How Recruiting Agencies Help Your In-House Staffing Strategy


With the increased use of internet job boards, some companies may think they can recruit themselves without the use of a staffing agency. But recruiting agencies and executive search firms are just as important now than ever before. While internal recruiters are facing challenges such as not being able to acquire top talent, having more job openings than they can cover and facing an increasingly temporary workforce, recruitment firms can help companies overcome these obstacles.

Staffing agencies have pre-existing relationships with highly qualified candidates. Recruiting firms are constantly building up their networks of passive candidates in anticipation of future needs from employers. Passive candidates are usually worth more to a company than active candidates because passive candidates are not looking for jobs. They’re too busy being successful in their current roles to be spending time looking for new opportunities. On the other hand, active candidates are looking for new jobs because they’re not performing, not getting along well with their bosses or other reasons which typically aren’t good. Passive candidates are also more difficult to get ahold of because most of them are not answering their phones when they’re at work. Recruiting agencies have already built up relationships with these candidates and can get in touch with them more easily.

Recruitment agencies are specialized in different industries- one of the greatest advantages they offer. Internal recruiters are often staffing for positions that have nothing to do with one another. They’re recruiting for an IT auditor while at the same time recruiting for an accountant, paralegal, systems engineer and secretary. Often, recruiting agencies have departments dedicated to specific fields. A recruiting agency will have a medical division, IT division, accounting division, executive search division and so forth, each staffed with recruiters dedicated to that industry. Top talent in each department is pipelined in advance, so when a job order comes in a from a client they can present the best candidates faster than the company could have found the people themselves.

In-house recruiters are often responsible for handling more positions than their time could possibly allow. With their limited resources, there’s only so much effort an internal recruiter could put towards each position. Staffing agencies present internal HR staff with only the best candidates that have already expressed interest. They’re vetted, they know the candidate’s “hot buttons” and they can do reference checks. Rather than hiring a group of mediocre candidates by trying to do everything themselves, a company can take advantage of a recruitment firm’s knowledge, expertise and resources to bring in more fitting candidates faster.

About Recruitment Intelligence™ 

The Recruitment Intelligence™, a division of ARC Group, provides a solution that empowers companies by giving them access to the 85% of candidates not actively seeking employment (passive candidates). Clients receive a full report that compiles real-time market analytics including salary and benefits data, both on a local and national scale, as well as recorded video interviews of qualified candidates. Our research based talent mapping solution is perfect for companies of all sizes and is a refreshing alternative to typical Recruitment Agencies. We handle searches in all major cities, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Boston, New York City, Washington, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, etc. No matter what your hiring needs, we can help you secure the talent you would never get access to through running ads alone.

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