7 Reasons to Outsource your Recruitment
In the current climate of economic uncertainty, outsourcing your recruitment can feel like you’re giving-up control and adding unnecessary costs to your business. Why then is the market shifting towards outsourcing some or all of their recruitment process?
In recent years, many businesses have idealised the goal of 100% direct hiring. The issue is that direct hiring does not always mean attracting the best talent. Internal recruitment teams can manage brilliantly but, are often from companies that are able to rely on a prestigious brand, and the fact is, most companies are unable to manage this as well as they would like.
Let’s consider then why businesses might choose to utilise a recruitment partner.
Reduced procurement costs
Some of UK's largest brands outsource their recruitment to reduce costs. They’re always saving on the bottom line by using an agreed agency. For example, a recruitment agency will be able to manage workers rates by benchmarking against competitors and consolidating agency worker fees.
Save on time (and admin)
Timesheets, umbrella companies, compliance – the list of employment admin can feel endless. A recruitment partner takes on all of these tasks and will allocate a whole administrative department to deal with exactly that.
Great talent technology will make everyone’s life easier, with committed recruitment partners offering their own bespoke technology solutions tailored around each client. This helps with visibility and management of the hiring process, producing MI reports that can be used across their organisation.
Some recruitment partners can offer a service which, will align with your marketing strategy and produce talent attraction campaigns to help you attract the best talent. As they’re recruitment experts, they’ll be able to tell you what you’re missing and what you need to do to get the best results.
The beauty of outsourcing is that you’re not giving-up control, you’re gaining control. You will still have complete visibility over your recruitment, and your recruitment partner will work with you to critically analyse both successes and struggles.
Hire better candidates, faster
A challenge for some companies can be when there is a sudden need to hire up to 100 contractors within a week. These contractors will need to be qualified, vetted and of a high quality. A good recruitment partner will be able to assist with this, across a range of sectors.
A better experience
Candidate experience is often a focus, but hiring manager experience is equally important. A successful recruitment partner can improve both. Candidates can get consistency in the customer service they receive, whilst hiring managers are able to follow processes and have a dedicated contact.