Good Recruitment is central to any management process and failure in recruitment can create difficulties for any company including an adverse effect on its profitability and inappropriate levels of staffing or skills. Inadequate recruitment can lead to staff shortages at all levels of a business or problems in management decision making, which is why it is so essential to get the recruitment process right.
One of the most important tasks in recruiting is the selection of the right candidate, one who is perfectly suited for a particular position. It's not just a long and frustrating process, but it can be both fraught with danger and expensive That's why organisations are relying more on recruitment companies to help them find the right people for their job vacancies. From top executives to contractual employment, seeking the assistance of a recruitment agency is more popular today. It offers a more cost-efficient, effective and beneficial option for both employers and job seekers putting things in the hands of professionals is seldom a bad decision.
Not all recruitment companies operate in the same way, but whatever their modus operandi a good recruitment firm will reduce the time needed to complete the task, therefore reducing the overall costs and most importantly reduce the risks associated with recruiting.
Traditional recruitment companies operate externally to the client company and manage a database of potential candidates, performing a ‘matchmaking’ service to get the best candidates.
Some more forward thinking and innovative recruitment companies operate as a complementary addition to a company and act as if they were an internal department within an organisation, this can significantly improve the process reducing time and costs, and managing the experience of the candidates and elevating the perception of the recruiting company in the eyes of the potential candidates. This way the company gets all the benefits of running its own recruiting department but at a fraction of the costs, because they are only used when needed.
Typical services which can be sourced are:-
Target Talent Sourcing
Interviewing & Interview Support
Assessment Centre Design & Delivery
Vetting & Background-Checking
As well as delivering all of the above services, how they are delivered is just as important. If you get it right you can instill a culture of continual improvement and innovation in your organisation, It takes time to develop such a relationship but it is well worth the effort. Your ultimate aim should be to developing a relationship with an outsourced recruitment partner that is underpinned by mutual trust and engagement to ensure that together you achieve your resourcing objectives.