6 Reasons to Use a Recruitment Agency
Hiring the best candidates for your company is tough. It’s a delicate and open-ended process that can take a toll on your bottom line if the best candidates are not identified and delivered in a timely manner. The trick often lies in not simply finding candidates, but in finding the most qualified candidates.
This is why a real estate search firm such as Real8 Group can be an extremely valuable tool for your business. Your time and resources are valuable. Finding a qualified candidate can turn into a long, drawn out process that may see never-ending.
Another thing to consider is that not all managers have the fine-tuned recruitment expertise needed to not only identify but deliver the ideal candidate. The real estate recruiters and property management recruiters at Real8 Group are experienced and well-versed in navigating the difficult paths to locating the best candidates and bringing them directly to you.
1) Time is of the essence
Using a real estate recruiter is a valuable time saver for a number of reasons. First, they will identify the best candidates for your opening. Placing ads will lead to you sifting through not only a lot of resumes, but a lot of inapplicable resumes. These experienced recruiters are saving your firm’s manpower, allowing your staff to focus on the business of doing business.
The real estate and property management industries are highly specialized. Not just anyone will fit into a role in your organization. Real estate headhunters and property management recruiters know and understand your business. They’re not filling jobs in just any and every market. They’re filling them in your market. Their expertise lies directly where you need it to be, in turn landing you the most capable and suitable candidates. If you hire just any recruiting agency, you’re likely to get just any candidates, rather than people who are well-versed in the real estate or property management industries. Their highly specialized knowledge means they’re able to find the right fit for you.
3) Existing network
The best real estate headhunters already have an existing network, not only of active candidates but passive candidates as well. They’ve built databases, analyzed resumes, evaluated and tested candidates, and developed an extensive network of top people to bring to you.
4) Access to the best candidates
Because real estate recruiting agencies already have extensive networks of candidates, they already have access to the people you want to meet. They’ve done the work for you, having already filtered thousands of potential employees, and they know which of these would be capable of doing whatever job you have open. And, because their network doesn’t include just active candidates but passive as well, they’re often able to convince those who are already working in the industry to consider a new position.
5) Above and beyond
Real estate headhunters typically offer other services such as testing and training of potential candidates. Many offices have industry-specific training modules available that help candidates enhance their already-extensive real estate and property management knowledge before they get to an interview. This helps to make every top candidate they send to you able to hit the ground running on day one. Recruiters also will offer psychometric testing that will help to identify not only knowledgeable candidates, but those who will fit in with your staff better.
6) Recruiting expertise
Recruiting is a specialized field. Whether you have a large in-house human resources team or you have but one or two hiring managers, your staff would do better to focus on the business of on-boarding and training, rather than locating the best candidates. The real estate recruiters and property management recruiters at Real8 Group have many years of experience profiling candidates, so they know just the right questions to ask. Plus, that expertise means they know the truth when they hear it. Let’s face it—some job candidates pad their resumes; they know just the right things to say to get through a grueling interview. Sometimes it takes years of experience to be able to cut through that padding to get down to the knowledge and experience a candidate truly possesses.
7) Cost effective
Short-term money saver
If you utilize a real estate search firm, you save money in the short-term because you don’t need to place as many advertisements for openings. Additionally, your staff can focus on their jobs rather than on finding new candidates, which ultimately saves you time and resources.
Long-term money saver
Using a real estate search firm saves you money in the long-term because you’re far more likely to get it right the first time. You decrease or even eliminate future hiring and training costs because the candidate wasn’t a good fit.
Hiring is much more than just finding a good candidate. It’s about finding the right candidate.