Simply put if you have a role that you are looking to fill in your company there are two ways you can go about it.
You can go in house: put a job advert together and place it yourself on whatever means you have available to you and carry out the full process (or a colleague can!). That means job boards, social media, your own website and so on. The cost implications are relatively low, providing you don’t pay too much for adverts but there is obviously an impact on your time.
You’ll need to go through all the candidates, sort out the ones you think are promising from all of those that have applied, and start the invitation to interview process
The other alternative would be to instruct a recruitment agency who will do all of this for you and present you with a shortlist of suitable candidates. You then choose from that short list and invite them in.
But let’s explore that a little deeper because there are pros and cons to each method.