Cutting Costs: How Working With a Recruiter Saves You Money

By Jezabel Southard

Posted on May 11, 2018

Working with a recruiter can improve your ROIWhen first considering working with a recruiter, many companies hesitate. There are many myths about recruiting partnerships – and one of the most daunting is the tale that a recruiter will take your money but won’t produce better results.

When you work with the right recruiter for your needs, however, saving money is only the first of many benefits.

Your recruiter becomes a partner in hiring, unlocking access to stronger candidates and changing how you view the hiring process.

Here’s how the right recruiter will save you money:

Supercharging your hiring process.

Are you getting the attention of the best candidates? How often have you watched outstanding professionals walk away from your hiring process? How many of your top choices have said “thanks, but no thanks” to a job offer?

Recruiters specialize in knowing the industries they serve inside and out – and that means knowing what engages superstars in the hiring process and prompts them to say “yes!” to job offers (hint: it’s not always the salary). They also know which “passive candidates” aren’t actively looking for a job but would accept an offer from a new employer if it offered an outstanding fit.

Shortening time to hire.

Every day a position is open at your company, it leaks money. No one holds the position to contribute to your bottom line. Other staff must forego productive tasks to address the opening’s core responsibilities. Managers must put aside productive projects to deal with hiring, as well.

By shortening the time to hire, your recruiter helps you reduce the costs of lost productivity – without ever compromising on candidate quality.

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Improving candidate quality.

Recruiters focus on building relationships. They do so because they know a candidate’s skills matter less to their productivity, engagement and longevity than a strong cultural fit between candidate and company.

When you hire candidates curated for your culture, the new employee’s learning curve is shorter. They have the skills and experience you need and the vision, values and approach to work that mesh easily with how you want things done.

Freeing you to focus on high-value tasks.

Scanning resumes, calling references, preparing job postings… They’re all essential tasks for a good hire, but they also pull you away from the work that really impacts your company’s bottom line.

Your recruiter reduces the time you must spend on these tasks, so you can turn your attention to the essential business of your business.

How TERRA Can Help

At TERRA Staffing, our recruiters are committed to optimizing our clients’ hiring processes, saving both time and money.

Find one our branches today to learn more about our recruiting services.

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