Outsourcing the hiring of new staff members is one of the best ways to take advantage of technology. The hiring process is often arduous, with good candidates hard to come by. If you have an HR department that handles that, that’s great, but sometimes even an HR department can become overwhelmed by applications and potential employees. Many companies, large and small, whether or not they have an HR department, are now using digital resources for staff augmentation. Outsourcing this vital activity can save you time, money, and can leave you with a staff you can rely on.
Benefits of Outsourcing the Hiring Process
One of the biggest pains of assembling a team or replacing an employee is the sheer time it takes to find the right person. Nearly every job posting online gets hundreds of replies, and those replies require at least a few minutes each to assess. Some candidates will be qualified while others are not, and the person doing the hiring must understand how to sift through the replies to find the best candidates. Then, there’s the contact and interview process to go through. This is why so many offices and businesses end up understaffed – it is difficult and time consuming to find a replacement. Because you don’t want just a body to fill the seat, you want the best possible candidate that will actually add value and work well with your team. This takes patience, expertise, and once again, time.
When you outsource the hiring process, a professional team will be in charge of sifting through emails and applications and will be the ones to find the most valuable potential employees. In addition to reading through resumes and actually contacting individuals, and scheduling the interviews, this specialized team will work with you and your business to find the candidate that truly fits. You’re likely to find a much better candidate with a professional at the helm that understands how to interview an individual and determine their potential.
The other thing about in-house hiring is that if there’s no HR department, which in many small or independently-owned businesses there are not, the hiring process is left up to either the owner, manager, or another executive employee. While you may be excellent at running a business, this doesn’t mean that you are necessarily good at the hiring or interview process. If you’re not experienced, it is a complicated process where you have to have some understanding of human psychology and ask the right questions to determine if a person will be a good fit for the company. Plus, there’s negotiating salary, benefits, schedules, and the other nuances that come with taking on a new hire. While, as the boss, you can set your budget, by outsourcing this process you can have someone else deal with these tasks.
Scalability is also a factor when deciding to outsource your hiring. Whether you need a large staff for a one-time project or you’re expanding your company to new areas, having a team in charge of hiring new staff is extremely beneficial. It’s easy to adjust and hire for new areas or find employees with a particularly special skill for a certain project. You can find remote employees and have access to more talent from all over the world, close the skill gap, and cut operational expenses.
How to Outsource Hiring
If you’re looking to hire new team members, call Internal Computer Services at 804-672-1057 and have our experts help! We have a dedicated staff that is focused solely on discovering your needs and finding the right candidates for your company. We take care of everything, from posting the ads across the right websites, looking through resumes, and interviewing the candidates.