Why You Should Let Your Hiring Manager Talk to Vendors…and How to Do It
When searching for new job candidates, working with recruitment agencies can provide much-needed assistance to busy hiring managers. By taking the heavy lifting out of the recruitment and employee vetting process, agencies can help you source the right job candidates in less time, while you focus on the core aspects of your business.
However, to maximize the value of your partners, it’s essential hiring managers take an active role in communicating the needs of your business. Here are three reasons hiring managers should stay connected with their vendors and how they can do so effectively.
Better Hiring Efficiency
When vendors hear directly from a hiring manager, it helps them better understand the actual hiring needs of the company. Understanding the ‘Why’ is more than a just buzzword – it helps agencies understand what the position is trying to accomplish and what problems need to be solved. This aids recruiters in telling that story to contractors which in turn gets them interested. When recruitment agencies can visualize the current gaps in your operations and how to address them efficiently, it helps reduce the amount of time speaking with unqualified candidates and significantly improves your hiring focus. Recruitment agencies are not searching for staff members as much as they are solutions to your operational inefficiencies. By taking the time to regularly speak with your vendors and letting them know the critical areas of your business you’re looking to improve, it benefits both parties.
Improved Vendor Motivation
Keeping your vendors motivated is a meaningful way to develop long-standing relationships that bring results. Allowing your hiring managers to build a report with recruitment partners helps to establish confidence and trust in the relationships you’ve created. Recruitment agencies are typically only compensated when they find the right candidate for you. For them to budget their resources effectively, your vendors need to know their efforts are not going to waste. Regularly communicating your needs through the hiring process and working together to find the right candidate, shows your company is serious about its next hire and builds better working relationships.
Working together and regularly collaborating with your vendors is the number-one way to find the right candidates in less lead time. Doing so allows you to get creative in how you attract potential employees. Working directly with vendors can be especially beneficial in tighter markets where open candidacy is limited. Encouraging hiring managers and recruitment agencies to work together and think outside the box when finding the right candidates, will open your business up for better hiring options and a larger group of talent.
Recruitment agencies provide excellent service for companies wishing to make their next staff hire a success. However, by encouraging your hiring managers to communicate regularly and work directly with your vendors, you’ll be able to benefit from a larger pool of qualified talent and longer-lasting partner relationships.
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