The recruitment process can be difficult, especially if you’re time constricted or hiring outside of your expertise. Not only that, the amount of paperwork and research needed to conduct the hiring process thoroughly can set you behind on your normal duties and cause undue stress.
If you feel exhausted just thinking about hiring, you’re not alone. There’s a way to bypass all the toughest parts of the recruitment process and still get great results. Here are four typical reasons employers turn to professional recruiting solutions.
1. They Don’t Have the Right Tools
The modern hiring market is complex. Years ago, it may have been appropriate to advertise your open roles in a store window or in a newspaper, but the modern market requires modern tools to win over top-tier candidates.
An employer’s old tried-and-true recruitment strategies may not have the same success as they used to and are likely to result in an influx of candidates who don’t have the right skills and experience for the job. Instead, many employers are turning to professional recruiting solutions because they have the most up-to-date hiring tactics that offer excellent results.
Digital hiring campaigns, hiring apps and websites, and social media recruiting are tools used by hiring experts to find top performers. The modern candidate can be elusive, but professional recruiters have the right strategies to approach and win over top talent.
2. They Have High Turnover Rates
High turnover rates are never good for a business. It can damage an employer’s reputation and be bad for productivity—especially if it’s happening more than a few times a year.
Employers are turning to professional recruiting solutions because recruiters can expertly manage all necessary steps of the hiring process, like pre-screening tests, background tests, and interviews, to make long-lasting hires.
Recruiters are focused on long-term results. They have the time and skills to delve deeper into a candidate’s background to make the right hires and reduce turnover.
3. They Don’t Have Time
Employers are busy people, and hiring can take up a lot of time. Among creating the perfect job description, sorting through resumes, arranging interviews, and onboarding new employees, the entire process can take up months of your time.
When employers rely on professional recruiting solutions for their hiring needs, all of the most time-consuming aspects of the hiring cycle are handled. The entire process is streamlined and employers gain quality candidates on a shorter timeline.
4. They Don’t Have the Right Kind of Knowledge
For many employers, a time will come when they have to hire outside of their expertise. It’s never going to be easy for an employer who runs a retail store to hire in a highly technical role, for example, but it may have to be done.
Understanding their limitations, employers are turning to professional recruitment solutions when they don’t have the right kind of knowledge to make an informed hire.
Recruiters specialize in areas like sales and marketing, finance, and light industrial—so it makes sense to use their expertise to hire in those areas. They know what skills and certifications are needed, what benefits to offer, and what types of personalities are needed to excel in those areas.
With the help of a recruiter, employers can feel confident they’re getting the best candidate for the job.
Posted By Nicola Malcom – Vice President, Operations, Talentcor