As a business owner, you will always be on the lookout for ways to streamline various practices that will also allow you to save money. One of the most popular ways of doing this is by outsourcing some of your business needs or processes. And one of the most important processes that you can outsource is recruitment.
When you need additional staff, you can get the talent you’re looking for without any hassle by working with one of the top recruitment agencies in Dubai.
Below are the specific benefits small businesses and startups can gain from working with a recruitment company:
1. Industry expertise
Recruitment specialists are experts in various industries and business areas.
When you work with them, you won’t have to spend hours explaining what your business is all about and providing information about your job opening. The recruitment company should immediately understand the nature of your business and have an idea of the ideal candidate you are looking for.
2. Easier access to the most qualified candidates
In terms of finding top talent, seasoned job consultants already know where they are and how to reach them.
They already have a pool of qualified candidates from which you can already choose from. In case you need more applicants, the recruitment agency will be in charge of advertising your job opening.
They will then sort through all the applications they receive and forward the ones that meet your particular requirements to you.
In addition, recruitment firms also have access to talent that are currently employed elsewhere, or passive job seekers. This is something that is highly useful especially if you are looking for a new employee with a particular set of skills or background.
3. Streamlined candidate screening process
One of the most time-consuming stages of recruitment is screening candidates. When you work with a recruiter, you won’t have to handle this process. As already mentioned, the recruitment agency will sort through all applications and shortlist only the most qualified candidates.
In addition, they will run all the necessary checks on the candidates and conduct initial screening interviews to ensure that the applicants you interview are the ones who fit the bill.
You will save a lot of time yet still have a better chance of hiring only the most qualified employee that will fit right into your company structure.
4. Assistance with salary negotiation
Once you find the most qualified candidate, the last thing you want to happen is for the applicant to back out because both of you can’t find a middle ground in terms of the compensation package. This is an issue you can easily avoid when you are working with a recruitment company.
A job consultant can help you benchmark an attractive compensation package against your competition and provide valuable resources which will give you insights on current trends before the salary negotiation stage.
Additionally, your recruiter can negotiate on your and the applicant’s behalf. Once both parties are aware of the other’s expectations and hopes, there will be a more realistic prospect of sealing the deal.
5. Provision of interim professionals
Lastly, recruitment companies can give you the added advantage of increasing or decreasing your employee count as needed. This is because job consultants can provide professionals for full-time, permanent roles, and those suitable for interim jobs.
If you only need a temp to cover for an absent employee who has gone off ill or left at short notice, a recruitment agency can help you out. They will also have no difficulties supplying you with additional employees to meet seasonal demands.
Recruitment firms have candidates on hand who are willing to work immediately. As such, you will get the extra hands you need quickly.
Overall, working with a recruitment company will save you time and money. You will get the most suitable candidate without you or your team spending hours coming up with ways to reach qualified applicants, screening candidates, and negotiating with them.
You will also save money since you won’t have to go through the often expensive task of advertising your job opening. You will also prevent your phone bills from ballooning since your company won’t need to handle the initial screening process usually facilitated through phone calls. Lastly, with your recruiter’s help, you won’t go over your budget in terms of the compensation package you are willing to give your new employee.
Whether you are looking for permanent or temporary staff, work with a trusted recruitment company to help you out with your staffing needs.
A passionate recruiter with more than 12 years in the executive search industry, Payal Bhatia is an international headhunter and business partner for RM & Associates in the MENA region specializing in the FMCG, retail, telecom and engineering sectors.