Recruitment is always a hard and drawn out, intensive process. Even after spending decades on recruitment, talent acquisition professionals routinely stress about how best to comprehend their client mandates as imperatives for hiring are constantly changing. Herein lie 8 challenges, recruiters embrace to deliver an unbeatable recruitment solution:
In line with strategic recruitment strategy and henceforth, recruitment source decision matrix, channels are finalized. In case of confidential senior level hiring, recruiters follow different mandates, customize processes and employ multiple recruitment layouts.
A lot of recruiters’ time and energy is spent on ineffective administration and duplication of efforts. Sourcing volume of suitable candidates, reviewing CVs and verifying take days and weeks thus decelerating the entire process. It has a direct consequence on cost per hire metric.
Hiring process is stressful for everyone. Recruitment agencies spend a considerable time and resource validating candidates. For external partners the process is even more complex as there are many ambiguities in the process. External recruiters not only need to explain every step of the hiring process to the eligible and shortlisted job seekers and also be transparent and honest during all stages of communication.
Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh in an interview once said bad hires have cost his company well over $100 million. Estimates like these are still conservative, if we consider the overall accumulated social economical and cultural cost companies have to suffer due to lackluster bad apples. More than going with their gut, experienced recruiters prefer their network references, bring in third party perspective to add more dimensions, structure interview processes to generate better transaction outcomes.