As much as 80 percent companies all around the world are engaging third party recruitingagencies to hire employees for highly skilled jobs. These staffing companies purely focus on the recruitment process from placing job openings and conducting virtual and physical interviews to finding an ideal candidate for the role.
Staffing companies mostly depend on their in-house recruiters for a majority of the work. However, they do work with virtual recruiters for hiring candidates for highly specialized jobs, which their in-house recruiters aren’t equipped for. Hiring a virtual recruiter opens your company to new candidates with fresh talent. Here are five reasons by staffing agencies should hire a virtual recruiter:
1. Saves cost
For a staffing agency, it adds a lot of cost to hire one full-time recruiter for a particular specialization. And a full-time employee needs to be given monthly salary and other benefits. In case of a virtual recruiter, you save a lot of money since they work as freelancers and earn money on profit-basis. Rather than giving a month’s salary, you only give a fraction of it, saving a huge amount of money in the long run.
2. Reducing work for the staffing agency
A virtual recruiter undertakes the process of finding candidates, interviewing them, and picking the best. This part of the recruitment process is the most tedious and time consuming as you spend a lot of time going through several applications. The virtual recruiter takes from you all the trouble of going through the various social media channels, job portals, and other sources to find candidates. The staffing agency hence only has to interview the deserving candidates.
3. Less paperwork
Since virtual recruiters work from remote locations, everything is online. In a staffing agency, you usually call the candidate to office, you review the application, and ask the candidate to take a test. This process includes a lot of paperwork considering the long list of candidates you interview. A virtual recruiter, on the other hand, does everything virtually, saving all the paperwork. In fact, this also saves you from physically storing the applications as everything is in soft copy and saved in the computer.
4. Know-how of the process
Most of the virtual recruiters are ex-staffing agency employees and they know how the recruitment process works. They have years of experience, which your staffing company can take advantage of. Also, along with their experience virtual recruiters are constantly developing their own techniques and standards to refine candidates and select the ones who truly suit the role.
5. Increases quality of candidates
A virtual recruiter brings in a variety of candidates and fresh talent. He might be digging through a lot of places to search for candidates as compared to you. The candidates are extremely efficient because these recruiter focus solely on recruitment unlike the in-house recruiters who take care of multiple job openings. It also reduces administrative burden of creating a pool of candidates as the virtual recruiter does that for you free of cost.
Hiring a virtual recruiter is an ideal choice if you want to expand your staffing agencies and deliver services to a variety of professions and companies.