In the ever changing world of recruitment, recruiting top-notch talent can be a daunting task.
Competition, high unemployment rates, shortage of skills and the war for talent requires you to re-think your recruitment.
The need to focus on the core business and cost control are some of the reasons why companies outsource recruitment services.
Outsourcing all or a part of your recruitment puts the reins in the hands of experienced recruitment consultants saving you money and time.
That said, here are some of the main reasons why you would need to outsource recruitment for your company.
1. The people you hire quit or are fired within the first 12 months
If you have very high turnover where employees you hire don’t last past one year, that you need help in recruitment.
Even with the assumption that “millennials and Generation Z” employees are job hoppers, studies have it that happy and content employees will tend to stay at a job for more than a year.
But if you have to fire someone within the first six months or one year you clearly are hiring the wrong people.
2. You are losing candidates to “the process”
Do you have a very lengthy recruitment process that you end up losing candidates along the way because your decision making took too long?’
When you have invested in hiring for a certain position, it makes sense to want to see it through by being thorough and not rushing it over.
But a lengthy hiring process is not only time consuming but even after making a decision, you may find yourself going back to the drawing board if your best candidates fall out costing you even more money than you would have spent if you had outsourced to a recruitment firm.
3. When you are hiring for technical and specialized roles
Technical jobs are some of the hardest to fill. Why?
Talent in this field account for probably 3% of the unemployment rates which means that a majority of these candidates are not actively looking for jobs.
If you are therefore recruiting for such, it makes sense to outsource this kind of recruitment to save you time as well as better your chances of finding the right and qualified candidates.
4. You are spending over 15 hours/week recruiting
If you have noticed that you are spending more than 15 hours in a week just recruiting, there is a problem.
That’s 15 hours that you aren’t spending concentrating on your core business.
In years this can add up to 20 weeks spent looking for the right talent.
By outsourcing a recruiter, you can easily get back this time and more as a recruiter moves about twice your pace since it is their sole focus.
5. You don’t have an employer brand
One of the reasons why you always find it hard to fill positions with the right talent is because very few candidates have heard about the company or whether you are hiring.
To attract the right talent it’s important to ensure that your company has the right pitch and a recognizable brand.
When you outsource to a recruitment company, they will work with you to come up with brand message as well as advise on the right kind of employees you want to work for you.
They will then put into use this information to create a pitch to the candidates, making sure you don’t waste your time with candidates who don’t fit your brand.
6. When you only hire applicants
When hiring, do you only concentrate on those actively applying for your jobs?
If you want to increase your applicant pool, then use a recruiter. They have access to passive candidates – those who are already employed and not actively looking for jobs.
Here is the secret; if you want to hire the best, then concentrate your effort on these job seekers, they have the right qualifications as well as skills particularly for managerial roles.
With this in mind
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