Why do companies engage recruitment companies to fill their vacancies?
Lack of time, lack of internal resources, cost-savings, access to market intelligence and networks, professional judgement, recommendations, advice, consultancy services…
It will vary from one organisation/division/team/manager to the next.
We believe that it is a combination of all of the above (and more) and tailor our service with this in mind.
Time-saving: We are conscious that your time is precious and that you are paying for a service to enable you to get on with the rest of your role.
Working in partnership: We view ourselves as an extension of your organisation. We are representing you within the market and conduct ourselves accordingly. You have entrusted us with the public perception of your organisation, your division, your team and yourself - how we go about our business has to reflect this. Clear, accurate and prompt communication from us with the candidates concerned is vital.
Value for Money: As commercial entities all recruitment businesses have to charge fees for the service provided and, as with most things, you get what you pay for. There are significant costs of hiring the wrong individual, which include recruitment, training, severance costs, legal issues, team synergy and lost productivity – not to mention potentially tarnishing your reputation. In financial terms it has been estimated that the cost of making the wrong hire could equate to between 2.5-5 times that person’s annual salary!
By utilising a professional organisation, such as Platinum Resources, you minimise this risk and benefit from our recruitment expertise, access to our network and specialism within your industry.
Here are a couple of quotes, which, we feel illustrate our service approach well:
“The key is to set realistic customer expectations, and then not to just meet them, but to exceed them — preferably in unexpected and helpful ways.”
– Richard Branson
“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional wait until you hire an amateur.”
― Red Adair
Our purpose is to enable you to find the right individuals for your team/organisation and assist you to maximise your personal performance and career prospects.
As the saying goes, “You are only as good as the people that work for you.”