5 Ways Hiring Managers Can Benefit From IT Recruitment Services

As hiring managers are inundated with resumes, finding the candidate who will be the best fit can feel like finding a needle in a haystack. IT recruitment services are the ideal solution to the problem—below we summarize the five essential benefits of IT recruitment services to hiring managers.

1. Expand Your Market Knowledge

It can be difficult to balance the task of recruiting with the task of staying up to date on fluctuations in the market. And yet, these fluctuations provide vital insight into the job market, and how to access the best talent in IT. One of the great things about recruitment services is that their job is to be up to date on specialist markets. They have extensive knowledge on market and employment trends, where and how talent is being reached, salary expectations, and the myriad of other issues and complexities that make up the current job market. Essentially, recruitment services act as a pulse on the market, which is essential to finding fresh talent.

2. Further Your Reach

Traditional job searches, like employment ads, no longer guarantee that you will reach the widest talent pools. More and more job hunters are using alternative methods of finding jobs. Social networking, corporate open houses, and blogging are all becoming increasingly popular ways of finding employment. IT recruitment services have access to numerous different professional networks; they know the latest employment search trends, and understand how to reach the best talent. Relying on traditional job posts means running the risk of not reaching those who aren’t on that radar, but who would be valuable assets to your business.

3. Tailor Your Choice

When hiring mangers take on recruitment, they’ll usually end up sifting through hundreds of resumes and cover letters—the majority of which won’t have the necessary qualifications for the job. Even when hiring managers select those who seem most qualified and bring them in for an interview, there’s a good chance they’ll still meet with multiple people who are less than ideal candidates. An IT recruitment service selects all applicants and pre-screens them to make sure that they meet all the necessary qualifications and fit that  hiring managers are looking for in a candidate. This means that when you come to the interview process, you’ll only see the best candidates available.

4. Find Short-Term Talent

The demand for short-term contracts is increasing within the IT industry. Short-term employees are ideal for projects or initiatives that have specific time frames, but that require skilled workers for successful completion. However, finding talented, skilled IT workers for short-time work—and often on short notice—can be difficult and stressful. IT recruitment services specialize in helping businesses fill short-term, short-notice positions, with dependable, qualified IT professionals.

5. A Cost-Effective Solution

Engaging a IT recruitment service might not seem like the most budget-friendly option—after all, recruitment services cost money. However, using a recruitment service can actually save you money in the long run. Hiring and training employees is a big expense, and it becomes costlier when you factor in the amount of workers who end up not working out shortly after they’ve been hired. In that case, the money you’ve invested in training said employee, and the money you lose through loss of productivity, adds up.

Recruitment services give you a much better chance of finding the right employees the first time, resulting in less turnover (which saves you time and money). Recruitment services also prepare candidates for their new employer’s expectations and the corporate work culture, meaning that candidates coming from a recruitment service are much more likely to be prepared for the new work environment, and have been screened to work well in your unique corporate environment.

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Christine Iadipaolo

Christine Iadipaolo

Christine is a senior Account Manager with Ian Martin who is known for her keen eye for IT talent and her killer lipsync skills. She's a trusted partner to some of the biggest municipalities and conglomerates in the GTA for hiring IT talent. When she's not helping businesses hire better, you can find Christine out and about in the city enjoying all the 6ix has to offer.
Christine Iadipaolo