The recruitment and selection process in any organization is usually one of the most resource and time intensive processes in any organization. Just the task of going through the collected resumes is pretty laborious in itself as many people who have applied for the job might not fulfill the requirements or might not be fit for the job position. Employment agencies do not only help you with these tasks but makes it rather convenient for your company to carry on with the selection procedures, as they have already shortlisted the best-suited candidates as per your requirements.
Outsourcing such a task makes sure that your employees can spend more time in the core activities and the overall efficiency of the recruitment process can be increased.
One of the major activities of the employment agencies is to act as a marketplace for the job seekers and the job providers. Over the time, they accumulate many resume and information of the job seekers and maintain a detailed database of them. When the requirement is shared with them by a business or a corporate, they filter the people who they think would be the best suited for the jobs and give their information to the clients.
Thus, it becomes imperative for you to share your expectations and details of job position in detail. Some of the factors which you should mention are, the minimum education qualification and experience needed, the job position and responsibilities, etc. This would help the employment agency to filter the candidates in the best possible way.
The power of Choice
One thing you shouldn’t underestimate about such agencies is the pool of candidates they have. Even a relatively small employment agency might have wide a variety of job seekers in their lists, which can cater to different clients in the industry. From an unexperienced fresher to one with years of experience in a particular field, you can find the one which suits the company. Some of the agencies are specialized in a particular industry or job profile and have a vast pool of seekers in that category like Information Technology, Food industry, management professionals or semi-skilled factory workers.
This will help you to get the best candidate and not settle for someone mediocre. If an agency is new, it might have a small number of applicants in a specific category, and getting services of such a company would get you little choices but still higher costs.
The Hidden Gems
These agencies make sure that they get some of the most experienced and highly educated appliers so that they can serve their clients well. The people they select and refer to their clients are heavily filtered both manually and by computer processes. To give you a short and a relevant list, such agencies keep in constant touch with the HR departments of your business or company to list new candidates and understand your requirements better. Thus, these services in many ways make your selection process much simpler, as all the dirty work is taken up by such agencies which save your company resources, time and efforts.