Business is booming and the demand for staff is increasing daily. We are back to a market where, for many businesses, the candidate is king and great candidates are hard to find, hard to recruit and even harder to retain.
Even so, clients are still focussing on driving down recruitment costs. Many more are engaging with RPO’s and MSP’s and recruiters are finding that previously valued relationships have been replaced by a series of cold transactions. Some choose to walk away, whilst others are determined to keep a toe in the water, anticipating the potential for a cyclical change in strategy that will bring the client back on to a relationship based way of working again. How do you continue to supply but not invest your best recruiters time and skills for an often low return?
Running and growing a recruitment business in these conditions is challenging. Traditional methods are complex, time consuming and costly. Business owners can find themselves bogged down with planning counter intuitive strategies, gaining investment, finding more space, recruiting and building infrastructure. There is still the underlying uncertainty of the effect of fragile markets, legislation and unpredictable economic conditions to consider and so the further headache of sustainability adds to the list of important practical considerations.
It is hardly surprising that more and more business owners are exploring and implementing outsourcing solutions. Outsourcing is recognised as an important solution to a broad range of operational challenges and as the model continues to evolve more and more information is available to help organisations make sense of how outsourcing might work for their business. Staffing Industry Analysts included Outsourcing in their 5 complimentary industry sectors when they published ‘Workforce Solutions Ecosystem’ in September 2015 and this was referred to in an article ‘Evolving to Fit’ published more recently in February 2016.
Here are just 4 compelling reasons why recruitment businesses are outsourcing:
1. Agility and Flexibility:
Outsourcing enables businesses to be responsive and scale operations up or down fast, eliminating the associated business complications of expanding or reducing teams and associated infrastructure – locally and globally
2. Increase Productivity:
A recruiter’s efficiency is affected, often significantly, by the burden of non-core functions. By outsourcing these activities recruitment businesses can optimise the efficiency of their recruiters, increase core headcount and generate higher returns. This can also have a significant impact on team morale and improve retention
3. Significant Savings:
Processes that are outsourced provide cost savings of at least 50%. This is enabling businesses to redefine their operational model, stay competitive and maintain margins even in the toughest sectors
4. Competitive Advantage:
The success of a recruitment business depends on how fast it can deliver qualified, available and retainable candidates. Outsourcing enables recruiters to spread their network across the globe and speed up hiring whatever the size of their organisation 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
If you haven’t considered outsourcing as a business solution already, then why not take advantage (with no obligation) of a free consultation with Julie Fouad at McCall Outsource Recruitment Solution (ORS) to learn more. McCall ORS are a strategic alliance partner of Lander Consultancy. If you are a Lander Consultancy client, let Julie know to release special advantageous partner rates on their outsourcing services. If you would like to explore how outsourcing can positively affect your business, contact Julie and tell her what keeps you awake at night. . .
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