees that are suitable for promotion? At that point, a specialist’s efforts may be a case of too little too late.

Most businesses go through busy periods at some point in the year, so they need to hire staff quickly to accommodate the demand. A recruiter will find staff members that can suit your needs in these situations without wasting time on strategic planning.

Felicia Smith

Felicia is the manager of human capital solutions at AugmentHR. With over six years of recruitment experience coupled with multi-faceted HR roles, Felicia is an expert in matching people with the right role and environment. She has worked in many different industries, including investment banking, HR consulting firms, medical, and commercial. Understanding people is one of her strengths, and she has recruited at every level, from directors, project managers, and engineers to operators and general labourers. Her ability to network and develop relationships has been a key tool to her success. With approximately two years of experience managing people and creating a positive work environment, Felicia’s diverse skill set makes her a well-rounded individual. Her business education and background help her identify different business needs and human capital solutions.

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