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Recruiting? Top 3 reasons why you shouldn't do it all in-house

By partnersinhr, Dec 5 2016 01:01PM

According to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation's 2014 figures, no less than 600,000 people had recruitment agencies to thank for finding them a job. That's a huge figure, and undoubtedly, many of that total will have also gone online to submit job applications. Swayed by the mass movement online, many employers have sought to bypass working with recruitment agencies in favour of what they view will be the value option - placing an internet job advertisement.

This proves that recruitment agencies, of which there are an estimated 8000 in the UK market, are still a valuable force. Why might companies be missing a trick by doing it themselves and channelling all their efforts online?

Time is money

That sheer amount of time it takes to go about producing and placing a series of online job advertisements, vetting applications, conducting interviews and communicating with candidates can be a huge time drain. That's where recruitment specialists come in, taking the responsibility out of your hands and leaving you to crack on with the everyday running of your business.

Quality not quantity

You might see the applications begin to flood in after placing an online ad, but how many of the first round of applicants really fit the bill in terms of the quality of candidate you are looking for? Instead of sifting through a pile of irrelevant applications, allow the recruitment specialists to do the hard graft on your behalf, boiling down to a shortlist of front runners which they can then present you with.

Now is the time

There are a number of recruitment 'hot spots' throughout the year, and the new year is certainly one of them. Many people set their sights on a new job for the new year as they look towards the future. The facts are there for all to see: according to a survey by Investors in People at the beginning of 2016, nearly half of UK workers planned to leave their job by the end of this year. You can put yourself at the front of the queue by talking to Partners in HR about your recruitment plans.

At Partners in HR we don't just help cast the recruitment net and find you the most suitable candidates, we look after the entire process from start to finish. We can help you with workforce planning, how to tailor the recruitment to suit your business objectives as well as completing pre-employment checks, job offer documentation and contracts of employment.

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