You have a lot to do when it comes to IT staffing. When you have to hire one or more people, it’s going to slow down your entire HR department. Whether it’s just you or a whole team of people, everyone’s work is going to shift as you need to find people. You will be flooded with emails and calls about the open positions and a considerable amount of your mail coming in every day will be resumes. Working with a recruiter can make the process a lot easier.
There are various tasks that are going to consume the HR department, including:
- Posting ads
- Answering questions about the position
- Collecting resumes
- Sorting through qualifications
- Conducting preliminary interviews
- Running background checks
The list of tasks that need to be performed for IT staffing can result in hundreds of hours’ worth of work. You don’t have time for this. Especially if it’s just you, even if you could dedicate 40 hours a week to the job search, it could end up taking you months to find someone.
By working with a recruiter, you are able to hand off the responsibility to someone else. They already have ads posted, they are experts at sorting through qualifications, and can make short work of preliminary interviews. You only have to become involved once you have a few final people’s resumes cross over your desk.
A recruiter already knows what your company needs. They have done their research and talked to you to find out who will and will not work based upon the overall environment and work culture that you have developed. This is an important aspect to IT staffing and one that you may not be objective at determining – and that’s why a recruiter can be the easier solution.
Sometimes you have to look at how a person can work within the company and you can’t do this because you are already in the company. By having someone who is on the outside looking in, they can identify the features that will make a person successful where you will not. Since you want the person to do well within the position, it’s important to have this outside view – and a recruiter can be hired to do this for you.
IT staffing does not have to be a time consuming task. However, staffing does have to be done sooner rather than later because you cannot leave a position open for too long. The easiest solution is to hire a recruiter so that you can save yourself a lot of time.
There is a cost to hiring a recruiter, but the time they save you and the stress that is reduced can be worth every penny. The added bonus is that you get someone into the position that you know will work well so you don’t have to worry about high turnover rates.