Reasons Your Business Should Outsource Recruitment Tasks
Running a small business can be exhausting; sales rep, marketing expert, book-keeper, and customer service advisor, freelancers, and small business owners, need to wear many hats. This helps keep small businesses flexible and light on their feet, but only works for so long. As your business starts to grow, however, it can be harder to keep all those tasks under control. This is when it becomes important to take on the right staff to help you maintain this growth.
You could try to put the recruiter hat on, alongside everything else, and search for staff by yourself, but outsourcing recruitment is always an option. In fact, outsourcing the process of recruitment can be better for your business in many ways. Here are 7 key reasons to outsource your recruitment process.
1. Outsourcing Saves Time and Money
Any time that you spend acting as your own recruiter is time spent away from the high priority jobs that keep your business ticking over. This may not seem like a big problem, but if a position you advertise has a high turnover, or you have a few posts to fill, you could easily end up spending more time recruiting than working. Furthermore, recruitment is a specialist process that requires a specific set of skills, resources, and technological expertise; it can be costly as well as time-consuming.
Rather than doing all of this yourself, you can hire experts to undertake the process more quickly, more efficiently, and at a reduced cost-per-hire. In fact, when you outsource, you only pay for what you actually need. With more time and money left over, you can devote yourselves to other aspects of expansion like marketing and branding.
2. You Don't Need to Formulate a Strategy
Recruiting is a business just like any other; doing it well requires strategy and skill in order to stay organized and on track. The right recruiting strategy can avoid wasted money, time, and resources.
Learning to formulate such a strategy is possible, but it will take time as well as a process of trial an error. This could be worth your time if you anticipate expanding regularly in the near future, or if you need to hire a lot of people at once. If you only have to hire a few people and don't plan on expanding again any time soon, then outsourcing to a BPO company is your best bet.
When you outsource the recruitment process you can work with people who have worked out an efficient strategy and already have experience under their belt. A better strategy means less wasted time and resources but also nets you a better result.
3. You're More Likely to Find Specialists
When recruiting talent, over 70% of CEOs surveyed were concerned about whether or not they would be able to find people with the key skills and talents that they are looking for. Certainly, some positions are harder to fill than others, and the more specialist a role becomes the harder it is to find people who even fit the profile.
As a result, outsourcing is your best for finding specialist workers; companies with experience know how to tailor job marketing in a way that is most likely to reach and attract the attention of the right people. Furthermore, they will be able to help you narrow down the candidates that do meet your requirements so that you only meet with the very best.
4. Streamlined Process
If you already have some kind of recruitment process in place, but you have found it to be overly complex or time-consuming. Hiring an outside company can not only help you to find the right people for your company but also help you to refine your own processes.
When you're already desperately in need of employees taking the time to refine your processes can be a frustrating waste of time you do not have.
Choosing to outsource could give you time to refine your processes while still getting the extra help that you need. A recruiting firm has the ability to find specialist employees who will fit right in with your business needs. You could even learn a thing or two by watching them operate.
5. Reduced Turnover
A high turnover rate is often caused by finding people who are not fully qualified or compatible with the position that they have been hired for. High levels of turnover, however, can have serious consequences for your business.
High turnover reduces productivity, lowers levels of customer service, costs money, and impacts your company's reputation.
Outsourcing recruitment to those who have skill and experience makes a high turnover rate less likely by bringing in strong, skilled candidates (and vetting them) who are compatible with your company ethos. Better still they can ensure that you find the right candidate the first time around.
6. Set Yourself Up for Rapid Growth
When you have the right talent, the right team, behind you there's no telling how far your business can go. Your team, in fact, is the heart of your company; if you want to weather rapid growth you need a good team. For seasonal businesses, this presents a real problem; continually seeking new people puts a real strain on your business.
Outsourcing your recruitment processes will help whether you have seasonal growth to contend with, or you are rapidly expanding your business a good BPO company will handle large or seasonal recruitment drives quickly, professionally, and at the lowest possible cost in order to ensure that you can get on with the business of... well, running your business.
7. Gain a Competitive Advantage
Your competitors will stop at nothing to gain a competitive edge, including finding the best possible talent. Small businesses may find it hard to compete with bigger, corporate entities when it comes to attracting passionate, skilled, and dedicated workers. Outsourcing your recruitment can help with this! An outside specialist will be able to use their skills and experience to present what you have to offer to potential employees in the best possible way. In doing so they will give you a competitive edge and help you to find a team member that will grow with your business, even as they help it to grow.
Hiring a BPO company (such as Kuah Comm) to handle your recruitment is the best possible choice for your business and bottom line. Contact Kuah today to schedule a no-obligation appointment to discuss what we can do for you!