Outsourcing Recruitment in a fruitful candidate market ..

Written by: Lorraine Jackson
Published on: 16 Sep 2020

Outsourcing Recruitment in a fruitful candidate market ..

Entering a recession with Covid-19 wreaking havoc on the economy, 9.6 m jobs still furloughed (as 16 Aug) and the furlough scheme about to be wound up by end Oct, we are thrown into a completely fresh start this Autumn … instead of a candidate short market, this is now a candidate rich market.

Evolving business plans are leading to many businesses finding themselves reviewing staff positions more regularly, dissolving some and recruiting for new positions that are relevant to driving business in the ‘new normal’ we find ourselves marching into.

“But that’s easy, right?” I hear you say … “It’s a candidate rich market “…

Many fall into this trap, particularly for more senior roles.  Don’t assume the best candidates will apply or be visible on social media. In fact, there are many top-rated, talented people who will approach a 3rd party confidentially, preferring to be recommended rather than directly applying, even in difficult times.

CV’s may be in healthy abundance; however, many won’t necessarily be applications from the right kind of talent.  Some will have profiles that tend to be formulaic to achieve a competitive edge. Trawling through potential applications, checking out authenticity can make the process of recruitment become arduous and time consuming. Additionally, not all hiring managers have the time to proactively search as we enter a new business environment. More time is being absorbed reviewing plans, budget and staff welfare. Many are operating multiple business sectors under one roof, each with their own government guidance/policies. Being pulled off task and/or the result of a bad hire due to all the extra demands can be extremely costly. Without the right people in your business your products and profits don’t work.

This is a time when outsourcing recruitment can really add value to a hiring process. It will still cost money; however, it will offer you significant time cost savings, access to a pool of key candidates you may not attract and enable you to drive your business in the knowledge you are working with a partner who are experts in the field.

Embracing a fresh start this Autumn by reaching out for support could be more valuable than ever this year in providing you with a new mindset in harvesting the best candidates for the success of your business.

Sourcing and selecting talented, senior candidates across the hair, beauty and aesthetics industry, Red Careers UK is a recruitment partner that will act as an extension of your business.

For further information or to arrange a confidential chat through your circumstances, contact us via enquires@redhotcareers.co.uk. And remember, it costs nothing to chat!