So You Can’t Decide Whether To Use A Recruiter Or Not?

  • Posted June 22, 2023

The SYR team brings together more than 20 years of maritime industry recruitment experience which allows us to offer our clients and our candidates an unrivalled knowledge of the global superyacht market.

From subcontractors building some of the world’s most luxurious yachts through to executive headhunt projects to lead international shipyards, we have a recruitment solution for every employer and indeed every applicant.

But do employers really need to use a recruitment company nowadays? Surely advertising on the company’s own website and maybe placing a LinkedIn advert will be enough to secure that next employee?

In today’s competitive business landscape, finding and attracting the right talent is crucial for a company’s success. However, the recruitment process can be time-consuming, resource intensive and often challenging to navigate. That’s where a recruitment agency comes in. Engaging the services of a professional recruiter can offer numerous advantages to companies looking to streamline their hiring process and secure the best candidates. In this article, we will explore the key benefits of using a recruitment agency such as SYR.

Access to a Wider Pool of Talent:

Recruitment agencies, such as SYR, specialise in sourcing, screening, and shortlisting candidates across various industries and job functions. They maintain extensive networks and databases of qualified professionals actively seeking new opportunities. By partnering with us, employers gain access to this vast talent pool, increasing their chances of finding the ideal candidate quickly and efficiently.

Our vision has always been to shake up the superyacht recruitment world and we are working hard to introduce talent from industries such as automotive, aerospace and other exciting sectors, a move that is helping to push innovation in shoreside yachting through projects such as electric craft, foils and new materials usage.

In just over two years we’ve made over 100 placements, 22 of them having come from outside of the marine industry. Of those 22, most have never even stepped foot on a boat, yet they’ve brought huge levels of knowledge and understanding to the design, engineering and build of craft in our sector. Our mission is to increase this percentage to be closer to 50%, therefore introducing new exciting talent and ideas to a very traditional industry.

Expertise and Industry Knowledge:

The SYR recruiters are experienced professionals with extensive superyacht industry knowledge and insights. We understand the current job market trends, skill requirements and salary expectations. This expertise allows us to accurately identify candidates with the right qualifications and cultural fit for a specific role. By leveraging our expertise, we can provide valuable guidance throughout the recruitment process, ensuring companies make informed hiring decisions.

Time and Cost Savings:

Recruiting can be a time-consuming process that distracts internal resources from other critical tasks. Recruitment agencies take on the responsibility of sourcing and screening candidates, saving companies significant time and effort. SYR can swiftly identify qualified candidates, shortlist top contenders and arrange interviews, streamlining the hiring process. This also helps reduce the costs associated with advertising, background checks and onboarding, therefore optimising the overall recruitment budget.

Enhanced Candidate Quality:

Identifying high-quality candidates who align with a company’s values, culture and long-term goals is essential. We have a proven track record in vetting candidates, conducting thorough background checks and assessing skills and qualifications. This means we can present companies with a refined pool of highly qualified and pre-screened candidates, ensuring that only the best individuals are considered for the position, increasing the likelihood of a successful hire.

Confidentiality and Discretion:

In some cases, companies may prefer to keep their recruitment activities confidential, such as when replacing a key executive or restructuring sensitive positions. We offer a level of confidentiality and discretion that can be challenging to maintain when conducting an in-house search. We understand the importance of safeguarding sensitive information and can manage the recruitment process discreetly, ensuring minimal disruption to the company’s operations and reputation.

Long-Term Partnership:

Collaborating with a recruitment agency such as SYR fosters a long-term partnership that extends beyond individual hiring needs. Our recruiters take the time to understand a company’s values, goals and unique requirements, allowing us to provide ongoing support for future recruitment undertakings. This partnership can lead to a more efficient and seamless recruitment process in the long run, as the agency becomes familiar with the company’s culture and preferences.

Managed Service Agreement:

Some of our clients are supported across a wide range of different areas, from skilled trades through to senior management, hiring 10, 50 or even 100 new employees a year. When they are looking at volume recruitment, we can offer a managed service agreement. This ensures that the entire recruitment process is managed. We provide a detailed applicant tracking system across all roles, accessible with ease and a dedicated recruiter to work through their recruitment strategy with them as a partner.

Managed service agreements are usually structured through a monthly retainer, which covers full review of all incoming applicants as well as our usual search practises to ensure employers aren’t missing out on the best talent.

If you’d like to know more about our services, please do get in touch:

We look forward to speaking to you soon!