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​Why use a specialist recruiter?

  • Publish Date: Posted 9 months ago

Across engineering, aerospace and defence, and many other sectors, business leaders are recognising the need to invest in a specialist recruiter. Having the right people on your team is make-or-break–and in the current job market, it takes an expert to ensure you make it.

Here are five reasons to get in touch with a specialist recruiter:

1. Bad hires are expensive

Hiring the wrong person costs £30,000 to £150,000–not to mention the waste of time and resources. With budgets squeezed right now, it’s far better business sense to pay someone who understands the market to help you get it right first time.

A specialist recruiter can advise you on industry trends, make sure the salary you’re offering is competitive, give you inside information on what the people you want are looking for, and create a bespoke strategy to get you exactly what you need. They also have access to talent pools ordinary recruiters don’t–an edge you can’t afford to miss out on.

2. Hiring is hard (when it’s not your job)

Trying to find and hire the right person on top of doing your day job is a long, exhausting process–and if the role is sitting unfilled for all that time, it’ll also leave a huge pile of undone tasks for your hapless new hire. Specialist recruiters do this all day. They can take the stress off your hands and have it wrapped up for you much faster.

3. The best candidates aren’t looking

​All the good ones are taken–the most talented people in engineering, aerospace and defence are happily employed and not looking for work. This is more true than ever in the current talent drought. A specialist knows how to reach and persuade the top talent with the niche skills you need.

4. You snooze, you lose

If you don’t have the resources to make your interview and decision-making process quick, slick, and accompanied by rapid feedback, today’s spoiled-for-choice candidates will have been snapped up by the competition before you make them an offer. A specialist has the time, knowhow, and persuasive skills to retain scarce, in-demand talent throughout the process.

5. Specialists can help you retain talent too

This may surprise you–specialist recruiters want you to retain your new hire for the long term, so they’ll help you with the all-important onboarding process, giving you crucial insights into how your candidate thinks and learns, and what they want and need.

In conclusion, using a specialist recruiter will save you money, save you time, get you better candidates, and help you keep them around. What’s not to love? Get in touch to begin cultivating a successful recruitment relationship.