Sparks Group is a national staffing and hiring agency specializing in placing in-demand top talent at leading companies.
What is a Hiring Agency?
For many companies, finding skilled talent to fill open jobs can require a large internal resource haul or be expensive when weighing the challenge of finding the ideal person to fill that position who will remain at the company.
A hiring agency works with employers to match the right candidate with a company’s open position, which is especially helpful in today’s competitive candidate market. By partnering with an agency, companies gain access to tools and insight that can empower their talent search.
Benefits of Working With a Hiring Agency
1. Find the Right Hire
Hiring organizations can provide your company with the resources and guidance a company can use to hire its next valuable staff member. Recruiting agencies have a deep understanding of the experience and soft skills that job seekers need to excel in a new position. This expertise helps companies understand their hire-related needs, increasing the likelihood of a qualified and successful hire.
2. Increased Candidate Reach
Hiring agencies often have large networks to increase a company’s outreach when searching for qualified talent to fill needed jobs. Most agencies host job boards on their website, allowing candidates to filter and search for jobs by categories, offering another talent source for businesses to find candidates outside of their website or online job postings.
Recruiters can provide companies with access to a unique pool of candidates. Agencies can make an agreement with a company to fill a spot before posting an ad publicly, providing the business with a tailored group of job seekers to fill that open position. Agencies also often provide companies with access to passive candidates who aren’t actively applying for jobs but are open to hearing about new career opportunities.
This extended reach provides companies with potential candidates they may not have been able to access otherwise, increasing their talent pool and chances of finding a highly qualified candidate.
3. Take the Hiring Burden Off Of Your Team
Recruiters usually interview and screen job seekers as part of their onboarding process. Hiring agencies then determine which candidates are the right fit for each business, effectively weeding out weak or undesirable candidates. This streamlines the candidate funnel, reducing the time to hire.
Hiring organizations can also take a portion of a business’s hiring team workload so staff can focus on other tasks. By increasing the quality of the applicant pool, the company will save time mitigating or eliminating bad fits.
How to Find the Ideal Agency
Not all recruiting firms are the best fit or will offer employers the results they want to achieve when searching for qualified talent to fill an open role.
Learn More: How to Choose a Staffing Agency
A good place to start when deciding which agency to work with is to identify the industries or job types that possible partners specialize in. Companies working with recruiting organizations in their industry stand the best chance of finding relevant and skilled talent. Some hiring agencies may have strong experience servicing companies across an array of industries such as financial services, IT, nonprofit, management consulting, government, and much more. Conversely, other more niche staffing companies may be more focused within a particular industry.
In addition to industry specialization, some agencies concentrate on short-term or temporary placement, such as to fill seasonal needs or jobs that begin as contract-to-hire or direct hire. Employers looking to hire should determine what type of position they are looking to fill and find an agency specializing in that hire type.
Companies selecting a recruiting agency to partner with should determine what key performance indicators (KPIs) they will use to measure success. Examples include time-to-hire, cost-to-hire, quality of hire, retention rate, and submittals per placement. Employers who make sure their hiring agency is aligned with their roadmap for success stand the best chance of receiving a favorable return on investment.
Choose Sparks Group As Your Next Hiring Agency
Sparks Group is a nationally-recognized recruiting firm with the experience and resources needed to meet your company’s unique staffing needs. We leverage industry expertise to increase your qualified candidate pool and free up internal resources by taking over the interviewing and vetting tasks so your team can focus on other tasks.
At Sparks Group we understand the hard and soft skills your employees need to push your organization’s goals forward and offer recommendations on how to optimize your recruitment strategies, lower your recruiting costs, and reduce long-term turnover.
Interested in streamlining your recruitment process? Connect with a Sparks Group recruiting expert at Sparks Group to discuss how we can help.