In today’s business environment, seeking top candidates has never been more important for companies who want to grow and remain competitive in their industries. However, this can prove difficult for various reasons. Therefore, companies are increasingly turning to recruitment agencies for help. 

Here are some of the main reasons why companies use recruitment agencies. 

1. Candidates Galore 

Recruitment agencies have a database of candidates who actively looking for new positions and are available at short notice.   

2. Hidden Candidates 

As well as active candidates, recruitment agencies also have access to passive candidates who may be interested in changing jobs if the right position becomes available. These candidates are often highly experienced professionals, which provides a competitive edge when companies have access to this ‘hidden’ talent pool.

3. Saves time and resources

The recruitment process, from sourcing candidates to arranging interviews, demands a substantial investment of time and resources. Recruitment agencies can carry out these tasks on behalf of companies, so they can focus on other important tasks.

4. Recruiters are specialists 

Recruiters will know all the latest information about their market (e.g. average salaries) and they will have a deep understanding of the requirements of job openings.

5. Reduces turnover 

Recruiters can easily identify high-quality candidates that would be suitable for job openings. It is in the recruiter’s best interests to ensure that candidates who are hired stay with the company. Therefore, they will take the necessary steps to ensure that they are a good fit for the position e.g. references, in-depth screening and assessing cultural fit.


From providing access to a diverse range of candidates to ensuring time and cost efficiencies, recruitment companies are a valuable asset for helping companies secure the best talent. If you need help in finding high-quality candidates, our Recruitment Consultants can help you! We have dedicated teams in Ireland, Tampa (Florida) and Raleigh (North Carolina). Get in touch today

Written by Michelle Corry