After facing unprecedented challenges in 2020, businesses across the UK have bounced back strongly in 2021, with organisations across almost every sector making significant investments in their future growth plans.
One of the key consequences of this has been a fresh focus on recruitment and hiring, as businesses look to equip themselves with the essential skills, talent and knowledge they will need to succeed in a fast-changing market. However, the rapid evolution of the business landscape is often simultaneously making it difficult for these same companies to invest the time and resources required to make the most of this recruitment push.
Here, we will look at many of the factors that are making it difficult for UK organisations to prioritise their recruitment - as well as examining the significant benefits these employers could achieve by working with an experienced recruitment agency partner to shoulder this responsibility.
Why are businesses struggling to prioritise their recruitment?
Businesses throughout the country are facing similar challenges when it comes to recruitment at the moment. The current hiring market is more competitive than ever before, with demand for candidates far outstripping supply, and many organisations struggling to fill crucial vacancies.
As such, the recruitment process is becoming more complex than ever, with hiring departments facing pressure to modernise their approach to meet the expectations of applicants. Today’s candidates expect recruiters to go the extra mile with generous employment packages and a streamlined interview process, otherwise they will simply go looking elsewhere.
For companies that are already short-staffed and focused on reorienting their key business processes for a rapidly evolving post-pandemic future, it can be very difficult for them to commit the necessary manpower to oversee this challenging process - especially if those responsible lack specialist knowledge and skills in this area. The consequence will be a suboptimal approach to recruitment, which any organisation can ill afford at the moment.
How can a recruitment agency help?
If your organisation is struggling to properly prioritise recruitment at the moment, one of the best solutions is to simply delegate these responsibilities to a specialist recruitment agency with in-depth market knowledge and a proven track record.
Businesses can sometimes be reluctant to do this because they are concerned about the upfront costs, but doing so will unlock a number of crucial benefits that ensure that a strong return on investment can be achieved over time:
● Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of your hiring processes, ensuring you are able to find candidates quickly and promptly fill key vacancies
● Lending recruitment expertise and market knowledge to ensure you are able to hire the right candidate first time, avoiding the costs associated with needing to replace and rehire after an unsuitable appointment
● Saving you the cost of having to manually advertise vacancies and post job listings
● Providing advice and insights on the best ways to streamline your interview processes, or even organise and conduct interviews on your behalf
● Working closely with your team to ensure that recruitment activities are tailored to reflect your corporate culture and business goals
● Saving you considerable amounts of time, freeing up your in-house staff to focus on their core responsibilities and revenue-driving activities
In these ways, working with a recruitment agency can deliver a transformative impact for your organisation, ensuring you are able to overcome the challenges of the current recruitment market and hire the people you need, without drawing your attention and focus away from your key business goals.
Find out more
If you believe your business would benefit from the support of an experienced and capable recruitment partner, Employment Solutions can be the ideal choice for your needs.
With more than 20 years of experience helping organisations to secure the very best talent on the market, we are able to provide tailored recruitment advice, solutions and practical support on all aspects of hiring, working closely in tandem with your team to ensure you are able to access the candidates you need to succeed.
To learn more about how Employment Solutions can help you develop a recruitment policy that is ready to meet today’s challenges, call the team on 0161 839 5353, or complete the contact form below and we will be in touch soon.