Recruitment myths debunked


The modern workforce is continually evolving, and with it, there has been a shift in the hiring process. It is no longer sufficient to put out a job listing and select from the applicant pool, but it has become more beneficial to seek the expertise of a successful recruitment agency. Reputable recruitment agencies around the world have become infamous for a few myths that we’re about to debunk.

Myth 1: Recruitment agencies are not worth the cost

On average, it has been reported that corporate job offers can receive approximately 250 applications. With over 73% of potential candidates being passive talent, reviewing only direct applicants means you are potentially missing out on the ideal employee for your organisation. An experienced agency gives you access to an expanded talent pool, saving you time and resources by reviewing and seeking out the best candidates for your vacancy. Maintaining a vacancy within your organisation will cause you greater revenue loss and increased stress on your team in the long haul, where working with an agency will fill the posting within an outlined timeframe.

Myth 2: Recruitment agencies don’t understand our industry

Recruitment is about more than skimming through an applicant’s resume and submitting potential candidates for the interview process. With 32% of job offers being rejected by candidates for a seemingly more suited request, a successful recruitment agency must have extensive knowledge of the intricacies of their specialty industry. For a recruitment agency to successfully meet the needs of their client, the recruiter must be an industry specialist.

Myth 3: Recruitment agencies focus only on the candidate

The primary focus of a reputable recruitment agency is to serve its business partner. With over 50% of HR managers reporting an inability to find qualified candidates to fill available roles, meeting these recruitment challenges is a priority. A reputable agency is one with a successful track record of finding qualified candidates to meet the client’s needs. Your choice in agency becomes an extension of your company brand. It has been shown that companies with a strong brand image are three times more likely to recruit a quality candidate. Working with an experienced agency will give candidates an insight into your company and represent you as the company of choice, moving the focus to the benefits of accepting the offer.

Choosing to partner with a successful recruitment agency means you have partnered with industry specialists to find the best possible candidate to become an employee at your organisation.

Partner with a recruitment agency that you can trust. Our team at Professional Sourcing has a strong reputation for recruitment expertise within our specialisation areas. We build long-term relationships with our loyal clients and bluechip employers.

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Professional Sourcing has a strong reputation for highly developed recruitment expertise within our specialisation areas. We develop strong long-term relationships with our loyal clients. Allow us to help you deal with your frustrations of a lengthy hiring process.

Professional Sourcing is a top-tier South African-based recruitment agency operating internationally, IPM accredited, LEVEL 2 BEE RATED and 51% Black Owned.

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