Four Ways Recruiting Firms Can Save You Time, Money, and Headaches

Do you need to add to your team but are struggling to find the right person? Or simply the time to start the search? If so, partnering with a recruiting firm may be exactly what you need. Hiring the right recruiting firm can save your company time and money and allow you to focus on what you need to do to keep your business on track.

A recruiting firm is an expert at finding the right candidate for the job, both with skills and your company’s culture. If your company had a leaky pipe, you’d call a plumber. Hiring is no different. Partnered with the right one, recruiting firms can boost the ROI on your new hires.

Save Time and Reduce Costs

Some companies avoid using recruiting firms because of the perceived high cost. Recruiting firms offer a service, and as with most services, there is a cost to using them. However, there is also a cost to your company if you keep the search in-house. Finding candidates, reviewing resumes, scheduling and completing multiple interviews, and negotiating salaries can carry a price tag far greater than a recruiting firm’s fee. And it’s precious time away from running your business. Recruiting firms streamline the hiring process for you, saving you time and, yes, money.


Recruiting firms have the network and tools to dig deep. They have experience researching the tough-to-find skill sets. They also know where to find candidates who may not be actively looking for a new job but would consider a change for the right opportunity. Recruiting is all about relationships, and recruiting firms are skilled at building them.


When you hire a recruiting firm, you are gaining a partner who will approach each job search with one goal – to find the candidate who will make you and your business successful. Many firms will step into the clients’ processes and help where needed. From identifying the job requirements to a candidate accepting the role, the recruiting firm will do the heavy lifting so you can focus on your day job.

Hiring Flexibility

Hiring the wrong person for a position can be a costly mistake for a company. Using a recruiting firm can lower the risk and expense. In addition to hiring a candidate directly to your company’s payroll, many recruiting firms offer contract or contract-to-hire options. The contract-to-hire’s “try before you buy” approach is a good way for a company to confirm that the candidate is a good fit for the role and company culture without committing. Whether your hire is short-term or long-term, full-time or part-time, or contract or employee, recruiting firms can meet the need.

Before assuming that the cost of using a recruiting firm is too high, companies should analyze the total cost of keeping the hiring process within. The lengthy hiring process is time away from where your skills are needed, and money lost as the position sits unfilled. Recruiting firms specialize in finding qualified candidates that fit your business more quickly and less expensive than if the process is done internally.

At Harbinger Partners, we have over 20 years of experience finding candidates who will add value to our clients’ businesses. For more information on how we can help you, visit or email

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