Sometimes it can be difficult to determine whether or not your current recruitment and hiring processes are effective. Additionally, if you do find that they're ineffective, how do you determine what the solution is going forward?
In order to clear up some of the uncertainty around staffing and recruitment, we have some telltale signs that it's time to consider a different recruitment program for your company and possibly even outsource a managed service provider to handle your workforce.
New hires are poor fits.
If you notice that the people you're hiring at your company are continually poor fits, then it's time to reconsider your current recruitment program. Hiring the wrong people results in high turnover, low employee engagement, and increased expenses involved in re-hiring and re-training more frequently.
Your new hires aren't sticking around.
As previously stated, high turnover is a clear sign that you need to reevaluate your recruitment program. If you're hiring the wrong people in the first place, then they're not going to stay at your company. Here are some other reasons for high turnover related to recruitment:
- The job was not accurately advertised
- The job seekers recruited were not qualified for the job opening
- The company doesn't meet the new hire's needs (whether financial or otherwise)
High turnover is really just a symptom of problems like these — problems that can easily be avoided when you outsource an MSP to handle new hires.
You can't keep up with your workforce.
Perhaps your workforce is growing to more than 50 employees, or maybe you have a contingent workforce that comes and goes with different seasons and various projects. Either way, there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to keep up with everything. This is a sign that you should consider a different recruitment service.
Outsourced recruitment services are equipped to keep up with a contingent workforce, and they're experienced enough at working with temp employees that they can hire and manage them with efficiency. Some MSPs, such as Exclusive Managed Services, work so efficiently that they're able to fill orders within 24 hours.
You've exhausted your resources.
If you find yourself or your HR team sifting through the same job applicants every time you're looking to hire, then that's a sign that you need a new recruitment program. Professional hiring services like EMS follow a specific strategy that gives them access to a larger pool of uniquely qualified applicants, not just a bigger stack of resumes for you to sort through.
No one is taking ownership of your company's workforce requirements.
If your current HR team is overwhelmed, then they may be forced to procrastinate on recruitment responsibilities or push them onto someone else in order to keep their head above water. On the other hand, if your company already works with a professional recruitment service, you may not be getting the service you signed up for because you have multiple agencies trying to fill your order, and no one agency steps up to make sure your order gets filled. They all assume someone else will do it.
In both scenarios, the result is the same: your company's workforce requirements are not being met because nobody is owning them. In order to effectively manage staffing and recruitment, your company needs a provider that takes ownership of your company's workforce needs. If you don't have one, EMS is a great place to start.
You have a small budget and big needs.
Outsourcing is often more cost-effective than handling workforce management internally. So, if your budget is tight, don't assume outsourcing is out of the question. Talk to a professional managed services provider and find out if outsourcing your recruitment services could actually save your company money.
Many companies have found this to be true for Exclusive Managed Services. If you'd like to find out just how cost-effective EMS could be for your company, click on the banner below to learn more!