There are certain times when a company might decide that they want to try to hire a foreign national in order to do a specific job at the company. But this is not something that they can just go ahead and do. Instead, it requires that they go through the process of creating PERM recruitment ads and completing the rest of the process that is overseen by the Department of Labor. Only once this is completed are they able to legally hire a foreign employee.
Unfortunately, the process of completing immigration advertising can often be a little overwhelming to smaller companies due to the sheer amount of work and time that is required. That is why so many of these small businesses instead turn towards immigration labor advertising agencies in order to handle this process for them. By doing so, it can make this part of the procedure much easier. In fact, here are the various ways that smaller companies can benefit from using these agencies.
Knowledge of Best Mediums to Use
In order to meet the Department of Labor’s criteria, there are a variety of different sources that must be used when publishing immigration labor advertising. Luckily, there are a lot of possible options made available. Therefore, the company must select a couple of sources in addition to the standard newspaper source. But the type of medium that the company chooses will have an impact on the kind of results that they get.
For example, there are certain mediums that have a more significant audience reach than others. Since the company is wanting to get the most qualified candidates possible, this means that they are going to need to have to reach as many people as possible in order to get the best chance of getting qualified people to apply for the position.
However, there are also going to be varying costs associated with each medium. For larger companies, this is not as big of a deal because they have the funds to be able to comfortably afford any type of medium. But for a smaller company, they are going to have much smaller budgets, which means that they are going to need to find a medium that does not cost a ton of money to promote their job post. In order to balance a restricted budget with a need for a wide audience reach, it is going to require the company to closely examine each medium available to them and contrast them.
Unfortunately, this can take an extensive amount of time, which is not something that small businesses are often able to commit. Therefore, they can really benefit from having an agency do this on their behalf. Luckily, this is something that these agencies are very experienced in and can often do very quickly to determine which local mediums would be the best option for a small business to use.
Better Understanding of Recommended Language
When creating job posts, there is a bunch of information that needs to be included in order to be accepted by the Department of Labor. If a business fails to include this information in their posts, then it will result in them being rejected and the process starting over once again.
However, it is not just the information included but also the language used in the post that is important. This is because there are certain words that may seem ordinary or harmless to use in a job post but should actually be avoided when creating job posts specifically meant for this process. The Department of Labor is very critical about any suggestion or vague language included in a job post because it can easily manipulate the content within the post.
This is especially true when it comes to the requirements for the applicant. If the specific wording used is too specific or too vague, then it can suddenly change the number of applicants who are going to fit the job description and be eligible for the job. Therefore, it is absolutely vital that the job description contains carefully selected wording to help make sure that the number of eligible applicants is neither too big nor too small.
This is going to be something that is going to be far beyond the expertise of any small business, which means that they are going to need some outside help to successfully complete this part. By teaming up with an agency, they will be given access to individuals who have written out hundreds of these types of job posts and will therefore know exactly what kind of wording is best to use. These agency workers can put their expertise to work in order to create a job post that the Department of Labor does not have any issues with and will save the company a significant amount of time and money as a result.
Cheaper Distribution Methods
Not only can these agencies help to pick out the ideal medium to promote the job post, but they can also provide a cheaper way of doing so. This is because these agencies often work with the main mediums dozens of times a year, if not more. Therefore, they have had the opportunity to form professional relationships with the individuals who are the point of contact for these various mediums.
This allows them to be able to contact exactly who they need to in order to get the ball rolling on booking a space or time slot in order to help promote a job posting at a newspaper, radio station, magazine, or whatever other media the small business might be interested in using.
Even better than the added efficiency that this gives the small business is the fact that they are also able to often get these promotional spaces for a significant discount as compared to what they would have to pay for if they had tried to arrange this without the help of a professional agency. This is because the agency will have regular working relationships with all local mediums and likely receive discounts as a result, which they will pass on to the small business.