Benefits of Using a Recruiter when Hiring

Benefits of Using a Recruiter when Hiring

The first question to ask yourself is why are there so many Recruiters /Recruitment agencies?

The answer is because ,“ good people are hard to come by,” and sourcing and recruiting them takes time.

Time is something employers don’t have enough of, so using a reputable Recruiter is money well spent.

Working as a Recruiter, I have the challenging and rewarding job of recruiting amazing candidates to work for my clients. I am involved in the entire candidate recruitment process from start to finish  – I love my job and the people I meet along the way.

For an employer, there are quite a few benefits to using a Recruiter to assist in the hiring process. So, what are the main benefits, and as a Recruiter how can I help?


  • In business, we all say there are not enough hours in the day to get our work done, never mind having the added task of recruiting when someone leaves or needing extra help due to expansion. I can free up business owners, hiring managers and HR personnel to focus on other areas of the business.

2.Knowledge of the market

  • As I have been working in recruitment for over 20 years I have a strong understanding of the commercial market. My experience started in Edinburgh working in construction, engineering, sales and marketing before moving back to Northern Ireland to work for Grafton Recruitment. I have worked in all sectors of permanent recruitment from IT/Technical to commercial
  • As a result of this I can identify and connect with a larger group of candidates. This may mean you can get a better match for the position because of the wider applicant pool at my disposal

2.Extended search facility

  • Some candidates are hard to find. I have the connections to be able to find passive candidates (those who were not even looking for a job) who are a perfect match for the position but would otherwise have known about it. Not all applicants respond to job advertisements especially people currently in employment. They may be too busy to search. Remember finding a job is a full-time job in itself and requires time!

4.Attracting Candidates, not just Applicants.

  • You want to attract the right candidate, not just applicants .Using a Recruiter, you’re more likely to access the best job-seekers on the market (both active and passive).  Using a Recruiter like me, as a professional who is experienced, can filter this down for you. A lot of talent attraction is aimed at attracting applicants, whether they are responding to an advert, applying on spec, or through your website. The majority of these people will not be good matches for the role, therefore, a lot of time will be invested in filtering, assessing, matching and communicating with them.
  1. Helping with your Brand
  • As a Recruiter my job is not only selling jobs to people but also selling companies to people. To put this another way, I can be your brand ambassador and sell the job and the company to a candidate. Working exclusively with my existing customers allows me to do this.

6.Access to Key Strategic Skills

  • Some employers use Recruiters to gain short term access to key strategic skills, a motivation that has been growing in importance over the last 3 years. These flexible solutions are particularly crucial for a long-term project or initiative.

7.Budget /Resource

  • There are time constraints to performing a thorough search, so it is often easier for companies to use a Recruiter to help manage the process and provide a shortlist of candidates, time equals money. Using a Recruiter will reduce the time and in-house resource that you need to dedicate to recruitment.  It should also lead to a quicker turnaround on filling the vacancies, which in turn leads to increased efficiency of the organisation.

If you need help to in recruiting please contact Cathy on 07751856436