It’s a really fast-moving market right now and if you don’t act quickly to secure good candidates, you risk losing them. But finding the time to devote to the recruitment process on top of everything else you’ve got going on can be very difficult. Securing candidates in this market is proving itself to be something that’s giving a lot of companies real problems.
And not being able to fill vacancies quickly causes issues in all kinds of ways: operationally of course, along with the fact that other employees might find themselves having more than their fair share of work to do to cover the vacancy. While they might be prepared to do that for the very short term, the longer it goes on for, the greater the chances that it’ll start leading to employee frustration and disengagement. And the last thing you need is to run the risk of losing more people as a result.
So what can you do to manage the situation? You could decide that it’s worth the cost of using a recruitment agency to manage the entire process for you. But many companies want to be more involved in the recruitment activity - they could just do with some support so they don’t have to take care of every single aspect of it. And this is where outsourcing part of the recruitment process by partnering with a job advertising specialist and recruitment business partner such as JVP Group can turn out to be a really attractive and cost-effective solution.
It helps you target the right talent straight away
A recruitment marketing specialist will get things up and running straight away and minimise the amount of time you need to dedicate to the initial stages of the advertising and selection process.
They’re hugely experienced in what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to putting job adverts together; they know how to create targeted adverts that’ll draw the eye of the kind of candidate your business is looking for. They also know the best places to post those adverts to generate the maximum response from suitable applicants, so you won’t lose time (and money) by posting them in the wrong places where you’re unlikely to find the types of candidates you need.
Another key aspect of recruitment marketing is effectively articulating your employer brand. An outsourced recruitment business partner will know how to express what you offer at your company to quickly attract the right type of applicant – the ones who are genuinely excited by the possibility of becoming part of your company.
A rapid response keeps applicants engaged
Did you know 61% of applicants expect employers to respond quickly throughout the recruitment process? If you don’t respond rapidly to them, they’ll become less engaged and may well receive another job offer in the meantime. It’s never good practice to be slow when someone has put the time and effort into submitting an application – but now more than ever, it can mean it’s costing you your ideal candidate.
One option is to use an applicant tracking system (ATS). An ATS can make a huge difference to the management of the recruitment process, helping you efficiently deal with all the applications that come in, and making it far simpler to review and shortlist them. An ATS also makes it a lot quicker and easier to get in touch with candidates to let them know how their application’s progressing. If you wish, your outsourced partner will be able to sift and progress applications quickly on your behalf too via the ATS.
Are you looking for a cost-effective solution that also speeds up your recruitment process?
If so, then talk to us - we can act as an extension of your team working on a fixed rate to manage a recruitment campaign for you. And you might be interested to know that when you work with us:
- All of the applicant data belongs to YOU – so if you see other applicants who might suit other positions, you’re free to approach them. And if you identify some applicants whose details you want to hold onto for future reference to build up your talent pool, then as long as you have their permission, you can do so at no extra cost.
- You can make AS MANY OFFERS as you wish.
- There are NO expensive fees per hire.
…All without you needing to wade through loads of CVs and losing many valuable hours on recruitment administration. So why not get in touch with us today to find out more about how our part and fully managed recruitment campaigns can support you?