Five reasons why your company should hire a full-time recruiter

Nov 4, 2021
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Hiring a recruiting professional has the potential to be the turning point in streamlining your hiring strategy and process. Especially as top talent becomes more difficult to secure, it takes a dedicated resource to find and recruit the best candidates for your growing team. 

But if you need a little more convincing, we got you. Here are just five reasons why your company would benefit from hiring a full-time recruiter. 

1. Save time and money

Engaging in a job search, reviewing resumes, and screening candidates requires time – something hiring managers don’t have a lot of in culmination with their already time consuming tasks. A recruiter’s role is to locate top talent and handle the screening process, allowing managers to focus on the most qualified candidates and ultimately seal the deal.

Keeping a position open can also be costly. Because recruiters are able to dedicate 100% of their time to this process, they can get people through the door faster, cutting the costs of paid postings. 

2. Secure top talent

In a pool of applicants, it can be tough to track down the right people without spending hours searching. Experienced recruiters know where to look and they know how to leverage their existing network of contacts to their advantage. 

A talented recruiter highlights candidates’ strengths and remembers small details from their interactions to stay in touch and leverage future openings. So when the time comes, recruiters know the best way to present an opportunity to get them interested.  

3. They know the market

When it comes to the talent in your market, recruiters know what’s up. With knowledge of how to leverage web analytics tools to obtain valuable data on salary ranges and pay rates, recruiters are able to illuminate the job market and pinpoint the right people. 

And because of their exposure to so many different companies and candidates, they know the ins and outs of the industry, and their expertise can mean the difference between hiring the perfect person and watching them get snatched up by another employer. 

4. Access to the ‘hidden’ job market

73% of candidates are passive job seekers, meaning you’re missing out on a massive talent pool by putting all your energy into postings.

By leveraging their network, recruiters can locate candidates that companies can’t find on their own, namely those who aren’t conducting an active job search – which include some of the most talented professionals. While you may be able to pursue passive candidates on your own, a recruiter’s reputation and resources are necessary to provide a successful outcome.  

5. Enhance employee retention

69% of employees are more likely to stay with a company for three years if they had a good onboarding experience. 

Recruiters spend the majority of their time talking to people, making them excellent communicators. That’s why when it comes to onboarding employees, their attention to detail and continuous follow-up efforts make for a positive welcome and improve the chances of new hires sticking around. 

Building a strong, lasting team relies on getting good people through the door. A recruiter can make that possible, all while saving you time, money, and from the possibility of bad hires. 

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