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4 Ways to Save Time and Money While Recruiting

4 Ways to Save Time and Money While Recruiting

As your business grows or changes, you will likely need to spend more and more time getting new employees. Recruiting is a necessary part of any business. While we may want to put in a lot of time and effort into finding the ideal candidates, sometimes it can get costly. Here are four tips to help you reduce your time and monetary investment when finding new recruits.

Use a Recruiting Firm

Sometimes just paying a professional to handle the services that need to be performed can do wonders for saving you time and money that would otherwise be wasted by doing it yourself. A recruiting firm or staffing office has the knowledge to find the right employees and has a wide base of employees to choose from. You can utilize staffing agencies and offices to find temp or part time workers quickly and easily and can then hire on the workers you like best to full-time positions. If you don’t have a great recruiting process already in place, you may want to consider just hiring out to get the job done by a recruitment firm that knows what they’re doing. While it costs more up front, it also streamlines the process and ensures that you personally deal with much less hassle.

Use Multiple Person Interviews

When it comes to hiring for your business, picking the right employees from the very start can help ensure that all your open spots are filled. While we all try to remove our personal bias from the hiring process, sometimes they can creep back in unconsciously. By having multiple persons involved in the hiring and interview processes, it can allow employees to assess potential candidates more on job skills than personal biases. While more people are involved in the hiring process, this streamlines your process by spreading the work and giving you a higher chance of finding the right fit. Sometimes more effort means less work.

Automate Parts of the Recruiting Task

Technology can do wonders for assisting you in finding the right employees for your business. There are various job posting automation systems that can allow you to upload job postings to multiple job boards with one click. This saves you a ton of time, so you don’t have to spend all day logging onto each job site to post your advertisement. Automate as much of your process as you possibly can, and you will find that hiring becomes much easier. Consider automating parts of your screening process and reviews as well.

Be Flexible with Pay Rates and Benefits

When candidates are searching for a new job, there are various factors they consider. The two main ones are the pay rate and the benefits for the job. By leaving your recruitment team with flexibility in this area, they can find candidates that have the necessary qualifications and who are happy with the benefits and pay they’re going to receive from the job.

When it comes to saving time and money during the hiring process, there are many ways to do so. You should start by looking at your current recruitment strategy for weak areas. Then, consider employing some of the tips above to help reduce the amount of money and time you invest in hiring new recruits.

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by Brooke Chaplan // Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at or Twitter @BrookeChaplan

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