Why Indeed and its one of the key questions we are always asked?
“How can outsourcing our key ‘people’ processes really help the business?”
“Surely this should be an area we keep in-house?”
As many of you know trying to find just the right person to fit into your team is no easy task, not only must they be able to perform the duties to the best possible standard, they also have to fit in with the many different personalities already in the office and of course be the right fit for your employer brand.
Our answer is simple…
Outsource your key issue areas within HR and Talent Management and it will save you time, money and stress AND will help you drive efficiencies and better your business in so many ways:
- Your cost per hire will be trimmed
- Your knowledge base, resources, insight and knowhow will increase
- You will inject knowledge that you don’t currently possess in your business for niche HR and Talent Management areas
- Ultimately using a consultant that knows your market inside out saves you money, as you don’t have to pay them to learn about your business and will have the right contacts.
- Good corporate recruitment is about taking a long-term approach and creating an attractive employer brand and candidate experience.
Good recruiting is not just about knowing your industry and the ‘movers and shakers’ within it (of course that is a part) Good recruiting is about really understanding your business and the champions it needs to keep it growing.
So how do you chose?
Think about what your business really needs when choosing a partner to work with on HR and Recruitment. Ask yourself what you want to achieve and if the providers you are speaking to really can fit your mould and offer you a tailored solution that will work with your business model. Do they have access to the right contacts in the right business communities? What are the added benefits to using their services?
Outsourcing is always a viable method of recruiting and retaining employees, as long as it’s a solution you really need, a solution you are prepared to commit to and something that you will be able to give time to for delivery. These solutions aren’t always able to make an immediate impact, any solution worth its weight in gold will take time to set up and roll out, but once set up you will reap the benefits commercially and as an employer of choice for potential employees.
You must make sure you really want the solution and don’t base the decision solely on cost as it may not be the deal-maker that you need, much more importantly is the need to understand what you need from your HR strategy and longer term goals. Getting testimonials will help to support you in your decisions and speaking to the clients of a potential provider also assists.
Outsourcing can really help, if you are ready for it… by going through the process of evaluating your needs you can better define how this will work but be aware the answer may not be outsourcing at all. You may simply need assistance in smaller niche areas of our business that will grow in-time into an outsourced solution.
Check out our free checklist for evaluating your outsourcing needs by contacting us on 020 3538 5311. Keep a look out for our new download page on our website coming soon where you will be able to get all the free resources you need !