Five Ways Partnering with Recruitment Agencies Revolutionises Your Hiring

Five Ways Partnering with Recruitment Agencies Revolutionises Your Hiring


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Recruitment is an essential aspect of any business, and the process can be both time-consuming and challenging. Here are five ways partnering with recruitment agencies revolutionises your hiring.

With the help of an expert recruitment agency that specialises in small business hiring, you can save time and money (and stress!) while ensuring that you are hiring the right candidates. In this article, we will explore the five benefits of working with a recruitment agency for hiring.

1. Access to a Wider Range of Talent

Recruitment agencies have access to a wide range of job seekers, including passive candidates who are not actively looking for a job but are open to new career moves. This means you can access a broader talent pool, including candidates not visible on job boards or social media platforms. 

These agencies have an extensive network of contacts. This allows them to reach out to candidates who may not be actively looking for a job but are suitable for a particular role.

2. Expertise and Knowledge of the Market

Expert recruitment agencies in small business hiring have a deep understanding of the job market. They are also very skilled at knowing what skills are required for your different roles, especially when it may be your first sales or marketing person. They keep up to date with industry trends, salary expectations, and the availability of talent. 

This knowledge allows them to advise businesses on the best recruitment strategies and help them find the right candidates for their roles. Recruitment agencies can also provide guidance on the recruitment process, including candidate screening, interviewing, and onboarding.

3. Time and Cost-Effective

Doing your own recruitment can feel like it’s the cheaper option. However, it can be a stressful, time-consuming and costly process. You can save time and money by working with a specialist recruitment agency. Recruitment agencies handle the entire recruitment process, from advertising the job to screening candidates and arranging interviews. Some expert recruiters also take care of your onboarding process minimising problems as they arise.

This frees up time for businesses to focus on other areas of their operations. Recruitment agencies also have access to job boards and other recruitment tools, which can be costly for businesses to use independently.

When using a recruiter, your due diligence for each candidate will tend to be higher and more in-depth. And equally, the due diligence on the actual vacancy itself is key if you partner with a recruiter who ‘gets’ how to hire your first sales person. It’s a different approach to the market than when a corporate hires yet another sales person.

4. Reduced Risk of Bad Hires

Recruiting the wrong candidate can be costly for businesses financially and in terms of productivity. The REC published a report in 2017 that said 17% of new employees don’t even pass their three-month probation. Small companies are unlikely to be able to have a turnover of staff of nearly one in five new employees. Recruitment agencies can reduce the risk of bad hires by their more robust and thorough hiring process.

Many recruitment agencies have the expertise to assess candidates’ skills, experience, and cultural fit. This reduces the risk of your business making a poor hiring decision that can be costly for you in the long term.

5. Flexibility and Scalability

Recruitment agencies can provide businesses with flexibility and scalability, allowing them to adapt to your changing recruitment needs. For example, you may need to ramp up your recruitment efforts during peak periods or for specific projects. 

Plus, they can supply additional resources to manage these recruitment needs, ensuring that businesses can meet their hiring targets. Recruitment agencies can also provide temporary or contract staff, allowing businesses to scale up or down their workforce as required.


Working with a recruitment agency can provide businesses with many benefits, including access to a wider range of talent, expertise, and knowledge of the market, time and cost savings, reduced risk of bad hires, and flexibility and scalability. By partnering with a recruitment agency, businesses can focus on their core operations while ensuring that they hire the best candidates for their roles.

Do you want to spend countless hours sifting through resumes and conducting interviews? Let an innovative recruitment agency like Your People Partners take the hassle out of hiring. Get in touch today to learn how we can help you access a wider range of talent.

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Helen Sanders Managing Director and Chief People Partner
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