Nothing strikes fear in the hearts of hiring managers quite as much as the prospect of a slew of open positions. As the hiring process has become more involved, filling positions at all levels can be a challenge. The good news is you’re not alone; hiring managers face many of the same hiring challenges no matter what the industry. The better news is that most of these challenges can be solved with one simple, if surprising, solution.
Speeding Up the Hiring Process
The time between application and hiring keeps getting longer and longer for most employers, with predictable results: Candidates that vanish, unhappy employees who are picking up the slack, and frustrated managers. Anything you can do to streamline the hiring process will increase your chances of catching the best candidates before they disappear. The best way to do so is to outsource some or all of your hiring to recruitment specialists who are always ready to fill your vacancies fast.
Weeding Through the Applications
In today’s job market, it’s not uncommon to receive hundreds or thousands of applications for each job posted. For hiring managers, that equals a tripled or quadrupled workload and a fear of missing the top candidates in the avalanche of resumes you receive. Worse still, it’s easy to miss important red flags for bad hires when you’re wading through so many applicants. Using a recruiting firm to prescreen applicants eliminates most of the hassle of sorting through applications. You know you’re only seeing the cream of the crop when candidates come in for interviews, and that’s a relief.
Getting the Best Applicants
As any hiring manager knows, a great resume is only half the story — it’s the interview where a candidate really shows his or her stuff. The problem is, when you’ve got ten spots to fill and a hundred interviews, you often don’t have the time or energy to spend on every single candidate equally. Recruiting firms make candidate interviews count, because great candidates are their stock in trade. You’ll have more time to interview the candidates you receive from your staffing firm, and will go into the interview knowing the candidate has already passed the recruiting firm’s test.
Seeing a pattern here? Staffing Partners can help you overcome the challenges that make recruiting a hair-raising experience. We’re your recruiting specialists, matching your company with the best temp and temp-to-hire employees in your industry. Call us today!