Hiring managers, something to consider… perhaps it will provoke some thought about value proposition amongst permanent recruiters too.
A common objection we face (rooted in cost). “We’re advertising the role” followed by “We didn’t receive any applicants, so we’re advertising again, changing some of the verbiage.”
The story; eight weeks ago, a client we work with very closely said they had a permanent opening, in an area they don’t usually struggle with.
What did we do? We offered to qualify the post and support with the most appropriate solution. The decision (and I quote):
“We’ll roll the dice, with re-advertising.”
The outcome; client calls me six weeks after the initial conversation and asks for help with this role. We oblige, systematically source and screen for the post, provide a definitive and sustainable solution with a candidate who has a two month notice period.
The client is pleased that the burden on his team will be lifted and the quality of candidate is excellent, but still, in retrospect, is mentioning cost of/time to hire.
Throw in the locum support they’ll have to deploy for three months, costing upwards of £15,000, all because they took a chance with their recruitment.
- Could I position my value/service more effectively in the first instance – Yes
- Will my business gain from this – Yes
But, we want everyone to win so why take a chance in the first place. We can’t fix all your problems, but we guarantee we won’t take a risk with your critical hiring decisions.
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