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Why Recruitment And Selection Are So Important This Year

Have you included recruitment and selection into your strategic plan this year? If not, you are missing a vital piece of the puzzle. Find out why here.

Most of us are back into the swing of things at work by now, but the year is still fresh! There is still plenty of time to fine-tune your strategic plan to ensure your company can reach its goals for the year ahead.

With a crazy year behind us, your goals may be a little different then they have been in years gone by.

Regardless, recruitment and selection are a vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to building and maintaining a successful business. Nailing your recruitment and selection processes saves you time and money and helps build your company brand both internally and externally.

If you haven’t yet sussed out your recruitment goals for the year ahead, here are the top reasons why that should shoot to the top of your to-do list!

Why Recruitment And Selection Are So Important This Year

What Is Recruitment And Selection?

Recruitment is the process of searching for the right people to join your team. It’s much more than just looking for the relevant qualifications and experience. A culture and personality match is just as important – if not more so – than other teachable skills.

Recruitment involves actively searching and networking to find potential applicants, followed by the selection process.

Selection is the stage of narrowing down the field to find the most appropriate candidate for the role. It includes reviewing resumes, screening candidates, interviewing, and progressing to the final hire and onboarding process.

While it may sound straightforward, getting the steps right throughout the entire recruitment and selection process is vital. How you recruit affects what kind of candidates you attract, and impacts whether or not you are able to find a good fit.

Without a robust selection system in place, the chosen candidate may end up being unsuitable. Obviously, this will cost you more time and money in the long run.

From getting the timing right and creating accurate job descriptions to crafting a positive candidate experience and making the right hire choice – there are dozens of things to consider when recruiting for the year ahead.

The Benefits Of Recruitment And Selection

An effective recruitment and selection process reduces employee turnover (lowering annual recruitment costs overall). It helps you select the ideal candidate that fulfils the requirements on paper and is well-suited to your organisation's values and culture.

Here are some of the top benefits of prioritising recruitment and selection as part of your strategic plan:

  • Builds a robust employer brand
  • Reduces turnover
  • Boosts morale and productivity
  • Attracts the right candidates
  • Helps your business remain legally compliant
  • Speeds up the hiring process

How A Recruitment Partner Can Help Your Organisation

As you can see, recruitment is no walk in the park! There’s plenty to think about, but not everyone has time to get the process working efficiently and effectively.

Working with a recruitment partner not only saves time but lets you get on with your work, knowing that the right candidate is on their way to joining your team.

A good recruitment partner will take the time to understand your organisation’s requirements – from the practical skills needed to the workplace culture. With this insight, they will narrow down the candidates and identify the right fit via screening and face to face meetings.

As the experts in recruitment, they will know exactly where to find the most appropriate candidates, how to reach them, and how to present your business to them.

The hiring process will be faster, as your recruitment partner has a broad network of connections and knows exactly how to find the right candidate. They will find the applicants that you would otherwise miss from a generic job posting.

On top of all that, recruitment partners have their finger on the pulse. They know what benefits today’s candidates are looking for, where the talent is, and how to attract the right people in a competitive market.

They will even be able to help you flesh out your employer brand and streamline your candidate experience.

With an uncertain economy and unpredictable year ahead, it’s essential to attract and retain the right candidates for your business. LD Recruit can help you with as much or as little of the recruitment and selection process as you require. We are here to connect your piece of the puzzle and take the stress out of recruitment for you.

To find out more, contact LD Recruit today.