Investing In Your Recruitment Will Benefit You Long Term
In any business, but particularly in SMEs, time is valuable, and recruiting is not an easy task.
A lot of time and resources go into a successful recruitment process, from advertising, research and screening candidates, to first and second-stage interviews, background checking and so on.
HR departments often inherit the role of recruiter, amongst many other responsibilities including payroll, employee development, benefits, and employee relations to name a few. But it doesn’t mean HR departments are necessarily highly skilled in recruitment, meaning that businesses may be putting their recruitment in the wrong hands.
Many businesses say that ‘people are their most important asset’. If that’s the case, shouldn’t an expert be the one who sources and filters people? Bad hires can be incredibly costly, and good hires should eventually lead to a return of investment. Headhunters are trained to achieve ROI for clients and suss out those who are ‘all talk’. After all, it is very difficult to deceive personality profiling – a tool used by any headhunter worth their fee.
Therefore, by avoiding using a proper recruitment process, businesses are missing out on the opportunity of a high-quality candidate, simply because they do not want to pay the cost.
When investing in a recruiter/headhunter, you are paying for much more than a candidate. These are professionals who spend hours on end developing connections, creating personalised emails and in-mails, interview preparation for each candidate as well as the sophisticated systems and software used to store the data.
Businesses also benefit from a recruiter’s network. They have access to inaccessible people, via a network they have built up through their career from their time spent working in the industry.
At Red Diamond, we ‘recruit for tomorrow, not today’. When recruiting, we always think of the long-term when sourcing candidates, we take the time to get to know the client to advise and learn what skills the business requires to guarantee longevity.
We understand the cost associated with hiring the wrong person, with time and resources spent on training programmes to just then replace in several months can be high, which is why it needs to be done right the first time.
Speak to a member of our team to discuss how Red Diamond can support your company with long-term hires