Recruitment Process Without Mistakes

Recruitment Process Without Mistakes

Now that you’ve decided that a Recruitment Agency is your best bet for finding suitable candidates for your company vacancies, I’m afraid that is the easiest choice you’ll make in kick-starting your recruitment process. There are still a few things you need to consider before you’re ready to have a potential sign on the dotted line. Read below to see the biggest mistakes companies make when it comes to their attitude toward recruitment and the process entirely that you should aim to avoid.

  1. Wishy-washy Job Description:

The Recruitment Agency can only find you the right person when you know who you want. In the excitement of expanding your company, don’t get wrapped up in prematurely announcing you’re hiring without determining the essentials of the position and writing a detailed job description. A distinct job description serves as a map for your Recruitment Agency to understand the gaps your company seeks to fill – clearly assessing what duties the job will involve, whom the person will report to, what experience and skills are needed, and what type of personality will work well both in the job and for your company. You wouldn’t embark on an adventure to discover hidden treasures without a map to knowing where that treasure is kept in the first place, right? Right, so equip your Recruitment Agency with a job description that empowers them with the information they, as well as job seekers, need in order to do what they do best and bring you a treasure of valuable (and suitable) candidates. Sitting down and giving this job description careful thought and consideration will ensure you really do hire an employee suited for this position.

  1. Not Getting the Concerned Manager in the Picture: 

The Recruitment Agency you’ve hired to find the best pool of talent should have access to the Hiring Manager for the position. While you might still want to have your finger on every hire in the company, you need to facilitate and support constant communication between the Recruitment Agency and the Hiring Manager. The Recruitment Agency will be sourcing suitable candidates for your company. Your Hiring Manager not only has in-depth knowledge about the intricacies of the job but will also be the person your new hire reports directly to. Communication between these two parties should be a no-brainer.

  1. Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen: 

An applicant will be truly flustered if they are made to meet different interviewers during the interview process. From the beginning, it is important to define your hiring process and what this entails. It takes some effort for the applicant to introduce themselves and build rapport with a new interviewer every time. Choose key decision-makers in determining a successful hire and have them remain consistent in the hiring process for the respective position. Those who are selected as your key decision-makers need to meet in advance and create a plan to determine who is responsible for asking which questions and what aspect of the applicant’s credentials each person is assessing. While you don’t want to make it seem too easy for the applicant, you also don’t want them jumping through numerous hoops feeling discouraged and not taken seriously.

  1. Having a Preconceived Notion about Whom to Hire: 

A Recruitment Agency is skilled in finding suitable candidates – it is what they do, it is their job. If you’re confident in the clear job description you’ve finalized and presented to the agency, then you need to trust in the agency you’ve hired to do the rest from there. The mistake employers make is idealizing or fantasizing about what the “perfect” candidate will look like, that they aren’t open to receiving any feedback on the candidate they actually need. What this does is create a disadvantageous situation for all other candidates your Recruitment Agency presents to you – candidates who are skilled and truly deserving but miss out because they don’t match what you’ve dreamed about. It’s like walking into a brainstorming session with a fully-fledged and ready idea – you aren’t prepared to see fault and end up making hiring mistakes just to realize your dream/fantasized hire. To truly be open and impartial, you need to trust your job description and your Recruitment Agency to guide you in the right direction.

  1. Listen in Interviews more than you Talking: 

As if interviews weren’t daunting enough, recruiters mistakenly make the process that much more uncomfortable and ridged through one-way interrogations. An interview should allow for a two-way conversation and yes… this means listening more than talking. You can learn far more about the true nature of the candidate by simply listening to what they have to say. Allow your candidate time to think and (thoughtfully) respond to your questions instead of rushing to fill what you think is a moment of awkward silence. Let the candidate listen, process, think, respond and ask questions of their own. In watching how a candidate handles this process, you’ll feel more at ease in determining whether they are “the one” or not.

By enlisting the services of a trusted Recruitment Agency and keeping the above tips in mind, you’ll be 5 mistakes less to a great hire and effortless recruitment process!

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Why using a Recruitment Agency is your best bet!

Why using a Recruitment Agency is your best bet!

These days, finding great (and suitable) candidates is a daunting task. Above and beyond your what-feels-like-never-ending tasks, you can’t be expected to wear every hat in the company and tackle the recruitment process too. That’s where recruitment agencies come in to save the day! They already have a huge head start with existing job boards, established networks, a growing talent pipeline, and passive candidates just waiting for the opportunity.

With experience and a success rate to back them, recruitment agencies have the right procedures and resources in place to see to the best talent acquisition for your company. While there are several benefits to choose from that come as a result of using a recruitment agency, we’ll be focusing on the 3 most likely to make this the easiest decision you’ve ever made for your company:

  1. Save time, save money: 

Skilled job seekers don’t have time to search job boards, filtering through irrelevant and unbefitting positions. Instead, they make use of a recruiter they trust. Recruitment agencies have access to a range of talented job seekers – they not only know where to look but also know how to get your company results in a quicker timeframe. Every second your company’s vacancy is not filled is a second too long, in which your current employees (trying to carry the burden of an extra workload) are potentially disgruntled, or money is lost turning away projects you don’t have the manpower/resources to tackle.

A recruitment agency does the work for you – delivering only a few top candidates for your consideration much faster than it would take you to sift through tons of unsuitable resumes. Recruitment agencies already have a large talent pool of already vetted candidates – box smart, not hard and use this to your advantage. Build a relationship with a recruitment agency. Once a recruiter understands your business and goals, they will hire the right people in a timely, cost-effective manner.

  1. Ability to identify the best in class talent: 

Recruitment agencies serve as the middleman, and this is one of the great benefits – they work with both the employer (who is searching for talent) and professionals (who are on the hunt for career opportunities). Ultimately, this puts recruitment agencies in the best position to not only have their finger on the pulse in the dynamic business world but also to further identify organic and suitable matches serving the best interests of both parties.

As an intermediary between employer and professionals, a (good) recruitment agency will want to establish itself as the go-to door to knock on for job seekers whilst building their reputation for filling highly specific roles with best in class talent. Recruitment consultants are invaluable – they know who is looking for work, how capable these candidates are, and salary expectations these candidates have.

  1. Opportunity for competitive head-hunting: 

Once an employer has created a vacancy and put together a clear job description, recruitment agencies can set about finding suitable people for the position. The ‘ideal candidate’ is often the one who is not actively looking for a new job but would be open to one if the right opportunity presented itself. 85% of jobs are filled through networking or referrals. Often, people who already have jobs are a good source of talented individuals. “Head-hunting” is not as uncommon or ‘sneaky’ as one would think. Individuals are constantly looking to evolve or tackle a new challenge; hence they’re open to considering a better offer (not just a bigger paycheck) that can offer them this opportunity to realize the best version of themselves.

A recruitment agency, as a result of having placed a strong candidate in a role 3-4 years ago, might see a job spec that instantly sparks this very same candidate to mind. Due to the existing relationship recruitment agencies have with their past successful placements, it makes being head-hunted an easier conversation.

Throughout this entire recruitment process, you’ll find that enlisting the services of a recruitment agency saves you the tall order (and headache) of going through this journey alone.

Partnering with a recruitment agency can be highly beneficial, not only to your hiring managers but also to your company as a whole. Recruitment agencies sit in such a unique position – determined to give you the very best. Firstly, recruitment agencies know how important employer branding is for their client. And secondly, they know how important it is to offer job seekers, not just a job but also a career they can be proud of. This makes all the difference in their approach, understanding, and consideration for your company’s recruitment needs. Your recruitment today will shape your company for tomorrow and the days to come.

Supreme Staffing Group – Superior People, Superior Service

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