The Pet Care industry, the market industry associated with companion animals, is one of the fastest-growing segment of the job market. This industry includes the following segments:
- Pet food and treats
- Veterinarian care and supplies
- Pet insurance
- Pet technology
These segments all deal with the production, consumption, and recreational activities associated with pets and companion animals. And all of these segments have been growing during the past few years and are projected to continue growing. In fact, according to numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Animal Care and Pet Care jobs are projected to grow by 33% between the years 2020 and 2030. In terms of raw numbers, this equates to an average of 66,200 job openings in the Pet Care industry every year.
There are two factors driving this increase. First, people who don’t have pets are obtaining one or more and those who already owns pets are obtaining one or more. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), more than 67% of American households own at least one pet. And second, people are spending more money on their pets, regardless of how many pets they have. According to the APPA, the Pet Industry in the United States grew from $97.5 billion in 2019 to $99 billion in 2020, an increase of $1.5 billion. And there appears to be no end in sight in terms of the growth of the Pet Care industry. According to Global Newswire, the global Pet Industry and Pet Care market will reach over $350 million by the year 2027.
This growth is a big reason why employers need to engage the services of an established Pet Care recruiter.
How a Pet Care recruiter can protect your organization
An organization goes to great lengths to protect itself. For example, it hires the best lawyers to handle its legal affairs. It also hires the best accountants to handle its financial affairs.
But what about its hiring affairs? After all, talent is an organization’s most important asset.
An employer’s ability to hire top talent is critical to its success, both in the short term and for the long haul. This is why a Pet Care recruiter can help to protect your organization and why what they do is just as important as what an attorney or an accountant does. However, attempting to duplicate the efforts of a Pet Care recruiter “in house” can be a drain on resources. In addition, making a bad hire can also be costly in terms of not only money, but also time and energy.
Below are five ways that enlisting the services of an experienced and reputable Pet Care recruiter can protect your organization:
#1—They have an extensive knowledge of the industry and job market.
There is no substitute for experience, and that is exactly what the right recruiter “brings to the table.” They have a wealth of information, and they can share that information with you. They know about emerging trends, as well as about other organizations within the industry and the moves that they’re making.
#2—They have access to qualified job candidates.
These are the best candidates in the job market, the top 5% to 10% of candidates in their particular line of work. As a result, they’re fully employed and not actively looking for a new job. However, they would be open to a new opportunity if that opportunity was clearly better than the job they currently have.
#3—They can reduce the time it takes to fill a position.
“Time kills all deals,” and that includes recruiting and hiring within the Pet Care industry. The right recruiter works in “the trenches” of the job market, and as a result, they can move quickly based on the real-time information they gather on a daily basis.
#4—They can reduce the cost of training and onboarding.
Everything hinges on hiring the right candidate for the position. An established Pet Care recruiter with a proven track record of success is able to find a candidate who can “hit the ground running” and begin providing value to their new employer as quickly as possible.
#5—They can improve the retention rate of new hires.
Effective retention is just as important as effective hiring, because what’s the point of hiring the best if you can’t retain the best? A recruiter follows up with new hires, making sure that the employees are doing well and excelling in their situation.
Retention is just one way that a Pet Care recruiter can help protect your organization.
That’s because a recruiter protects your organization’s talent through the identification, engagement, and recruitment of that talent . . . even past the point when the talent is hired and joins the company as a new employee.
Why a Pet Care recruiter is better than job postings
Why is using a Pet Care recruiter better than using job postings when you’re attempting to fill important, high-level positions? Think about it this way.
For any organization to be successful and make a product, it’s necessary to sell products and/or services to other people. That’s why they have salespeople and sales departments devoted to doing that very thing. However, what if an organization relied only on advertising, including online advertisements, to sell its products and services and did not have salespeople or a sales team? How much would it sell then? And would its target customers be the ones who are buying?
When an organization is hiring, it’s basically “selling” to job seekers and candidates, and it’s selling these two things:
- The position itself
- The organization and everything associated with it (culture, advancement, compensation, etc.)
What’s more difficult: selling products and services . . . or selling an opportunity to someone who already has a good job? You would probably agree that the latter is more difficult. So how successful do you expect to be if you only use online job postings and advertisements as part of your hiring strategy?
But that’s not all. According to a recent study by CareerBuilder, approximately 60% of job seekers quit in the middle of filling out online job applications. They quit for two main reasons: the length of the application and its complexity.
This is ironic when you think about it. That’s because employers, in their attempts to identify the best candidates, are making their applications extremely detailed. However, because they’re so detailed and cumbersome, more than half of job seekers quit in the middle of the application. Not only that, but since these are online job advertisements, these job seekers only represent the best candidates who are looking for a new job. Top passive candidates are not counted among their numbers.
This is why an organization needs a top Pet Care recruiter to help identify and then recruit top talent for their most important job openings and high-level positions. That’s because recruiters serve as the sales department for employers that are looking to hire. They can engage and actively sell top candidates on both your job opening and the overall opportunity at your organization.
If you use a sales force to sell your products and/or services, then it makes sense to use a sales force to sell your organization to top candidates in the job market. This is why and how using a Pet Care recruiter is more effective than using online job advertisements alone when you’re attempting to hire the best candidates.
The VET Recruiter: your choice as Pet Care recruiter
The VET Recruiter is a full-service Animal Health, Veterinary, and Pet Care recruiting agency. Since we were founded, we’ve helped organizations of all sizes throughout the U.S. and Canada find and hire the best candidates. We have a track record of stellar success placing professionals in the Animal Health, Animal Nutrition, Veterinary, Pet Products, Pet Care, and Animal Agriculture industries. The VET Recruiter has relationships with the best candidates in the job market. We also have relationships with up-and-coming talent, including students in Veterinary school who will soon graduate and enter the workforce.
The VET Recruiter offers several options to employers as a Pet Care recruiting agency. These options include retained search, contingency search, and a hybrid plan.
We have two primary goals at The VET Recruiter:
- Help Pet Care companies acquire top talent, which helps them increase their bottom line on a global basis
- Help Pet Care professionals attain career-enhancing opportunities that allow them to achieve the quality of life they seek
At The VET Recruiter, our passion is to solve problems and help others succeed. Because of this, we have become experts in the search and selection process, tirelessly working on the “front lines” of the employment marketplace every day. Our goal is to use our expertise to help our clients find and hire the best candidates available in the Pet Care industry.
The VET Recruiter has an impressive track record of success and getting stellar results for our clients and candidates.
Click HERE to learn more about why you should consider using The VET Recruiter for your Pet Care employment and hiring needs.
Click HERE to see examples of The VET Recruiter’s placements. These are all examples of real positions we have filled in the Pet Care industry.
Click HERE to see our recruiting process for Pet Care employers.
Contact us today for more information about The VET Recruiter’s services for employers by calling (918) 488-3901 or (800) 436-0490 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.