A Guide to Hiring Recruitment Firms

A Guide to Hiring Recruitment Firms

Hiring the right employees for any size company can be extremely difficult and very time-consuming.  Nevertheless, recruiting top workers should be a priority for every firm -- and your company should be no different.

Since staffing talent can take significant effort and internal HR costs can prove expensive, many organizations use a recruitment company.  As an employer, if you're considering this route, the following guide should help you:

Reasons Companies Use Recruiters

There are a few circumstances in which your company could utilize recruiting services. Most often, employers use recruiters when one or more of the following is the case:

 They don't have enough time to recruit the open position. 

 

 They have had trouble filling the job for some time now. 

 

They have seen high turnover rates for the position and seek expert help.
They have posted the position and have not received the response they desire.

 

They do not have internal HR and would rather outsource hiring than do it internally.

Typical Recruitment Fees

"When looking for a recruitment firm, you should not cut corners when it comes to fees. You get what you pay for. If a few extra thousand dollars in recruitment costs means better employees, it's well worth it," says CEO of KAS Recruitment, Ken Sundheim.

Mainly, recruiters charge their clients in two ways: retained and contingency staffing agreements.  There are pros and cons to both.  Our recruiters suggest you do your research and make a decision that is best for your organization.

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