Your business needs a new staff member. But finding the right person involves much more than just saying: “Let’s hire someone for that!” Have you ever appointed someone who either doesn’t have the right skills or the correct attitude to fit in? It’s a disaster! You need a PEO.
Sure, you can let your misfit staffer go and hire someone else, but by that time, your unsuitable employee may have done a fair amount of damage, leaving you to put out fires while you search for yet another candidate. With luck, he or she will survive the trial period, right? Wrong! It takes more than luck to find the right employees for your business.
What Does Recruitment Consist Of?
Larger businesses with dedicated HR departments will testify to the fact that hiring new staff isn’t as easy as it sounds. Professional recruiters follow a lengthy process that begins with defining just what kind of employee is needed, what their skills and experience should be, and what personal attributes will make them a good fit for the organization.
It is then their duty to advertise the post, screen hundreds of applications, or even head-hunt in the quest for potential candidates. The interview process begins once they frame the interview questions designed to reveal whether promising candidates can cut the mustard. It is, indeed, a process. Determine who the best one might be with preliminary interviews thinning field to a handful of candidates and further rounds of interviews are needed.
Having selected the candidate to be appointed, the HR department’s work is not yet done. The onboarding process prepares the new staff member to become part of the team, clarifying expectations.
In Small Businesses, Everyone Already Has a Job to Do
More often than not, small businesses simply can’t afford to have a full-time HR manager and team. If you want to try recruiting staff yourself, you or someone on your team needs to handle the process. Apart from a lack of experience in professional recruitment, you also deal with time constraints.
Simply put, you and your employees already HAVE jobs. Now, you have to find the time to go through the whole recruitment process. The temptation to cut corners is great. What happens when we cut corners? We find ourselves relying on blind luck rather than considered judgment.
You need a PEO to take the time and exercise the full diligence that is required to spread your net wide, sift through mountains of applications and ultimately find the right candidates to shortlist. There is final selection, contracting, and on boarding so that the new employee knows the expectations put on them and how to achieve success.
Since time is money, and your valuable time could be better spent – only you do need that employee, don’t you?
You Need a PEO But You Want to Make the Final Selection
Clearly, this is certainly not an issue for concern. No Professional Employer Organisation or PEO will force employees on you. You can be as hands on or as hands off as you want to be during the recruitment process.
If you are seeking key staff with whom you will work closely, you will certainly want to meet the best candidates your PEO has found. If the new employee will have a closer working relationship with one of your managers or supervisors, you will want him or her to have a say. Nobody enjoys being presented with an outsider they’ve never met before and be told “This is the new guy. Enjoy!”
You Need a PEO to Save Time and Money
Have you heard of economies of scale? Sure, you have! It means the more you do something, the cheaper becomes. That’s why you need a PEO. Its task is to take care of HR management matters for its entire client base. As a result, a PEO knows how to tackle the recruitment process, and it measures its success on the outcomes its clients achieve through its services.
Believe it! It’s really going to cost you a lot less money to use a PEO for the recruitment process. That’s aside from the fact that your key staff gets on with the jobs each person is supposed to be doing and that these activities make money for your business.
You Get Better Candidates and Employ a “Best Fit” Candidate
A PEO professionally screens applicants. If you are involved in the recruitment process, your touch point only begins with the best candidates. And since a PEO knows how to give the vacant post the right exposure, these are selected from a wider pool of applicants.
PEOs also know how to recruit in line with their clients’ organizational culture. So, it’s quite possible to get a very competent candidate that somehow never fits in with your organization. The result is disruptive at best.
As for underqualified individuals, they won’t even get a foot in the door! Our HR operatives eliminate them from consideration right away!
All This and It’s Admin-Free Too!
No task is complete until the paperwork is done. New employees come with their own plethora of must-do paperwork before they get started. What paperwork is necessary for regulatory compliance? Where do you file it? Who will explain your policies and procedures and get all the right signatures in the right places?
Relax! A PEO service is comprehensive. Once you have chosen your preferred candidate, we do the rest. What do you get? An employee ready to get started and raring to go on day one! We have you covered.