It is true that it is the employees that either make or break an organization. Employees being the most valuable asset to an organization, it is important for an HR Manager to be very careful and selective when it comes to filling up a vacancy, but at the same time one does not waste a lot of time and energy in the process, that’s the reason that most of the companies have in-house HR professional to handle the recruitment process so that they can concentrate on the daily operations while the Human Resources team shortlists the potential candidates.
However, when it comes to a start-up, they outsource HR services, due to a limited infra-structure handling more or less all the departments, they don’t have the time and adequate resources to focus on mapping the recruitment needs to the business needs.
Why would a company want to go through the hassle of screening hundreds of resumes and candidates in order to fill in one position? No logical manager would want to deviate so much from their core job so the best option is to leave it to the HR consulting firms.
Even though tons of people apply, how can one be sure that that one person in particular who would be perfect for this position has applied or not? With limited resources in hand, we can’t expect every suitable person for the job to apply. The vacancy needs to be perfectly advertised at suitable places to attract the best talent.
Advertising on social media can be considered as one of the easiest methods of posting a vacancy, even though this may seem easy and may reach out to millions of people, one also needs to realize that when the same news reaches millions, the number of applications also changes drastically. Hence the complexity of the selection process also increases.
Some candidates are really hard to reach. In that case one has to put in some extra efforts in order to know their needs and demands. This extra effort has to be done because that particular person already has immense knowledge in that field and could be an asset if he becomes a part of the organization. In addition to this, there are a few candidates that are exclusive to these recruitment agencies, hence getting through to them can be an issue.
These are a few problems and complexities that people face in the recruitment process and there are many more associated with it.
The solution to this particular problem is pretty simple and that is - leave it to the HR professionals!
Recent research may have indicated recruiters are relying more and on HR outsourcing companies to fill vacancies rather than in-house agencies and the reason for that is pretty clear because of a few of the many problems stated by us above.