Full-time recruiter or Agency – what should I prefer?
Many companies sooner or later face a problem related to the selection of qualified personnel. This is especially true in the it sector, where the demand for experienced employees significantly exceeds the supply. In this situation, there is a natural question whether to look for a full-time recruiter to solve such problems, or to give preference to outsourcing and entrust the work to a specialized recruitment Agency.
It should be understood that in both cases, the selection of it personnel can be equally effective and depends solely on the setting of a specific task.
Is a full-time recruiter an ideal option?
In some cases, this is true, because a person who works for a long time in a particular team, understands the specifics of the work, the needs of the company and at the same time is searching for all those nuances that are simply not available to a person from the outside. However, it recruitment may be unsuccessful if the person holding the position does not have sufficient qualifications. In this case, the following risks are possible:
the search for a new employee is too long;
loss of the company’s image;
significant expenses for maintaining a recruiter’s position;
risk of recruitment of unqualified employees.
If a person is really in their place, then all these disadvantages are simply absent and the company can be sure that its staff is filled with the best specialists in their field. It is important to understand that the profitability of a full-time recruiter is possible only if the company regularly needs to be replenished by specialized specialists and there is no significant “turnover” of personnel.
What is attractive about outsourcing
Quite often, it takes a huge amount of time to find a developer of python with a high level of qualification, and the project is fully “lit”at this time. In such cases, it is better to contact a recruitment Agency, because they will always be able to find the ideal candidate in a fairly short time.
In this case, the one-time cost of recruitment services may be slightly higher than in the previous case, but the result may be much better. It is also important to understand that not every Agency, even with all its resources, will be able to find a truly narrow-profile specialist — in this case, it is necessary to connect all possible search methods and this will increase the chance to find the best candidate.