One of the biggest challenges for modern HR professionals is identifying job candidates who have adequate technical experience as well as personality traits that will be a good fit within the broader workplace culture. On the one hand, it’s fairly easy to determine whether or not a candidate has the professional experience that will make him or her a good fit for a role; a typical resume or a cover letter will convey that information right away. Getting a feel for a candidate’s personality, on the other hand, requires strategy, persistence, and, most importantly time.
Many HR departments routinely struggle to balance the demands of recruitment with the time that’s required to properly vet the full scope of a candidate’s expertise and personality. As a consequence, they’re commonly forced to take leaps of faith and hire candidates whom they have not had time to truly acquaint themselves with. While this method of recruitment may result in a lucky hire from time to time, too often it leads to mis-hires that are counterproductive for the employer as well as for the candidate.
The bottom line is this: at the end of the day, relying on any extent of guesswork during the candidate sourcing and recruitment process can be a serious drain on time, resources, energy, and money.
Partnering with a staffing firm has the power to remove all of the guesswork from the recruitment process. Whereas most HR departments are often forced to prioritize quickness over quality, professional staffing firms have the expertise and the resources to ensure that employers are paired with candidates whose technical skills and personalities will make them a great fit for the role and the company to which they’d be entering into.
In addition, partnering with a staffing firm will greatly increase your chances of rapidly filling any empty roles. Instead of having to rely solely on candidates coming across a job posting on a third-party website or on your company site, a staffing agency will be able to utilize a broad network to identify potential candidates and to actually establish first contact which can lead to a hire.
If you’re ready to streamline your recruitment process, save your organization time and money, and find talented candidates, contact us today!