The Great HR Challenge: Do More With Less
We understand what it means to “do more with less.” We know that it is extremely difficult to deliver 5-Star Service to your hiring managers when your department is understaffed and is doing whatever it can to control costs. The good news is that we have found a way to help you acquire the best talent available within or below budget. We have found that several companies with fully functioning HR departments are making the mistake of paying for services they don’t use or need.
Why most recruiting firms fail to offer an economical solution
The reason why most recruiting firms don’t offer more solutions and pricing options is because contingency agreements are the easiest to implement, and companies are very familiar and comfortable with this type of arrangement. In other words, it is what the industry has become comfortable with.
However we have found in working with several clients over the years, most midsized to large companies we work with don’t need full life-cycle recruitment. What they need is help with finding, identifying, and contacting more qualified candidates interested in their opportunity, while the needs for additional services (facilitating interviews, interfacing with the hiring managers, explaining benefits, negotiating salary, etc) is generally not needed. This is because their internal HR Staff usually already supplies these services. Since most agencies do not break out their services, companies often pay for more services than they actually use.
When they pay a contingency or retained search fee, they are essentially paying a fee for everything from candidate sourcing, candidate selection, conducting phone pre-screens, setting up phone and face-to-face interviews with hiring managers, salary & benefit negotiation, travel arrangements, and full on-boarding until the candidate starts on day one.
In the case of a small company, without a fully staffed HR department, all these functions are generally needed. It is also appropriate for Mid-sized to Large companies who have a position that they do not wish to allocate to their HR department to fill, such as CEO or CHRO. In the case of the latter, a retained search is usually a much better option, unless they are just considering at 1 or 2 candidates from a firm with whom they don’t have an established relationship.
We Have Found a Solution
We have found that most clients only need outside help with the first few steps of recruitment such as: sourcing additional candidates, initially screening to identify the qualified ones, and conducting initial phone screens before passing on to the HR department. Most HR departments are well-equipped to handle the rest from there.
If this is the case with your organization, we can help you save up to 75% in outsourced talent acquisition fees by never having to pay a permanent placement fee using our service! Of course we can also help you with full life-cycle recruitment when needed.
We do this by offering a subscription-based service where you have the choice of focus on particular parts of the HR and/or recruitment process. By utilizing our resources on your project, we can help improve the results of recruitment, engagement and long-term retention of the company's best talent. Full life-cycle recruitment also remains an option as well.
Attracting the Best Talent
Is Now Mission Possible With Ascend