25/01/2022

How Effective Recruitment Can Help Your Business Grow and Succeed

Recruitment processes. The better they are, the better your business. And the better your business, the stronger your success. And the stronger your success, well, you get it.

But in all seriousness, having effective, well thought out processes will work wonders for your business both short and long-term. How exactly do recruitment and selection contribute to organisational success?

Let’s find out, shall we?

Pip your competitors to the post

The last thing you want is for your competitors to snap all the top talent and just like that, take off faster than a toupee in a hurricane. By no means is it a race to the top, and we’re not encouraging you to stalk your competitors like a bad guy from a horror movie, but a little research into how your competitors do things can go a long way to making sure you’re a viable option, and that you’re doing things that top talent want, like and need.

Unless your competitors are using a recruitment agency — which, by the way, you’ll probably never know — there’s an opportunity for you to snatch up the best talent before they do.

Having a strong recruitment approach also means that candidates are less likely to tap out for a job elsewhere. Plus, if your competitor’s employees see how well you’re doing, they might want to come to you, too. Win-win.

Prevent all the legal stuff that can ruin your reputation

Legal battles suck, there’s no other way to put it, and if your business gets into one and news gets out, you can wave goodbye to any credibility you have.

By following strict processes and carrying out checks on each candidate, proper recruitment processes keep your business safe and can help prevent you from ending up in court. As well as making sure each employee is treated fairly and the same, effective recruitment processes can also prevent you from hiring anyone with a criminal record. After all, you just never know who might be on the run.

Save you time and money on training

Who doesn’t love saving time and money? And let’s be real unless you’re a global organisation, a business swimming in cash, or one with access to free training, chances are you won’t have the time and money to hire and then train a bunch of inexperienced candidates. One or two, yes. But for the most part, you’ll want your new hires to know their stuff, so they can make an impact right away.

Being smart and hiring candidates with the relevant experience, skills and expertise is especially huge for startups and SMEs — who have less cash to splash. Plus, the experienced folk you hire can help train up those who are less experienced, again, saving time and money spent on training.

Make you look as credible as credible can be

If you have more top talent walking through the door than Ian Thorpe has gold medals, this is proof of a strong recruitment and selection process, which will make your business appear credible. And if there’s one thing we know about credible businesses, it’s that everyone wants a piece of them — whether that be customers or candidates.

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