Small businesses often take the DIY Recruitment option. Throwing an ad on Seek and hoping for the best might seem like the cheapest option at first, but can end up costing you a lot of time and money by the end of the process. Keep reading to find out why this “wing it” recruitment approach is not worth your time.
Unlike big brand competitors, small businesses often don’t have the luxury of:
- A dedicated HR division
- A well-established and well-known brand
- Experienced applicants regularly knocking on your door, waiting to be considered for the next available opportunity
Without these luxuries, how will you dedicate the time and manpower to complete an effective and professional recruitment process?
Most Small businesses won’t have effective procedures in place, making it a very messy and ad hoc process. As a result, you may come across as unprofessional to applicants, and lose the best applicant because of the poor impression you make. Or you end up wasting a lot of time that could be better spent doing what you do best – servicing your customers!
Before you next take on DIY recruitment, take the time to assess if attempting this on your own will really be worth your time.
And if you’d like to explore your options, why not consider outsourcing to a recruitment agency? Some may even fit in with your budget if you mention you are a small business.
Here at Dove Personnel, we offer recruitment solutions and short listing options to accommodate for all businesses.