Why You Shouldn’t Hire People Yourself
How Hard Can It Be?
For some business owners, investing trust and money in a recruitment agency might seem like an outdated or unnecessary way to fill vacancies.
After all, it’s 2020, and there are better ways of doing things. Surely you can do it yourself?
Using social media and posting on job boards is enough to reach the people you want, and set the applications rolling in, right?
Well, not really. That approach might work for a few businesses, but for the majority, recruiting this way turns into an expensive, time-consuming slog.
And most of the time, you don’t end up with the right candidate for you anyway.
So today we wanted to share with you a few reasons why you should stop trying to hire people yourself, and why you should hire a recruitment company to help you instead.
You Don’t Have The Resources
Hiring a new employee takes a lot of things, and just one of them access to candidates.
As specialist recruitment consultants, we have access to resources you don’t have, and don’t even know about. For example, did you know that over 60% of our candidates aren’t looking on job boards? Which means when you scour those job boards, you’re missing out on a huge number of candidates.
In the Fleet, Farnborough, Aldershot and surrounding areas, we have over 5000 professionals registered with us looking for great roles in local companies.
That means a hidden pool of talent of over 3000 professionals based locally to you. We’ve been helping other businesses access this affordable experience for over 13 years now – our recent Flexible and Proud report highlights some of those successes.
As specialists, we use our resources to find these candidates, screen them for you based on your hiring criteria, and then provide you with a shortlist of candidates to interview, rather than having to go through the entire recruitment process yourself.
Doesn’t that sound much simpler?
You Have A Narrow View
This might seem a little harsh, but bear with us here.
There is a likelihood that when you decide you need to bring someone else on, you have an idea in your head about what that should look like.
For most business, that’s bringing on a full-time member of staff. But a lot of the time, that role could be done just as well, for half the cost, by a part-time member of staff. And with so many highly skilled and very experienced part-time candidates seeking work, there isn’t a skill you can’t find in this hidden talent pool. And for many businesses, we can actually find candidates with experience that would normally be outside of their budget, and by bringing them on part-time we can give you access to those skills.
Without the outside knowledge, you could end up spending a lot of extra money, and not actually getting much more of a return. We can help you see if a part-time candidate would suit your needs, and find suitable candidates to fill that role for you.
You Have A Job To Do
It’s true that social media (and specifically LinkedIn) has made searching for candidates easier for everyone – but it still takes up a lot of time, energy and effort.
If you’re a small or medium sized business, the odds are you don’t have all day to scour the job boards and social media platforms and find a shortlist of candidates you want to interview. Wouldn’t you rather spend your time doing your actual job, and know that a shortlist of candidates will turn up on your desk without any time or effort on your side?
After all, just because LinkedIn makes it possible, that doesn’t mean it’s the best decision, or the best use of your time.
At Ten2Two we work with businesses of all shapes and sizes, filling professional office-based roles and showing how effective flexible and part-time working can be for you. If you would like to know more about the kinds of roles we fill, how we work, or talk to us about a role you need filling, we would love to hear from you.
Get in touch with us today for a free consultation.