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The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

Posted on October 2020

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Sourcing the right talent at the right time can prove arduous for any company. But the process becomes even more challenging when you work within a niche industry or sector. In these situations, a specialist recruiter can help find the perfect candidate for a hard-to-fill role.

There are several benefits a specialist recruiter can offer when looking to find niche talent:

Deep Sector Expertise

A specialist recruiter will hold valuable expertise in your sector. This deep market knowledge will include knowing ‘who is who’, and where the best talent is located. Specialist recruiters can also pull on their niche expertise to provide guidance on market trends such as salary expectations, desirable skill sets, new technologies and employee expectations within your sector.

Help with specific and hard-to-fill roles

Many professional sectors such as tech and financial services hold roles with very specific requirements and have small talent pool to choose from. Roles with ‘essential to have’ skills which are rare in the market are best placed with a specialist recruiter. They can source talent with these unique skills from the databases and relationships built to headhunt exceptional professionals. Specialist recruiters can also quickly sift through and reject unsuitable job applications which do not fit these essential requirements, saving you time.

Cut recruiting cost

One of the most important benefits to hiring a specialist recruitment agency is lowering the costs involved in the recruitment process. Savings come from cutting out time in the recruitment cycle and using in-house recruitment who may still lack the relationships needed to make specialist hires.

Resources within your company can be better spent elsewhere while specialist recruitment agencies can help source talent who will bring further value to your company.

Avoid bad hires

Hiring the wrong candidate for a role can be expensive, and specialist recruiters will spend extra time and effort on ensuring a hire which is not only suitable for the role but a cultural fit who is passionate about developing a long-term career at your company.

Bad hires are avoided by specialist recruiters via methods such as consulting on your job brief, benchmarking your salary offer to establish it is competitive and screening candidates throughout the process.

The cost of a bad hire can be even worse than employers first think, with demotivation and poor work performance often proving contagious; and high staff turnover lowering productivity and morale as a whole.

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