You don’t need us to tell you how bad the current situation is for businesses and employees worldwide. We all know that people are losing jobs in marketing and small businesses have a hard time at surviving in such troubled markets.
Nevertheless, some industries do better than others, so there are still employers creating job openings and seeking for new employees to fill them. We can understand that many of these businesses prefer to handle recruitment in house, in order to keep their operating costs as low as possible. At the same time, it’s worth mentioning here that using a professional recruitment agency is usually cheaper than any in-house solution. Let’s see a few reasons why you’d better hire a recruitment agency like us to take care of finding the best potential candidates for your job openings.
The Number Of Applicants Is Higher Than Ever Before
Recruiters receive way more applications than before the pandemic. Statistics from The Institute for Employment Studies show that in some cases there are 103 candidates competing for one single position. There’s also the case of a restaurant in Manchester that received almost 1000 applications for one of their roles. In some areas of the UK, there are more than 50 candidates for every job vacancy on the market.
Weeding through such a sheer number of applications is a cumbersome task. Even responding to all of them requires a huge effort. Besides, many small businesses are rather inexperienced when it comes to assessing candidates, reviewing CVs and conducting recruitment interviews.
The fact that you receive a lot of applications doesn’t mean that all these people are suitable for your available role.
Finding the right persons for specialist roles can take up a huge fraction of your time. We, on the other hand, are professional recruiters, so we understand that lots of people apply to various roles that have nothing to do with their skills, training or affinities. That’s usually because they lack the understanding of what the various roles actually entail.
How To Tackle The Recruitment Process For The Win
If you’re currently recruiting, the first thing to do is to ensure that you have enough people on your team to process the number of potential applications you may receive.
You must rely on a solid action plan to be able to respond all applicants in a quick and fair manner. Yes, you must respond even to unsuitable applicants.
To create a positive perception of your recruitment brand, you must provide a positive experience to all applicants.
A professionally written recruitment advertisement will help you to attract the right candidates for the role.
The way you spend your advertising budget can also influence the quality of the applicants.
What We Can Do For You
There are a few ways you can take advantage of us to streamline your recruitment processes…
Recruitment specialists: Our skilled and experienced recruiters have access to a wide database of candidates in various areas such as marketing and digital recruiting. Furthermore, we have the expertise required to manage a large volume of applications, respond to each and every applicant and conduct preliminary interviews before handing you a final list of recommendations. We can support your efforts and create value for your brand in a professional manner.
In-house recruitment assistance and support: If you need a temporary increase of your in-house recruitment headcount, we can supply you with experienced, reliable and creative recruiters to work with you on a project by project basis. They will handle all necessary tasks, including writing the ads, publishing them on job boards, reviewing applications, and handling the initial screening interviews.
Advertising and screening: For a convenient one-time fee we can advertise your role and screen the applications, responding to unsuitable candidates and passing only the best ones for you to review and interview yourself.
Last but not least, we are open to having a chat with you to discuss about the best way to make the most out of your recruitment efforts.