Recruitment Agency in Malaysia: Do You Really Need It? This Will Help You Decide!
In today’s highly competitive, candidate-driven job market, identifying and hiring the ideal candidate is quite challenging.
If you've ever gone through the process of writing and posting a job ad, sorting through the applications, and then sitting down to interview the candidates, you'll know how much time and effort it takes to recruit the best talents.
Especially if you are the owner of your business, or the manager of a particularly close-knit team, you want to ensure you make the right choice.
That's why more businesses are turning to recruiting firms to help them find the best candidates for their job openings. Should you do the same?
How can a recruiting firm help you fill the roles available to the job? There are a range of services available, but should you use them, and how do you get the most for your money?
Ready to find out if recruitment agencies are right for you? Let's go!
What do recruitment agencies do?
Put simply, recruitment agencies aim to fill vacancies on behalf of an organization or business owner in exchange for payment.
Wait! You might be thinking about doing the same without incurring any extra costs (recruitment fees if you would like to engage them) for your corporation.
What if you don’t have a devoted in-house recruiter? Even if you have a devoted in-house recruiter, sometimes you might not be able to identify and reach the type of candidates you need. Right?
Consequently, recruitment agencies not just identify and source the type of candidates you need but also onboard, train, engage, develop, retain and manage their (candidates)transitions.
There are also various other services that recruitment agencies in Malaysia can offer — it's worth talking to various suppliers to find one that provides the type of services you need.
Why recruitment agencies are good for businesses?
Understanding Companies Hiring Needs
Before bringing on a recruitment agency,it is recommended for you to have an understanding of your hiring needs in order to know how to best use the agency’s services.
However, sometimes it is worth asking recruitment agencies for advice on how to achieve your strategic business objectives rather than just filling vacancies.
Good agencies become your partners with workforce solutions ideas and best market practices. Let 's say you recruit frequently: you generally post, interview, verify, or fill a position at any given time.
You have a lot of balls in the air at once and they can all be difficult to juggle. It would be amazing to have a whole division to support but it's not in the plan or the budget.
Now here, a recruitment company can be your Human Resources department: They can take the bulk of the work off your hands and free you up to hire for quality, rather than quantity.
Extensive market knowledge
The best recruitment agencies can have their finger on the pulse of their specialty industries, and can provide insight into what's happening.
This may mean you can get a better match for the position because of the wider applicant pool at the recruiter’s disposal. That indicates they have greater knowledge and a thorough understanding of their targeted job market segments.
Extended reach for the best candidates
Typically, recruiting firms are well versed in their respective field and can recognize and interact with a wider pool of applicants.
This may mean you can get a better match for the position because of the wider applicant pool at the recruiter’s disposal. In fact, recruiters often have a voluminous existing network of applicants already looking for a job.
With decades, of collective experience between them, the best recruitment agencies know how to reach out to candidates, what to look for in applicants, and how to streamline the process of getting job seekers and employers together.
Recruit for hard-to-fill roles
If you are struggling to fill a job either because it needs a very specific skills and expertise or your local region has a shortage of talent, recruiting firms will typically help.
With connection to industry-specific applicant databases, a recruitment firm is far more likely to find someone who's right for the job than a single employer advertising on generic sites.
Retain your new hires
For many organizations, the major advantage of using a recruitment agency rather than in-house recruiters is that recruitment agencies provide extra protection when it comes to retaining of new hires.
All the top recruitment companies provide guarantee periods. This means they guarantee that your potential employee will remain at your organization for a certain period of time (usually months).
If the new hire is dismissed or leaves before the expiry of a warranty period, you can receive a full refund from recruiting companies or, more often, find a new replacement applicant at no extra charge.
Thus, choosing the right recruitment agency can help you recruit and retain the right people not only faster but also save your total costs over time.
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4 Sept 2020
Yoga Kumari Sankar- Prospect & Content Development Executive