Hiring an in-house recruiter is one way employers try to cap the amount they spend to bring in new talent, especially in rapid growth industries. If your business is talent driven it may seem like there's not really any alternative, but there is.
Hire Respect offers an alternative way for companies that keep an in-house recruiter on the payroll to get the most for their investment. While this solution may not be the best fit for every company, many companies stay with their expensive recruiter driven process because they don't think there is a viable option. Here is a viable option: Let your recruiter do more of what he/she does best, and let other professionals handle the candidate sourcing and candidate engagement. After all, you didn't hire a recruiter to perform Boolean searches on talent databases all day, you hired him/her to sell your candidates on why they should work for your company. By separating the recruitment process tasks (1. Sourcing 2. Persuading 3. Engaging) across different team members each can be done more efficiently and more effectively.
Ten years ago this would not have been viable, five years ago it would have been quite difficult, right now elite companies have already started working this way and five years from now it will be the expected norm. The Internet and job portability have changed the rules on recruiting and companies that lag behind those changes will be playing catch-up in the near future.
If this sounds a little too different from your current process, do some checking and you will see that the role descriptions of new recruiting positions elite companies are hiring for are already separated into sourcers and engagement specialists . Sourcers find qualified talent to hand off to the recruiter, and once persuaded the recruiters hand the candidate back off to the engagement specialists to reinforce the companies message and keep the candidate involved and informed throughout the interview process. This division of labor allows employers to much more accurately measure which parts of their hiring process are driving their cost per hire and also allows them to make strategic changes to one part of the process without disrupting the others.
Hire Respect provides candidate engagement services without having to put an engagement specialist on the payroll.
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