With the unemployment rate increasing and millions of unemployed workers seeking jobs, hiring should be easy, right? Wrong! With the increase in volume of candidates, managers can end up spending an inordinate amount of time sifting through resumes and interviewing. It’s not uncommon to receive hundreds of applicants for just one position. This of course, makes it even more challenging to find the right candidate for your position.
As a manager, you are always prioritizing your time. You’ll want to ask yourself how many hours you will spend reviewing resumes, interviewing and conducting background checks. With the increase in applicants, the filtering and selection process for candidates can be a serious strain on your time and resources. Wouldn’t your time be better spent keeping your eye on the goals of your department and your company?
“In the past, recruiting among employed workers has been viewed as the best way to find qualified candidates. But, with increased layoffs, more high-quality people are finding themselves among the unemployed. A professional recruiting firm can spend the time it takes to search the larger candidate pool to find the best person for your needs,” explained Janis Mitchell, President and CEO of Precise Resource.
A changing economy is the perfect time for a company to consider the different types of employees that will be needed to compete globally and competitively. Talk to a professional recruiting firm about the type of talent you will need to compete effectively in the future and create a plan. With the services of a professional recruiting firm, you’ll be able to focus on the priorities of your business and hire qualified candidates that fit in well with your team.