The Advantages of Using a Recruitment Agency

by | May 9, 2023

interviewing a candidate

As a business owner, you know how vital it is to find the right people to fill open positions in your company. You also know that you need to find them in the most efficient way possible, especially with the labour shortages that currently affect many areas of business in British Columbia today. Read on to learn how a recruitment agency specialist can help your business thrive.

Reduce Hiring Time

Recruitment agencies can have a vast pool of candidates in their databases. While they may still advertise the job openings in your company, there is a good chance they already have the perfect candidate handpicked line up for you to choose from. Their candidates are all pre-vetted, so all the groundwork is done for you. 

All this means that you may not have to wait for weeks or sift through hundreds of resumes before you start interviewing them.

High-Quality Recruits

You can rest assured that the speed of hiring does not mean the quality of candidates would be inferior to advertising and sourcing new employees yourself. In fact, candidates that come through a recruitment agency have gone through rigorous checks in terms of their skills, experience, and references. 

Recruitment agents often conduct interviews themselves before accepting candidates for their databases. Since they are experts in screening candidates, they can also help you with interview tips and advice to ensure you are asking the right questions to assess a candidate’s fit with your company’s culture. 

Market Knowledge

Many employment agencies specialize in hiring candidates for specific sectors of the market. This means that they have the latest insights and knowledge into the sectors you work with. They may be aware of what you need in terms of the latest skill set in candidates and the salary benchmarks that are appropriate for hiring candidates with the experience and skills you require. This knowledge would make you competitive if you need help setting out conditions for your new hires.

Lower Hiring Costs

Every employer knows that hiring people to fill empty positions can be costly – from employee orientation for new hires to health and safety training. Many recruitment agencies offer minimum-term guarantees, which means that if an employee leaves within that period for whatever reason, they will find a replacement for you at no extra cost. This means you won’t have to start the entire process from the beginning, unlike going through the hiring solo.

Wide Reach

There is a whole pool of passive job seekers out there. This means that they aren’t actively looking for a new job but would switch if the right opportunity presented itself. Recruitment agencies are often in touch with some of these passive job seekers and may be able to provide the right incentives for them to move to your company if they are the right fit for you.

Some recruitment agencies like Volte Immigration also specialize in finding overseas talent to widen the candidate pool even further.

About Volte Immigration

At Volte Immigration, we understand the severity of the labour shortage and how it’s affecting businesses in Canada. We provide full-service overseas recruitment and Immigration consulting support for BC companies with the goal of opening skilled labour markets from different locations around the world. By helping companies legally access the overseas labour market, we help them navigate through complex government-required advertising exposures, verbiage and schedule and gain access to the right talent in fields like, 

  • Health Care Services
  • Janitorial Services
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Industry
  • Skilled Trades
  • Transportation

Whatever your field of business, we can accept applications from potential employees, evaluate and validate credentials required to suit job requirements and help you navigate through the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application process.

Intrigued? Get in touch with us to learn how we can help your business grow with the right talent.