We often see HR Consultants selling recruitment as a service because they can see the invoice value recruitment specialists receive.
We challenge their approach, as they are reactive not proactive, reliant on job boards targeting active job seekers only, and fundamentally copy recruitment specialists model. Recruitment Specialist have access to millions of CVs, which HR Consultants don’t, which validates their reactive slower approach hoping for CV responses.
As an employer, you need to see the full market offering to ensure you make the right choice rather than just seeing those that respond to an advert. Quality applications are paramount, so that you can compare accurately. Only having one good applicant that meets your criteria and hiring that person is a high-risk strategy that could cost you on average £30k replace.
Another differentiating fact is that an HR Consultant won’t give you a guarantee. A recruitment specialistwill – meaning that even if you’ve paid half of a recruitment agency fee to an HR Consultant to help you with hiring, you could risk paying another half to find another person. Why hassle yourself risking hiring twice, wasting your time when you could be generating more revenue for your company, when you could do this only once, and get better quality, speed and peace of mind?