Think in house recruitment will save you money? Think again…
Time is money
You will spend A LOT of time sourcing applicants for your vacancy. Do you really have an extra week up your sleeve to fit in advertising, screening and interviewing on top of your already busy workload?
No safety net
Thorough screening processes will lower the risk of hiring the wrong person. However, after placement you may discover that they are not the applicant you were hoping for. Imagine if you had to spend another week re-advertising, re-shortlisting and re-interviewing all over again!
Recruitment agencies can offer you a replacement guarantee, providing you with a safety net if you need it. This is invaluable.
Poor applicant treatment can come back to bite you. That applicant who you didn’t have time to reply to in the last round of recruitment may be a sought after applicant for your business in the future. If you’ve treated them poorly as an applicant, there is no way they will be interested in working with your company. First impressions count for a lot, and it’s not always up to the applicant to impress.
When your chosen applicant is counter-offered, do you have the skills to put your emotions aside and effectively negotiate? We do.
Sourcing and recruitment is not the same thing
Sourcing applicants involves advertising internally, on job boards and maybe speaking to a few people known within your industry. Recruitment is so much more. We have a database full of applicants and clients from various industries. We have industry contacts and applicants who come to us in confidence when deciding to move back into the job market. We have applicants before they even become applicants. Salary negotiation, counter offer management and after placement care are also part of the package.