What’s the best way to Recruit Staff

When it comes to hiring staff a common question is should I use a recruitment agency or just advertise it myself?

The advantages of not using a recruitment agency are the cost – the cost of advertising yourself rather than using an agency is considerably cheaper. For a few hundred pounds you can advertise your role on one online job board.

What else can I do ?

  • You can increase your chances of getting the right candidate by committing to several job boards. You need to carefully select the right job board to ensure that your future hire will use this medium.
  • You have the option to use Social media, however this may not be right for you if you want to recruit your next hire discreetly. Otherwise promote your role on your company Linked-In and Facebook pages.
  • Recommendation is a really good way to involve your staff in your recruitment strategy. Ask your existing staff and incentivize them to help you. Your current staff will recommend people they trust and want to work with.

What are the benefits of using a recruitment agency?

  1. It will be free to review CVs, arrange interviews and compare the candidates to your direct applicants
  2. With some agencies you will have a dedicated recruiter throughout the process who will look after your vacancy and be tasked with sourcing candidates from a large pool of active and passive candidates via advertising on job boards, Social Media, headhunting and word of mouth referral schemes. Recruiters already subscribe to lots of job boards and will know the best board to use for your role.
  3. You will be provided with a selection of pre-qualified candidates who meet the criteria, budget and are available to work.
  4. The recruiter can assist you with pre interviewing all candidates prior to you. This will ensure that they are 100% suitable and if you have any concerns these can be discussed with the candidate so you are fully informed.
  5. Once you have completed your interviews and negotiated your salary your recruiter will apply for the references for you.

If you are considering recruiting staff and would like a no obligation conversation to discuss an affordable way to recruit staff that will guarantee results please give me a call. I would be happy to chat about your business.

We work with customers in a variety of business services including specialist industries of manufacturing, legal, accountancy, IT, construction and consumer retail.

Parmar Staffing – helping companies find the best staff!

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