When Is Hiring a Recruiter a Wise Move?
As small business owners, we often believe we can do it all—run the business and grow it at the same time. But when it comes to adding an employee or two or more, we could be putting the company at risk in more ways than one.
The good news is that your business is expanding and you have positions to fill. The challenge is how will you take on this new task and continue to maintain your responsibilities? Most owners lack the time or experience needed for the process, so they hire quickly and then, get frustrated when the employee turns out to be a misfit.
What if you could delegate the process to a trusted advisor and be more confident of the outcome? A good recruiting agency provides the necessary expertise to help you define your ideal employee as well as the skills and talents required for the position. A good recruiter makes the effort to understand your company culture. The agency saves you time by screening and interviewing dozens of applicants until they find ones that are a good match. From a few carefully selected and highly qualified candidates, you can make a confident hiring decision.
If you believe a recruiting agency is not affordable, think again. Contracting with a recruiter can be a smart financial decision when you calculate and compare the in-house costs related to:
Time needed for conducting the screening and interviewing process
Learning curve for understanding the human resource regulations
Impact on business if employee is not a good fit
Turnover disruption and re-hiring process.
Wise business owners report that one of the keys to their success is a long-term partnership with a recruiting agency that continues to save them time and money. As you anticipate your company growing, be on the lookout for an agency that aligns with your values. This is one trusted advisor you’ll be glad to have on your team.