HR teams are often burdened with a lot of tasks - from engagement to managing change. As custodians of culture, it's critical that HR teams create a distinction between activities to elevate itself to the role of a business leading function. A staffing agency can add value to the entire process in following ways:

Better access to quality passive talent

The cream of talent is happily employed and lies passively beneath the sweep of the search radar. The limited bandwidth of a company’s internal recruiters constrains them (in terms of both time and effort) from making connections and getting access to this talent pool.

Executive recruiters, on the other hand, have made it their job to unearth such networks and to assiduously cultivate passive talent. The good staffing agencies develop an ongoing relationship with the passive talent and act as career coaches. They represent candidates whom they know personally or are referred to by their trusted networks. They know the skills, traits, and behaviours of the candidates – both positive and not-so-positive ones. They can call in the right candidates who they know will fit the job, be genuinely interested to explore possibilities and look at the long-term haul.

No fatigue of talent overload

Recruiters have this habit of inundating every channel of communication with job postings. Most of the applicants may not be qualified to perform the job. Again, in a situation of cramped time and budgets, the recruitment agency can whittle the list to a thinner one comprising the best-qualified candidates, and not merely applicants. The result is a quicker completion of the hiring process while saving precious time and money.

Imagine the compounded advantage where the external recruiters work to close the difficult and niche requirements, leaving in-house attention to be focused business-critical tasks.

Niche skills need niche recruiters

There are external recruiters who specialise in niche areas and truly bring in a consultative advantage. As an example speciality offerings such as those for temporary sales force recruitment and zero bench IT staffing solutions are a few examples can help organisations hire trained contingent workforce in a short span of time. They not only possess expert knowledge and insights but also have a reliable pipeline, long-term rapport and trust with specialist candidates.

End to end recruitment management

Recruitment partners do much more than finding the right person for the right job. A reputable staffing agency has accurate data on market conditions and the competitive landscape on compensation. The right staffing partner also understands the laws of the land and it complies with the complex laws of the land.

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yashab giri new
yashab giri new

yeshab giri

chief commercial officer - staffing & RT professionals

yeshab is responsible for leading the development and expansion of randstad India’s value added staffing services which currently encompass field force, engineering and technology roles.