Whether you are an Accountancy Practice or a commercial business looking to recruit the best finance professionals, recruiting in a talent short market can be a time-consuming and challenging task.  Recruiting and retaining the most capable employees that will thrive in your organisation is critical for employers. This is where a recruitment firm can provide specialist support to help attain their services.

8 key advantages of using a recruitment agency:

1. Expertise in Recruitment:

Recruitment agencies specialise in finding candidates for specific industries and job roles. With their expertise and resources to identify the most qualified candidates in the field, they will save you time and effort in the recruitment process.

2. Expertise in the hiring process:

Recruitment agencies have a wealth of experience in the hiring process and will provide valuable insights about candidate expectations. They will help craft a job posting that will attract the best candidates, and thoroughly screen CVs to shortlist the most relevant candidates for your company. These potential candidates will have a separate briefing by an account manager to discuss your firm and the opportunity for which they are being interviewed.

3. Access to a Wide Pool of Candidates:

Recruitment agencies have a vast network of candidates, including those actively seeking new job opportunities and those who may not, but are open to new opportunities. This gives firms access to a broader pool of talent and increases the chances of finding the best hire for their company. Rather than simply posting a role and waiting for applicants to apply, a good recruiting firm will also source talent from a variety of sources including networking activities and referrals whilst utilising their expert knowledge in the relevant geographic locations. 

4. Access to Passive Candidates:

Recruitment agencies have relationships with potential candidates that may not be actively looking for new career opportunities – this is where the magic happens and is particularly useful if you are looking for highly skilled and experienced professionals that are already employed, which is key in a talent-short market.   

5. Improved candidate experience:

Working with a recruitment agency will also improve the candidate experience. Agencies have established relationships with top candidates and will provide detailed information about the opportunity at the offset, creating a more personalised and positive experience for the candidate.

6. Improved Retention Rates:

Recruitment agencies work closely with you to understand your company culture and values. Candidates who align with your company culture are more likely to stay for longer, which improves staff retention rates and reduces the overall cost per hire.  

7. Flexibility:

Recruitment agencies offer flexibility when it comes to hiring. If your company needs to fill a permanent or contract position, they can provide staff on either a short-term or long-term basis.  

8. Time and Cost Savings:

Recruitment agencies handle the entire recruitment process, including sourcing, screening, and shortlisting candidates, as well as conducting interviews and background checks, saving you time and resources that you can use to focus on other aspects of your business. Recruiters can also negotiate salaries and benefits packages on your behalf.  

In Conclusion:

Using an agency to recruit senior finance and accounting talent provides many benefits. By leveraging an agency’s expertise and resources, firms will streamline the whole hiring process and find the right hire more efficiently.  

Your business will save time, resources, and money. With their expert industry knowledge, recruitment agencies can help you find the best talent for your company and improve retention rates.  

Why use Fletcher George?  

With our in-depth finance and accountancy industry knowledge coupled with our diverse network of contacts, we partner with our clients to deliver a bespoke service tailored to their individual needs.  Our experienced recruiters take pride in being connected, experienced, relationship-based, honest and professional. Understanding the unique needs of our clients and candidates is at the heart of everything we do. 

Utilising state-of-the-art recruitment software and our specialist recruitment service, we guide our candidates and clients on a journey which starts at the initial contact, throughout the hiring process and continues after the start date which is so vital in the current candidate short climate in which candidates are receiving multiple job offers. 

As well as briefing our candidates on the role in which they are being put forward, we save our clients time and resources by conducting an initial interview so in effect, by the time a shortlist is presented, the candidates are at the second interview stage. 

In this talent-short climate, nearly 50% of our current placements are passive candidates, thanks to the long-lasting relationships which we have forged over many years. We are proud to say that many of our candidates have become our clients over time.

We are also proud members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation demonstrating that we are completely compliant and uphold a high Code of Professional Practice.

For more information about our expert recruitment services, please get in touch.

Darran Crellin
Director, Fletcher George Recruitment
01372 364 160