What are the advantages of using a recruitment agency?
Staff recruitment is a time consuming and often challenging role in the day-to-day operations of a busy pharmacy. Staff shortages are widespread across the nation in both the hospital and community pharmacy sector and were formally acknowledged by the National Skills Commission (NSC) late last year. The NSC’s 2022 Skills Priority List found shortages in all states and territories across both pharmacist occupation categories.
Even in the current challenging employment environment, it is important to recruit people who not only have the right skill set but also the right personality and values that ensure that they align with your pharmacy’s own culture and values.
So what are the benefits of using a recruitment agency to find the right people for your business?
Using a recruitment agency can save you time and money when trying to find the right candidate, as they have a large pool of potential applicants in their database to access. This means that the only candidates a recruitment agency submits for your review are ones that fit your expectations and search criteria. This in turn helps to shorten your hiring time.
High quality candidates
A recruitment agency can increase your ability to find high-quality candidates with the relevant skills and expertise. With access to a large talent pool of pre-screened and referenced candidates, this means that you will only be meeting with candidates that have already been carefully assessed and interviewed.
Specialist recruitment knowledge
Recruitment agencies have specialist staff who have extensive knowledge of the pharmacy industry. This understanding is vital to fulfilling the variety of roles available across Australia. Pharmacy recruitment agencies such as ours, specialise in matching high-quality pharmacists to community-based pharmacies and hospitals throughout Australia, for full-time, part-time, or locum positions.
Focused on serving the client
Most of the work a recruiter does happens before any potential compensation comes from the client. If no candidate is hired, no fees will be charged for work done. If an agency is unable to successfully assist your business, then there is nothing to pay.
This ensures our services, resources, and expertise focus on providing you with the best possible candidates to support your business growth plans and provide you with the best possible applicant.
Knowledge of the market
Through interactions with both clients and candidates recruiters gain extensive knowledge about the industry they work in. When you use a recruitment agency, you gain access to their knowledge of salary rates, available skill sets, career development expectations, contract support, current hiring complexities, and even market trends in the indstry, which you may not know about.
Experts in hiring staff
The most compelling reason to use a recruitment agency is that this is our job!
We specialise in writing compelling job ads to maximise the number of people who apply. We quickly and effectively screen applicants to find the strongest candidates early on in the hiring process. However, most importantly, our team works tirelessly to meet your hiring needs – to find you the best person for your business and hopefully a dream job for your potential pharmacy employee.