Should I outsource help with recruitment?
It can be difficult to decide when is the right time to bring help to your business, and to accept the fact that your in-house recruitment strategies aren’t converting. It’s hard to calculate exactly what’s not working, especially when recruitment isn’t in your repertoire!
Having a good team behind you is arguably one of the most important parts of business, so you recruitment process should be spick and span in order to retain employees.
Alas, here’s 5 reasons why hiring a recruitment agency could benefit your business...
1. Allows you to concentrate on your core business
Perhaps the overarching reason most outsource help, hiring a recruiter allows business owners too narrow in further on what they enjoy doing as well as what needs to get done. Recruitment is a tiring process that can either be overlooked or overworked, none of which is beneficial. To avoid the burnout of a business owner, the ought to consider having someone take the reins on getting new employees.
2. Networking pipeline
Recruitment agencies tend to specialise in particular industries, and within those, will have a good reputation. Therefore, recruiters will already have a wide network of active candidates that potentially could be interested in your job vacancy. As well, recruiters will hold a network of passive candidates who have already been in discussion on the types of roles they’re interested in.
3. The onboarding process
The onboarding process is a staple with regards to retaining an employee. Often, if candidates haven’t received a satisfactory, smooth onboarding they become less likely to be dedicated to a role. Also, with onboarding, comes a great deal of file handling, follow-ups, and in short, a lot of hassle for a business owner that is already overrun with other aspects. Therefore, a recruitment agency can take all the slack, and handle the process in its entirety.
4. Cost containment
As recruiters and business owners know, hiring the wrong employee is easily done and not so easily undone. It’s common that a candidate will interview well and proceed to make a good impression, to ultimately underperform in their role. This will not only waste time (interviewing, training etc) but will also come with a significant cost. Hiring a professional to hand-select your perfect candidate will eliminate the chances of hiring the wrong person, therefore being making the journey evermore cost-effective.
5. Analytics and reporting
One of the often overlooked benefits having a recruitment agency onboard is the data which can be gathered throughout the entirety of the process, with multiple hires.
Having a constant analysing eye over this information not only allows for real-time reporting and insights which can help with decision making, but can offer actionable insight into the efficiencies of your businesses recruitment strategy and methods. This allows for a constantly evolving and improving recruitment process which over time will further improve the efficiency, cost- effectiveness and ultimately, the quality of hires.
Essentially, if you’re tired of being weighed down by the pressure to convert employees, endless interviews, no-shows, let-downs and money loss, your best bet is to outsource some help.
Here at EPQ, we specialise in taking the weight off business owners backs, and handle the all of the nitty gritty from start to finish. Want to know more? Get in touch!