16.06.2020
Growing your business? Yes - you will need a good recruiter.
Moving office? Making your first hire? Shaking up your team? New contract?
You will always need a good recruiter in business.

When I first started my career in recruitment - I always questioned why employers would need the help of an agency when there is so many tools to recruit yourselves. Even more so with the wonders of technology completing changing how easy it is to communicate.

But in fact, even now I still come across new reasons to utilise services. Sometimes not even ones I have thought about when approaching our clients.

If you are thinking of the next steps to growing your team - then as the title says - yes, you will need a good recruiter. And why?

Headhunt the Industry Best
Headhunting requires knowledge, time and a careful considered approach. Its not like you can just go and call your competitors phone line and start offering our roles to their staff. At least, not professionally. Good recruiters who understand their market will already have open communication with the most suited candidates to your roles and understand how to confidentially open talks about future opportunities, expectations, progression and can take the time to skill and goal match. Sometimes the best candidates just aren’t in the market for a role but will consider better opportunities - so using someone to headhunt talent is sometimes the number one approach to finding the right person.

Try before your Employ
If you are unsure about a new role and how it will work with your current business or simply would like to give it a few months before offering someone a permanent place - then using a recruiter can facilitate this in a completely hassle free manner. Sometimes if you are opening a new division or have won a new contract that you are taking it steady with, getting a temporary solution is ideal as you take baby steps into the new challenges. Recruiters can help take on employment risk, facilitate payroll and even help train the new recruits before they come onto your books (or at least if you use Darcy Associates we will *cough*cough*)

Travelling team? Hire locally!
Lets be real. If you work in construction - its unlikely that all your work is going to be right on your doorstep. Accommodation and travel costs are a real big issue for the entire construction industry. 

Working with a recruiter means you can hire locally, stop forking out large travel and accommodation bills and even save our planet a little with a lower carbon footprint. Plenty of public sector contracts insist that you hire locally where possible. It can even be a deciding factor on winning contracts.

Time!
No one starts a business with the end goal being to work themselves into the ground. Recruitment is an extremely time consuming part of running a business. As long as you give a good recruiter good job descriptions, briefs and allow them to get to know you and your business - you will have someone to delegate the majority of the recruitment task for you. At least, all the tough and rough bits like cifting through CVs and arranging interviews. Of course, you aren't going to hand over the entire recruitment process to someone else - but moving the time consuming tasks gives you more time to focus on running your business.

There is plenty of other reasons to get a good recruiter! Take the time to get to know a good recruiter and you will always have a helping hand for times when you need to recruit. Why not try us?

www.DarcyAssociates.co.uk