How to Find the Right Candidate for the Job

The struggling economy has led to more people looking for work than are jobs available. Far from this being beneficial to companies, this has actually increased the challenge of finding the right candidate. Many businesses often spend months filtering out under qualified, unskilled and even over qualified candidates. Some organizations, especially those in the hospitality, service, and manufacturing industries, typically interview between 20 and 30 candidates for a single job. While job sites are very popular for seeking prospects, companies cannot afford to waste their time interviewing numerous candidates but making no new hire. The best way to find the right employee and save time and resources is often through utilizing executive recruitment consultants.

What Are the Disadvantages of Job Sites?

Job sites usually procure too many candidates, many of whom do not possess the required skills or are simply irrelevant for the position advertised. This puts a huge amount of pressure on the Human Resources department to attempt to screen applications to those suitable for interview. Similarly, managers usually end up interviewing many more candidates than is actually necessary.

Some jobs are too difficult to be filled by online recruitment as job sites are designed to be used for more standard positions. The increased number of people who are looking for jobs has only worsened this situation. Even fewer are likely to be able to fit such specific requirements while your company continues to receive yet more applications.

What Are the Advantages of Recruitment Consultants?

Executive recruitment consultants are often used to find candidates with a specific skill set in order to fill nonstandard positions. They save Human Resources a huge amount of time by filtering resumes according to the exact requirements of your company. The consultancy is then able to interview a long list of potentials in order to present you with just a shortlist of three or four candidates. This significantly lessens the chance of making a bad choice of hire leading to huge costs in replacement.

Consultants can also provide you with advice on numerous factors such as whether qualifications or experience would be more important for the job or how many candidates would be the best fit. Ideally, you should form a close relationship with your consultant in order for the recruitment service to best understand your field of business and the company itself thoroughly. The relevant market expertise and knowledge of employment law possessed by your consultant can be invaluable to your company.

Jillian Johnson is a professional marketing content writer who blogs on a variety of topics. Follow her @MissWritey.

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