Making the Most of Payroll Recruitment Agencies
Payroll recruitment agencies are an extremely important resource for businesses and candidates alike. The recruitment payroll services they deliver bridge the gap between those looking for their next role and the companies seeking new recruits. Payment recruitment agencies act as a gatekeeper to streamline and optimise the matching process. Recruitment can be a painful task for employers, who are often faced with sifting through a large pool of mostly unsuitable candidates to identify a handful of potential applicants. For the jobseeker too, applying for jobs via online sites or adverts can mean their CV is one of potentially hundreds submitted for a role, giving them little opportunity to stand out and be successful in their application.
Using a recruitment payroll service like The Payroll Panel overcomes these issues and makes the recruitment process simpler and more efficient for all involved.
How businesses can benefit from specialist payroll recruitment agencies
For most companies, their employees are their biggest asset, and this is particularly true for senior roles such as Senior Payroll Specialist or Payroll Manager, where the work undertaken is of paramount importance to the business. However, the recruitment process itself can be costly and time-consuming, and it is easy to fill roles with the wrong people due to a lack of appropriate candidates.
While often seen as a necessary evil, good recruitment is critical for most organisations, particularly in terms of strategic hires. The right employees elevate the service provided to clients and stakeholders, drive the business forward, and help to develop an innovative, welcoming, forward-thinking culture. When recruiting payroll professionals such as Payroll Analysts or Payroll Administrators, you also need to consider whether they have the right experience and qualifications, and whether they will work well with your existing team.
Exacerbating the recruitment challenge is the fact that you are competing with other companies to find and attract the most talented candidates.
This is where specialist payroll recruitment agencies like The Payroll Panel can offer invaluable support. Using an experienced, knowledgeable intermediary to identify and qualify candidates streamlines the process and removes the burden from the employer, giving you more time to interview and consider the best applicants.
A payroll recruitment agency is in an ideal position to match the specific needs of your role to a wide range of potential candidates. Their extensive database of existing candidates will often generate suitable applicants immediately, allowing you to start considering options straightaway. Where an important payroll position has become unexpectedly vacant, time may be of the essence, and so getting the right candidates in for interview quickly is of particular importance.
However, a good recruitment payroll service will not simply rely on their database. They will also advertise the position and make use of CV searching tools and subscriptions to find the best applicants. They are unlikely to narrow their search to jobseekers, and will use the network that they have built over years of recruiting payroll staff to reach out to people who may not actively be seeking a new role, but who would be a superb fit for your payroll job and organisation, inviting them to apply. Accessing their network by proxy gives you access to candidates that you would be unlikely to reach through any other means and could result in the recruitment of a stellar payroll professional.
Furthermore, the added advantage of using a recruitment service that specialises in finding payroll people is that they will have a good knowledge of the various payroll jobs and what each role entails, insight which a generic recruiter is unlikely to have. They will also have a good appreciation of the availability and salary expectations of candidates in your local area, and the level of applicant available for your budget.
Essentially, a recruitment payroll service will benchmark your role and remuneration against those of other businesses around you to ensure that you only spend time considering those candidates who match both your payroll job requirements, and your budget. Their knowledge may mean that the applicant you finally recruit has a CV which you originally might not have considered.
Another very important benefit of using recruitment payroll services is that the agency will not only identify potential candidates, but also interview them, saving you the time of considering candidates who are not well matched to your company, culture or role. They will also complete background checks and obtain references, pre-qualifying the applicant so you can concentrate purely on whether they are the best fit for your business.
What’s more, recruitment payroll services like The Payroll Panel are not only useful for full time, permanent roles, but will also search for candidates to provide interim cover – perhaps during maternity/paternity leave, during periods of long-term sickness, or for a specific project. This type of short-term, temporary role can be very difficult to recruit – particularly in terms of finding good candidates – but a payroll recruitment agency will have a database of professional, qualified people who are seeking an interim role or short-term contract, and can identify a successful match quickly and efficiently.