Recruiting has a long reputation of being a difficult job, but it’s harder than ever right now. With unemployment at record lows, many recruiters are struggling to fill positions with quality candidates – or fill them at all.
In this candidate-driven market, it’s tough to make contact with qualified individuals, let alone get them to sit down for an interview. Worse yet, sifting through the reams of candidate data found on search engines, social media, and databases can easily become a full-time job in itself.
One simple step you can take right now to streamline your process is a sourcing service.
Sourcing takes up as much as 50% of a recruiter’s time on the clock. But think about it: why are your recruiters spending time on anything other than their core competency?
Let’s dive into the specifics of how a sourcing service helps you get better hires…
Recruiters Can Focus on the Essentials of Talent Acquisition
Successful talent acquisition in today’s cutthroat market requires recruiters to give candidates a lot of personal attention. But how is that possible if recruiters are working long hours to find prospective candidates, evaluate resumes, make calls, and negotiate contracts?
It’s not uncommon for recruiters to work 60 hours or more in a single week juggling these responsibilities. With that kind of workload, recruiters are stressed to the nines, under a lot of pressure, and struggling to give candidates a minimum baseline of attention.
By starting with a short list of qualified candidates, recruiters can devote more time to the people side of recruiting. It allows them to spend more time talking to and building relationships with better candidates, which is crucial for securing great talent.
Sourcing is a More Efficient Use of Resources
Let’s face it, sourcing is a tedious process – identifying candidates, checking qualifications, reviewing profiles, making calls to determine if they’re interested/job hunting, etc.
Someone has to put in the hours to make sure they’re worth a recruiter’s time, but it shouldn’t be your recruiters. It’s like tasking your marketing team with cleaning the office instead of a janitor – it just doesn’t make sense.
Recruiters have a unique skill set: they are experts at building relationships with candidates, generating interest in a position, and getting candidates to accept an offer. They’re at your company to close deals and get stellar candidates to sign contracts. By delegating sourcing to a third-party, you can achieve greater efficiency in your recruiting process while acquiring better talent.
Sourcing Ensures You Have a Steady Pipeline of Solid Candidates
Recruiters can only focus on one task at a time, either sourcing or recruiting. In an ideal world, you would never need to source while recruiting. But what about when that perfect candidate who you’ve been talking to for weeks stops returning your calls? Now you’re suddenly back at square one and have to draw up a new list of names.
With a sourcing service, you can do both simultaneously. Whenever there’s a hiccup in the process, your recruiters can hit the ground running with a list of solid candidates who have the right skills and experience. This is especially important for revenue-generating roles, as an open seat may cost you a lot of money for every day it goes unfilled.
Qualigence International offers expert sourcing services to ensure your recruiters can excel at their jobs. In a nutshell, our hourly sourcing services enable you
Give us a call today to learn more about how our sourcing services help you make better hires.