As a business owner in the fast-paced electrical engineering or electrical construction industries, you’ve got a lot on your plate. Ensuring work site safety, interfacing with clients, overseeing employees – it’s all in a day’s work for you. When you need to expand your workforce to meet increased demand, accommodate a big project, or replace a worker who has given notice, that can throw an unexpected cog in your well-oiled work machine.

Most employers dread going through endless stacks of resumes, fielding countless phone and email inquiries, and arranging interviews with candidates who may or may not be what they seem on paper. Having a dedicated HR division devoted entirely to recruitment is beyond the scope of many small businesses, and even many larger businesses view such a department as an unnecessary expense. However, even in the absence of a dedicated hiring department at your company, there is one surefire way to take much of the hassle out of the hiring process. Let a recruiting agency act as your own personal out-of-house hiring department. There are several advantages to filling your company’s open positions using a recruiting agency.

  1. Knowledge of the market. A good recruiter will be able to give you insight into what is going on with the available workforce. A recruitment firm will be acquainted with the available talent, and will be able to get in touch with these people on your behalf. As your hiring partner, a good recruiter will be well versed in potential employees’ salary and career expectations, as well as available sill sets and any complexities in the current hiring climate.
  2. The wheat from the chaff. If you take out an ad in your local paper announcing your company’s open positions, you may get a few seemingly qualified candidates. The vast majority of respondents, however, will be either under or over qualified or otherwise entirely unsuited to the position. A recruiting firm, on the other hand, will conduct a thorough matching process to ensure that only qualified candidates will be brought to your attention.
  3. Save money. It is a smart budget move to use a recruiting agency. Not only is it a lot less expensive than having a dedicated in-house hiring department, it is also a lot cheaper than allocating a portion of your existing workforce to screen applicants and field questions about the position. Using a recruiting agency can help you keep staffing costs in check.

In the electrical fields, it is important to hire a recruiting agency that is well-versed in the field. Not just any old, jack-of-all-trades recruitment firm will get the job done. Electrical Search Group can help you locate qualified candidates with the specific skills set you need to fill any position.

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