This article makes the decision of a Small or Medium size business investing in partnering an external recruitment consultancy as an easy one, but is it?
Having partnered a broad range of clients during the last 18 years, many companies initially view the use of recruitment agencies as a cost. Quite rightly this article highlights the time, effort and downsides of trying to appoint critical roles for yourself. I particularly like the idea that you wouldn't try CPR on yourself and would always look to a doctor or health professional to save you!
Investing money up front for an intangible result is a big ask but I would recommend that you comfort yourself by speaking to companies who have used your potential recruitment partner in the past and interview them throughly to aid your decision.
Hiring an External Recruitment company for recruiting your employees saves you a lot of money at the end of the day. How? You save valuable time and effort that can be employed in improving other aspects of your business. Furthermore, you are saved from the hassle of the whole recruitment process and the accompanying stress, and are better able to focus on your responsibilities as an entrepreneur. Improvement in your business will ultimately lead to increased revenue. That means you ultimately save money by employing the services of an External Recruitment company.