Your company is certainly not exempt from the aftershock of this pandemic. With the influx of employees resigning from their jobs (4.3 million and rising to be exact) businesses are feeling hurt. We are all frantically looking for our new norm and trying to keep our heads above water. Maybe a part of your new norm should be hiring a recruiter to help satisfy your open roles and take some of the burdens off your plate. It is arguably harder than ever to find qualified, lasting candidates and thankfully we have some tricks up our sleeves to help weed out the bad and nourish the good. We’re giving out 5 signs that it may be time to hire some extra help, so if you’re interested read below!
1.RECEIVING LITTLE TO NO CANDIDATE APPLICATIONS
If you have your job posted and you are not receiving the volume of applications you anticipated, there could be a reason why. Perhaps your job description could use some fine-tuning, or perhaps you don’t have your job posted on the right job boards. Simply having your job posted on your company website is not enough. Lucky for you, we have a database with over 40,000 candidates who we have personally hunted, screened, and interviewed, and with each incoming role, that’s the first place we look for qualified candidates, so it seems like a no-brainer.
2. HOSTING INTERVIEW AFTER FAILED INTERVIEW
It’s a very strong possibility that your company needs to revamp your interview process In which you should also check out our previous blog on ways to do so. But in the meantime, If you feel like you are just not connecting with the candidates you are interviewing, maybe your screening process also needs some fine-tuning. Or, with the number of other changes you are likely navigating through at the moment, you could hire a recruiter to do the worrying for you. Yes, you will still have to host interviews with our candidates but let us do the filtering for you. This way you can be more choosy in finding the right candidate for the job.
3. NEW HIRES LEAVING WITHIN 90 DAYS OF BEING HIRED
Studies show that almost 30% of job applicants report having quit a job within 90 days of being hired. Sometimes, this is because though the candidate was qualified technically, they may not have been a good fit culturally. We strive to know our candidates on both a personal and professional level which allows us insight into the environment in which they would thrive. You may also want to consider hiring candidates on a contract-to-hire basis rather than permanent. This will allow you to get a feel for the candidate for 90-days with absolutely no obligation to hire them after. How is their performance? Did they mesh well with the team, and do you really see a future with them employed at your company?
4. LOSING EMPLOYEES DUE TO INCREASING DEMANDS
In this case, were likely not referring to entry-level candidates. There could be employees who have held a position in your company for the last 10+ years who up and left for a complete change in careers. Now, what do you do? They may not be as easy to replace as say, a receptionist. This is the perfect time to contact a recruiter as we have a database full of qualified candidates ranging from entry-level to senior-level and beyond and we are happy to help get them in your door.
5. EXPECTING SIGNIFICANT GROWTH
Everybody felt the hurt of COVID but believe it or not, some businesses are now thriving. If you are expecting significant growth in your company, it may be time to hire a recruiter. Maybe you’re opening a new location and you have been tasked with getting it fully staffed and ready for opening day. That’s a huge bite for anyone to swallow, so contacting a recruiting agency seems fit. Our agency specializes in placements ranging from IT to Legal, Accounting to Construction, and Healthcare to Administrative. We are sure to have qualified candidates to fit all your hiring needs and more!
If you’ve read this and are thinking, “Hey! What would a phone call hurt?” You’re right! Give us a call at (518) 275-4816 where we are happy to help you navigate through the struggles of finding qualified candidates and get the right fit into your open role(s)!
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