First published Saturday, February 22, 2014
This week has brought news of a continuing reduction in the number of people out of work, however on the flip side of that there have been stories of employers being overwhelmed with applications for vacant posts. An ice cream outlet in Swansea received 300 applications for 2 positions, and elsewhere another firm received 10,000 applications for 1,200 posts.
For any business the thought of handling that many applications, whether it be the initial enquiry over the phone, the incoming CVs via email or post, and then sifting, shortlisting, first round interviewing, shortlisting again and second stage interviews, is likely to instill a sense of dread if not down right panic.
This is where a recruitment specialist can become your new best friend. Depending on how much of the process you wish to engage them in, they can take a significant amount of the stress out of it all, and save you a great deal of time too. A recruitment specialist will handle all those enquiries and applications, do the sifting, shortlisting and first round interviews before providing you with a final shortlist of candidates to interview at the second stage.
Whilst they have been doing all this, you have been able to carry on doing what you do best, running your business and attending to the everyday needs of that business, along with keeping an eye on the longer term strategic picture.
The good news doesn’t end there however. If you are using a recruitment specialist to assist with your recruitment, this will bring with it some additional guarantees. They will provide support for you and your new employee on successful placement, with follow up calls to you both to make sure things are going well. A good recruitment specialist will also offer a ‘second chance’ policy – should the placement not work out within a specified time, they will source alternative candidates for you either free of charge, or at a significantly discounted rate, once again saving you a considerable amount of time, effort and headaches.
Of course there are many more benefits in working with a recruitment specialist, all of which will be a boost to your business. To find out more, get in touch with the team here at The Recruiter Group, ask them for case studies, testimonials and ask any other questions you may have, you may be surprised at just how simple it can be to fill your vacancy.