March 31, 2021

Foolproof Your Hiring Strategy in 2021

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The last year has been tough. The pandemic decimated some talent acquisition teams, heaped new demands on others, and radically accelerated the adoption of virtual recruiting and onboarding practices for remote and hybrid workforces as “the new norm.”

As organizations continue to adapt and adopt new processes, procedures and technologies to accommodate the digital world of today, experts expect above normal job growth in Q2 and Q3. A solid recruitment process can help you attract and retain talent – a team you can count on to carry your organization through a VUCA business environment.

It’s no secret and no joke that finding dedicated, qualified talent for your team isn’t an easy feat. Recruiting takes time, close attention, and significant resources. The cost of hiring can exceed $40,000 per employee. Some of that expense is in training and lost productivity, certainly. But a good portion of the cost is in the recruitment process itself: how much time HR staff and managers spend discussing the opening; advertising; hours spent screening; interviewing; re-interviewing; background checking; and more. HR departments frequently take these steps only to have to start the process all over again.

The solution to these challenges? Drum roll…. A total talent solutions partner that goes above and beyond to match top talent with your opportunities. Hiring through a firm to identify and entice talent, and then negotiate terms, can reduce a huge amount of time and costs to an organization, and due to the extensive resources an agency has available, it produces extremely effective results.

Here are 3 ways a talent solutions partner can help you foolproof your hiring strategy.

  1. Save Time

    Time is money, and your money (we mean time) is better spent focusing on interviewing the most qualified talent to join your team. A firm takes care of the administrative steps in the hiring process and ensures that you are only presented with top candidates that are qualified and vetted to match your qualifications. Agency reach is far and wide and typically within 24-48 hours you will have vetted talent in your inbox; talk about saving time!

    But wait, there’s more… time saved!

    The agency will also schedule interviews and prepare candidates with all the information they need, all you have to do is prepare, show up, and provide feedback to your recruiter.

    Partnering with a recruitment agency reduces the time and internal resources needed to hire, resulting in shorter vacancy fill times and an increase in the efficiency of the organization.

  2. Expand your Candidate Pool

    A recruitment agency is built on relationships with clients and candidates alike. They have access to best talent available, both actively and passively seeking employment.

    Talent Solution firms utilize broad technology ecosystems to position job vacancy posts where they will be best received by active candidates – invaluable knowledge accessible only by working in the recruitment sector.

    They even access the unreachable pool of passive talent not positioned as “actively seeking a job” by leveraging their network of clients and candidates to connect with qualified talent through referrals and relationships. Our subject matter experts can help connect you to the right people.

  3. Cost Savings

    An agency’s subject matter experts will help you reduce costs on over the short-term and long-term while providing top candidates to hire. While there are fees and costs associated with using a firm, you will save money in the long run.

    Examples of saved costs:
    – Job advertisement costs are removed
    – Minimizes the likelihood and costs of hiring a candidate unfit for the role
    – Reduces potential overtime & benefits costs
    – Allows in-house staff to focus on business-critical initiatives and duties

As the largest independently & women-owned Talent Solutions Provider in the greater Charlotte area, the team at AccruePartners is experienced in searching and hiring qualified top talent for any organization looking to grow. Team Accrue is built of certified subject matter experts across 6 lines of business – Accounting & Finance, Information Technology, Marketing, Human Resources, Financial Services, and Corporate Support.

Learn more about AccruePartners’ award-winning recruitment services, or learn about the importance of working with a diversity supplier today.