Being a “hunter” is a term often used in the world of recruitment, and isn’t as sinister as you may think. In the simplest terms, an agency’s job is to find the perfect candidate to fit the vacant role - see, not so scary!
Finding the right talent can be a time-consuming process, but you don't have to do it alone. External recruiters, like Ortus, are there to dedicate more time and energy than you have to build out your dream team.. From writing out adverts and managing interviews to aiding in the onboarding process; recruitment agencies are the key to smooth hiring.
Here are a few reasons why you should look to outsource your talent acquisition team...
- Possessing A Pre-Existing Network
Being a recruiter is having to be sales and marketing combined, with over 73% of 18-34 year-olds finding their latest job through social media.
An impressive pre-existing network of people through sites like LinkedIn gives recruitment agencies an immediate response rate and a talent pool to pull from. Taking time to grow and nurture that following is a recruiter's bread and butter.
This gives a recruiter the ability to come off a briefing call about a new role and already have a handful of suitable people in mind who might be interested.
- Expert Knowledge In The Industry
Having a company that knows your industry inside and out, without being directly involved in the competition, is a massive bonus to using a recruitment agency.
Here at Ortus, we specialise in sales and marketing hires for Seed to Series F-backed tech companies; so our networks and outreach efforts focus on talent from those fields.
Having deep market knowledge gives specialised recruiters access to cutting-edge information on ‘who is who’ and exactly what the best talent is after. A specialist recruiter is able to not only guide and aid the perfect candidate but give guidance to the employer on salary expectations, ideal skills and employee expectations within your industry.
Remember that your time is money.
Using an aforementioned ‘hunter’ means you don’t have to spend hours of your time trawling the internet trying to find the perfect candidate. On average, a recruiter spends just under 70% of their time directly sourcing candidates; they conduct initial calls, hold first-round interviews and can be the main point of contact for both parties, so you can get on with your busy schedule knowing your dream hire is being “hunted”.