6 reasons to use a specialist recruiter when hiring clinical candidates

Hiring the wrong candidate can be a costly mistake. According to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), wrongly hiring a mid-level member of staff could cost a company a massive £132,000, not including the countless amounts of hours lost in the process. Despite this, UK organisations are failing to hire the right person for two out of five roles.

When employees are the greatest assets to many organisations, recruiting the best ones should be a risk-free affair. Here are six key ways a specialist recruitment consultancy like CK Clinical can help alleviate any of the risks involved.

1. Specialist recruiters are experts in what they do

First and foremost, specialist clinical recruiters are experts in what they do.

For instance, with over 15 years’ experience in the clinical field, CK Clinical is one of the UK’s and Europe’s leading clinical recruitment consultancies. Our recruiters are experts in this space, and are therefore well versed in spotting the ideal candidates for any clinical role.

By working alongside a specialist clinical recruiter when hiring, you can rest assured that you will be working with the most adept recruiter possible for the task.

2. Clinical recruiters understand the clinical world

In order to find that ideal clinical candidate, a recruiter needs to have an in-depth understanding of the clinical field.

Clinical recruiters follow the industry closely, have insight into the current clinical recruitment trends and, as a result, can operate in a strategic manner. At CK Clinical, many of our recruiters even have science degrees and first-hand experience in the clinical field.

Consequently, not only will clinical recruiters clearly understand your organisation’s needs and the types of roles you are hiring for, they will also be well placed to advise on matters such as salary offerings, expectations and available skill-sets. They can act as hiring partners rather than simply recruiters, and help guide you throughout the hiring process.

At CK Clinical we also provide our clients with dedicated account managers, so that our clients can consistently work alongside a same team that understands their business needs inside out.

3. Clinical recruitment consultancies have an existing pool of clinical candidates to choose from

Specialist recruitment consultancies like CK Clinical have an existing pool of vetted candidates readily available, and for most roles are able to send a list of prospects within the day.

Consequently, working with clinical recruiters often means you can get the best clinical candidates much faster. This is particularly ideal if you have roles which need filling urgently.

4. Specialist recruiters know how and where to find the best candidates

And if those ideal candidates don’t already exist in their network, clinical recruiters will know where to find and attract them.

Clinical recruiters are on the lookout for clinical candidates day-in day-out, and know exactly what they are looking for. From marketing on the right sites to actively seeking them out at clinical events, specialist recruiters will be best placed to identify the top prospects. Unlike general recruiters, clinical specialists can find the most niche candidates with unique skills using tailored search methods.

5. Clinical recruiters know how to onboard clinical candidates

But recruitment is not just about identifying the best candidates. The all-important part of the process is onboarding and interviewing the chosen shortlist.

Thanks to their in-depth knowledge of the clinical industry, clinical recruiters will understand what questions to ask, and what to look out for when identifying candidates for a certain role. They will be able to offer detailed observations to the client, to help them make that all-important decision.

Additionally, interviewing in-house can be hindered by internal biased opinions. Bringing in a third party perspective can add valuable insight.

6. Specialist recruiters offer a more cost-effective solution

And finally, working with a specialist recruitment consultancy saves time and money in comparison to recruiting in-house.

Finding the right staff takes time and effort. From marketing the role to reading through the mountains of applications and interviewing the shortlist, the hiring

process can become a full-time job. By outsourcing it, your team can concentrate on other more productive tasks.

Furthermore, recruiting internally is a lengthier as well as riskier operation. A lack of experience could lead to hiring the wrong type of candidate – and potentially a very expensive mistake!

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