Evaluating applications and hiring new members to join a company’s existing team takes a lot of careful deliberation from HR managers. Hiring can also be quite the extensive process, with the posting and maintenance of the job post,scrolling through a slew of resumes, calling candidates…the list goes on. With the functions of an HR department being as diverse as it is, managers or other members of the team may not have the time to be as thorough with the process as they are required to be.
Companies often outsource recruiting to get the help of specialists to assist an in-house team with hiring; this has several advantages. Amid a variety of them, it aids a company with time management, helps add efficiency when scanning applications, and saves the company money. These specialists are also trained specifically to perform such duties. They are therefore able to provide a high level of expertise when recruiting that would further advance the in-house team and increase the performance of the hiring process as a whole.
Why do companies outsource recruiting? Let’s get into it.
AN ARRAY OF APPLICANTS
How’s that for alliteration, right?
When companies outsource recruiting, they gain the expertise and resources required to browse through a larger collection of potentially suitable applicants. They gain the help of experts who are equipped with distinct tactics to go through these applications quickly and much more efficiently.
Outsourcing recruitment also allows for the hiring process to be sped up in the event that a position needs to be filled as soon as possible. When there are more pressing deadlines for the in-house team to meet,there may not be time to go through applications thoroughly. It is consequently time efficient for a company to outsource recruiting.
IT SAVES TIME
On the subject of time, when companies decide to outsource recruitment, it gives the in-house team the opportunity to focus and spend more time on other important duties. This would maintain the high-quality performance by employeesin order to keep the business successful.
As mentioned earlier, the hiring process can be tedious. It requires more than merely looking through resumes. Hiring constitutes several stages of interviews, background checks, calling references, etc. With the expert knowledge and recruitment strategies HR specialists are able to provide, it is in a company’s best interest to outsource. It will also benefit the in-house team greatly.
AN AWARENESS OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
Outsourcing recruitment does not mean that the in-house team is completely devoid of any tasks pertaining to the recruitment process. The outsourced recruitment specialists will consult with the HR managers for details on what they seek in potential employees.
Skills and core competencies in potential candidates are obviously relevant, but many skills can be learned. However, if candidatesvastly differ from the type of personality desired in theworkplace, they would clash considerably with the culture of that particular company. This would present unwanted friction going forward.
Therefore, based on the information provided, the recruiters will examine the applicants. They would make sure topay close attentionto find the appropriate candidates who would suit the company’s organizational culture.
Leadership and obtaining first-rate employees is always the top priority for companies. To keep a business successful, it is important to look for talented candidates who would ultimately benefit the company.
It is for this reason that outsourcing recruitment may be considered. Especially with positions of a senior level, HR managers may not have the skills needed to interview certain candidates. With the acquisition of higher-level talent, outsourced HR recruiters are able to contribute expertise with recruiting that HR managers may not acquire.
Jesse’s role with AugmentHR is to seek out organizations that can truly benefit from our unique approach to solving HR and talent acquisition problems. After 17 years in the recruitment industry, Jesse is driven to educate on more efficient and cost effective ways to approach hiring. Jesse has worked in every facet of talent acquisition: staffing, corporate, consulting, and as an independent contractor. He has a keen interest in helping others and spends much of his time volunteering with non-profit organizations, like CivicAction, 360Kids and Treble Victor Group. Always on the move, Jesse fills the rest of his free time competing in a variety of sports. Jesse is a former 5 time Karate Ontario champion, military biathlon champion, and an Ironman triathlete.