25 Apr

This Is What Happens When You Don’t Use IT Recruiters

Posted by Simon Delisle

You’ve probably heard all about the benefits of partnering with IT recruiters. You may have dismissed this as nothing more than marketing talk from recruiters who are trying to gain your business. You’re doing just fine on your own—or are you? Sometimes, it can be difficult to see the forest for the trees. You may think your process is streamlined and effective, but are you really getting the results you need?

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Many people discover what happens when they don’t work with recruiters in the IT industry.

You Have High Turnover

Hiring is often triggered by turnover. Someone decides to leave your company. Maybe they found a new role or perhaps they’re going back to school or switching career tracks. Whatever the reason, you now have an open position.

You’ll never completely prevent turnover in a company, but take a look at your statistics. How often do people leave your employ? On average, how long have those who leave been with the company? If the answers are “fairly frequently” and “not long,” you have a problem in your hiring process.

High turnover is costly and it is often caused by ineffective hiring. People leave because they’re not a good fit for the role or your business. Working with IT recruiters improves the likelihood of long-term hires. In turn, you get lower turnover.

You Make Hiring Mistakes

Much like you’ll never eliminate turnover entirely, you’ll also never completely eliminate hiring mistakes. Everyone, even the most experienced hiring manager, makes a mistake every now and then.

How often is “every now and then”? You can look at your turnover rate again. High turnover of recent hires indicates you’re making hiring mistakes more often than not. If you have to let people go soon after hiring, you’re also making hiring mistakes.

IT recruiters can help you avoid common hiring mistakes. They help you find and select better candidates. You’ll find people who truly fit your business and your needs.

You Can’t Find Candidates

Many companies have a difficult time finding the right people. As you sift through the pile of applications, you may wonder if anyone is truly qualified to do the job. You received dozens of applications, but not a single person was truly a good fit.

You post the job, you receive many applications, and somehow, there’s not a single person within the ranks who meets the job requirements.

If you’re truly stuck and you need the role filled, you may be tempted to choose the best applicant in the group—a candidate who may not be the right person for the role. After a short time, they will likely either leave or be let go.

Recruiters can help you find the right candidates for each IT position you need to fill. By casting a wider net, they help you find more talented and qualified candidates. With a better applicant pool to choose from, you can rest assured you’re getting the best talent with every hire.

You Spend Too Much Time Hiring

When all of these factors come together, you may end up in a seemingly endless cycle of hiring. Hiring is, of course, a time-consuming and intensive task, which can lead to slow hiring as well as a disruption in your day-to-day responsibilities.

Recruiters can ease the hiring burden. They’ll smooth and speed up the process to make hiring easy and quick. Getting better results sooner is just a step away with IT recruiters.

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Topics: IT Recruiting

Simon Delisle

Simon is a branch manager at Inteqna. With over 15 years of experience in the business-to-business sphere and 10 years of experience in IT recruitment, no recruiting assignment is impossible for this master multi-tasker. Simon keeps up to date on the most popular social media channels and recruiting tools in pursuit of satisfying each and every customer. Simon sees himself as a dreamer like John Lennon, which is why he’s a fan of all new tech-like applications, such as big data, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and virtual reality.

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