Why most companies outsource their recruitment

Why most companies outsource their recruitment

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As any company grows, outsourcing certain tasks and responsibilities becomes paramount to keep on top of in-house costs. With recruitment and talent acquisition, ideally you want to focus on your core strengths as a business and let others capitalize on theirs to realize your overall vision. This is why the most successful companies increasingly outsource aspects of recruitment, talent mapping, and search, to professionals who specialize in this area.

There are numerous benefits to outsourcing your recruitment strategy. Here are just a few to keep in mind:

1) Time

From initial job posting to administrative tasks, onboarding, and eventual training, the recruitment process can be long and arduous, with no cast iron guarantee of success. This will take precious time and resources away from other HR areas you’d like to be focusing on. Outsourcing to a partner, if done the right way, doesn’t skip on time just for easy results – but it does mean that core recruitment tasks can happen in the background while your talent acquisition strategy grows in other ways.

2) Cost

Focusing on in-house recruitment, or on in-house/agency partnerships exclusively, can drain your HR budget more than many people realize. Not only is this a long process with many stages, but each of those stages cost money – whether we’re talking about advertising costs, extra staff time & cost for interviews and training, or facilities required to deliver that training. Letting other professionals who already know how to streamline the process handle this – in partnership with your own team –  could save plenty of money in the long run.

3) Access to Talent

Recruitment specialists know not only how to get recruits ready for working with you, but how to entice the right recruits from a broad talent pool. Having plenty of applicants is fine but most of them likely won’t be the right kind of applicants if you’re shooting in the dark with job postings or restricting your search to the standard online locations. Professional recruiters, on the other hand, will know what kind of people you’re looking for and how to bring them directly to you – casting the net wider to include talent who may not be on the open jobs market.

4) Practicality

It makes sense to outsource certain areas to those who specialize in recruitment in your market. Outsourcing to such trusted professionals makes practical sense by allowing your own business to focus its HR resources elsewhere, on what it does best.

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Outsourcing recruitment to a specialist business like Digital Mavens can be a more streamlined process overall that allows you to control your talent selection while making it easier for the right candidates to find you.

By letting a third party take an objective look at all sides of the process, your recruitment strategy can be brought together in a way that’s more difficult to do from behind your own desk. Many HR Directors are realizing this every day and it’s why outsourcing recruitment is more popular than ever.

To find out more about our services and how we can help, please get in touch today to discuss your objectives.

For more information reach out to Tracey Weinrib on tracey@digitalmavens.ca