What are the benefits of recruitment and how do we do it?
Recruitment is without a shadow of doubt one of the most important functions for any business. FACT.
With over 25 years of combined experience within recruitment, we’d like to think we know what we are talking about.
It is the process of identifying, attracting, and hiring the best candidates for a job. Without a decent and robust recruitment process, you’ll be left confused, overwhelmed, unorganised and potentially hiring the wrong people.
The main focuses of any growing organisation is to reach their business goals. In order to reach said goals, they are going to need a team around them. A strong team is essential for any business because it enables the organisation to operate efficiently and effectively. A team that is well-trained, motivated, and committed to the success of the business can help to improve productivity, reduce costs, and increase profitability.
Recruitment is important because it helps to protect the business from risks….when done correctly, of course. Hiring the wrong person can be costly for a business. A bad hire can lead to low productivity, toxic working environments, poor customer service, and even legal issues – not to mention having the costs associated with re-recruiting the role when it doesn’t work out. Effective recruitment helps to minimise these risks by ensuring that the right person is hired for the job.
Recruitment is also essential for the growth of the business. As the business grows, it requires more skilled and experienced professionals to help it reach its full potential. Recruitment helps to identify and attract these professionals, who can help to drive the growth of the business. By hiring the right people, a business can expand its operations, increase its market share, and achieve its long-term goals.
So, how do we do it?
Manpower Group surveyed almost 39,000 employers in 41 countries to produce their report on The Talent Shortage which concludes that in 2023, a global average of 77% of employers are struggling to fill their roles. The UK with a whopping 80% of employers unable to bring new talent into their business. What does this mean? That you need to get the talent into your business to step into the future but you can’t do that effectively without a robust recruitment process.
We will say it time and time again that it’s in your best interest to hire the person themselves and not only what qualifications they have on paper – the wrong person can have a detrimental effect on your team culture.
Here's a quick guide of what to remember when recruiting:
- Identify what it is you actually need
- Be specific. There’s no point saying that you need a software engineer when the reality is you need a senior back-end software engineer that specialises in python and c++ who has experience in the banking sector, will work part time and as a contractor.
- Write the job description
- Does anyone actually enjoy this? No. Do we need to do it? Yes. It’s the most efficient way to be able to advertise and answer minimal questions before the vetting and interview stages.
- Build your talent pool
- Start networking. You never know who knows who that knows someone that is somebody with a sister who is perfect for the role.
- Actually read the applications
- Stay organised. Don’t leave it until 2 weeks after you start recruiting to sift through 87 applications, chip away at it so that it doesn’t become too overwhelming.
- Make a shortlist
- If it helps for you to rate the applications (absolutely not based on anything to do with anything other than their skills and experience) then do this to build your top suitable candidates for the role.
- Have the right conversations
- Not everyone likes to have difficult conversations but doesn’t it make more sense to have the right ones? If your candidate is after a £54k salary and you’re only offering £40k for the role then you may aswell talk about it at the first opportunity. You wouldn’t marry someone without finding out if they wanted to have children or not would you? (reality TV shows don’t count)
- Go with your gut
- Don’t just make an offer because there’s no one else in the pipeline – you could end up regretting it
I don’t know if we have stressed it enough, but, getting recruitment right is important.
In conclusion, recruitment is an essential function for any business. It helps to develop a strong team that can protect and grow the business. By hiring the right people, a business can improve productivity, reduce costs, minimise risks, and achieve its long-term goals. It is important for businesses to invest in recruitment to ensure that they have the best team possible.
Have we put you off wanting to recruit? Let us do the heavy lifting for you. We can do your full cycle recruitment for you so that you don’t have the headache of sifting through applications from graduates for your CEO position. Joking aside – recruiting isn’t for everyone and can really be quite demanding especially when you’re not able to give it your full attention. Our business goals are to take away the headaches and enable leaders to flourish.
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