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The Fast And The Hired: 5 Reasons To Partner With A Recruiting Agency

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Are you tired of feeling like you're in a never-ending race to find the perfect candidate for your team? Delegating this tiresome task to a recruiting agency is like putting your hiring process in turbo mode.
Do you think partnering with a talent acquisition provider is too good to be true? Don't worry, we get it. As a business owner, you can't afford to make hasty decisions that might put your company at risk. But what if we told you there are five reasons why such an agency could be the answer to all your hiring needs? We've got you covered with a list that will help you make an informed decision and leave your skepticism behind.



Speed [you hire specialists faster]
Picture this: You're on a mission to find the perfect candidate for your team. You can either try to tackle this daunting task on your own, or you can pass the baton to your already busy employees. Either way, you're stuck doing something outdated and not always efficient, e.g., posting vacancies on online job boards and waiting for results. But is that really the most effective use of your time and energy?

A team of talent acquisition specialists has much more secret weapons, such as:

  • An arsenal of the already-built databases
  • IT-specialist networks on social media
  • Algorithms to hook passive candidates
  • Applicant tracking systems for selection speed

All of that allows them to accelerate the search and make it more productive.

How fast can it be? We’ll tell you based on Alex Staff Agency's experience.

One time, we found an Information Security Director for a client in just 2 days. The very first applicant we suggested was a perfect match, so the employer quickly signed the contract with that professional. Read more about this case here.

But not every search is lightning fast. If you’re looking for a rare-stacked professional or a whole group, you may need to spend more time. For a company providing international money transfer services, it took us 3 months to gather a dream team of 7 specialists. We documented this case in detail, so you can enjoy it here.



Money [you can decrease budget spending]
Imagine you decide to bring on an in-house recruiter to fill your staffing gaps. But now you're stuck paying a monthly salary, even when the talent shortage is over, and you don’t need their services.

Recruiting agencies work for a fixed fee which makes it more cost-efficient.

And if you don’t find any of the job-seekers suitable, you’re not obliged to pay at all: no match, no payment. Plus, most agencies have got your back with a contingency plan. If your newly hired specialist falls short of your expectations during the trial period, they'll find you a replacement for free.
"Our standard contract guarantees a free replacement if the specialist doesn't complete the probation (about 90 days). If this is the case, we will promptly begin the search for a new candidate without any additional charge".
Head of Sales at Alex Staff Agency
Extra services [you get help beyond mere recruiting]
Imagine you're in charge of your hiring campaign and have decided to tackle everything on your own. But do you really know what salary to set to make it competitive? Can you compile an accurate candidate profile based on the role you're looking to fill? And what about expanding your pool to other countries? Are you well-versed in relocation nuances?

Talent acquisition partners can provide additional services tailored to your industry.

Including establishing salary ranges, creating job profiles, and assisting with relocation. These value-added perks can enhance your recruitment process and ensure that you find the most suitable job-seekers for your organization.

In a recent case, our client required Senior Executives to spearhead their business expansion into a new market (Cyprus). Instead of diving straight into the search, we engaged in detailed discussions with the client to:

  • Define their exact job requirements
  • Develop a comprehensive profile of the ideal candidate
  • Create attractive compensation packages

Moreover, we also offered potential hires insights into living expenses in Cyprus, enabling them to make informed decisions regarding relocation. The results? Multiple successful placements!



Expertise [you rent experience of an industry-focused agency]
Picture a company whose sole purpose is to connect businesses with professionals. Their entire workflow is committed to ensuring successful hires. They accumulate years of experience, learn from their mistakes, experiment with new approaches, and constantly improve their processes.

If you choose to recruit independently, you'll need to assign a couple of people to handle the task. However, they won't have the necessary expertise that comes with years of polishing recruiting skills. ​​Although it's possible to delegate the task to your employees, they will require a significant amount of time to learn the fundamentals, let alone advanced techniques.

On the other hand, partnering with a talent acquisition provider opens you all of their resources and competence, freeing your team from the extra workload.

Alex Staff Agency has been in the game since 2005. We’ve been perfecting our search algorithms, adapting to the constantly changing economical and political environments, and hitting new markets. Right now, our distributed team operates globally, spanning the United States, Europe, the CIS countries, and beyond!

We had an interesting case with a company providing taxi and delivery services. It was expanding to Saudi Arabia and needed to gather marketing and promotion teams. That's where we came in. Even though we weren't familiar with the country, our skills allowed us to quickly discover the ins and outs of the market. We helped the employer define what specialists to look for, what requirements and salaries to set, as well as thoroughly explored the local pool of candidates. This case has a happy ending: read the whole story for more details.



Enthusiasm [you get more motivation than from hired staff]
Talent acquisition partners are driven by an intense passion for finding perfect matches for your company. Why? Because it’s what powers them as a business. If they spend time and effort without nailing the right candidate, they don’t get paid. It’s the strongest stimulus to go the extra mile to identify and attract specialists who have the potential to be approved by the company.

It’s a win-win situation — an agency does what it’s good at and gets a reward, while a company meets staffing goals and keeps moving forward.

At Alex Staff Agency, we kick off each week with planning meetings where we get together to:
  • Chat about our current vacancies and any updates to the requirements
  • Review our communication with candidates and companies
  • Brainstorm new and innovative ways to improve our results and fill positions even faster!

Additionally, sometimes we arrange emergency meetings in small formats and create a sharper focus on urgent, rare, or difficult-to-fill roles.



Wrapping Up

We understand that you may have questions about our contract terms or the extra services we offer. That's why we encourage you to reach out to us and ask anything that comes to mind. Our team is always ready to help and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. Send us an email (sales@alexstaff.agency) or get in touch through our B2B LinkedIn profile.
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