Recruiting the right people is a very competitive and time-consuming process. It often takes much longer than most companies anticipate. In our conversations with hiring managers, we often hear:
“It takes so long to find the right person, I don’t have the time to recruit!’.
“The agency didn’t listen at all to my requirements and just sent over a high volume of irrelevant CV’s hoping to fill the position”.
“The person we met in the interview isn’t the person the candidate has turned out to be”.
We’ve experienced employers many times who are shocked that they have a job unfilled for weeks or months. They’ve imagined picking the right person out of CVs, a few interviews and they’re in. Not having planned to be without a core employee for so long, sometimes the impact on an existing team makes life even more stressful.
When skilled and experienced candidates are actively looking for work, they may receive multiple offers — and it’s not unusual for companies to find that their top choice for a position has accepted a job with another company if the turnaround time of the process takes too long.
So companies may go through the entire hiring process only to lose out on the candidate of their choice and have to start over again.
Aside from blowing our own trumpet – this is where it is handy to expand your recruiting resources. If you’re just posting your job ad to an online board, you’re not doing enough. You need to cover more ground. We have made it our business to have great networks of job seekers – top candidates - who would otherwise be unaware of your job opening.
We’ve also advised clients to consider bringing on a temporary employee until they find the right person for the job. You might even find that the professional you engage in the interim is really the full-time hire you’ve been searching for all along. Our temporary division has an 80% conversion rate for our Temporary placements becoming permanent, demonstrating we really can find the right candidate for the right role.
So don’t spend any more time worrying about the cost/time/process of recruiting the right person. We know first hand from our clients how valuable having an experienced recruitment agency can save you in the long run. Give us a call today so we can prove it to you 01442 600 100.