Professional Recruiting Agency: Hire New Graduate or Old Hound

Posted by purerecruit on July 12th, 2016

 Talent acquisition and hiring presents a wide range of challenges for any company. Often, when hiring through a professional recruiting agency, companies face the dilemma on whether to hire fresh graduates or experienced candidates. Now, both new graduates and old hounds come with their own advantages and disadvantages. The merits should be judged on a case by case analysis for most common job profiles.

Here is an overview that illustrates the positive as well as negative aspects of hiring fresh graduates and experienced executives through a recruitment agency.

Fresh Graduates

Young graduates often enrol in reputed recruitment agencies right after college in search of suitable positions. For most recruitment agencies, they form the bulk of the talent pool.

Advantages:

  • Fresh graduates are always eager and enthusiastic to start their career. Motivated young minds can work wonders for your company.
  • Young and fresh graduates are eager to learn new skills and are adaptable and sincere about their work.
  • They bring a fresh perspective and advanced technical knowledge to the company. 
  • The cost of hiring fresh graduates is lower than experienced executives.
  • Recruitment agencies place candidates according to their interests. So, even though you are hiring fresher, they have a certain level of interest in their field of work.

Disadvantages:

  • You’ll have to invest time and resources to train the new hires properly. 

Seasoned Executive

Seasoned executives who have in-depth knowledge of the working of your business are a preferred choice for middle and senior level management level positions. Hiring experienced executives also comes with its share of pros and cons.

Advantages:

  • You get well-trained employees. There is little to no need for training them. They can often start being productive from their very first day.
  • Experienced candidates make for mature employees who are ready to work without supervision and able to take charge in the face of a challenge. They can be relied upon to make key decisions.
  • Seasoned executives often bring valuable in-depth and real-world knowledge to the business.
  • Experienced candidates usually have an established network through industry connections that can bring significant value to the company.

Disadvantages:

  • The cost to the company is often way higher than that of a fresher. Moreover, many of them are probably receiving competitive offers, so you have to be prepared to match them.
  • Accustomed to the work environment of another company, they may take a bit of time to adjust to your company’s work culture, policies and structures.

Knowing all the pros and cons of hiring new graduates and seasoned executives is important. The decision to hire someone who can have a positive impact on your business growth must not be taken hastily. You may also discuss this with your recruitment partner to get a clearer picture. 

About the Author: 

This article was written by Napassaorn B., The Recruitment Manager of Pure Recruitment. Pure Recruitment offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. They strive to be a sophisticated, reliable, and trusted consultant that can help companies to achieve business success.


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