Many employers have difficulty finding qualified candidates to fill job openings. Employers are quick to say there is a talent pool that lacks job skills, business knowledge, experience, and formal qualifications. However, many of these same employers often avoid using executive search firms because they believe cost to be a barrier. Frankly, this is the furthest thing from the truth. Employers should weigh the cost of lost opportunity by having a position unfilled, the cost of having a poor hire, and the endless and tiresome cost of searching for a candidate.
The reality is most of these employers are not in the business of staffing and many don’t have human resources professionals in house. Not only are they taking away from the time they should be focusing on running their business, but are they really speaking with the candidates who are best suited to the position? This is a story we know all too well. And something else we know about – executive search firms have proven their worth. According to the American Staffing Association, with almost $90 billion in annual revenue, the staffing industry employs about 3 million workers daily. Recruiters in North Carolina, like Target Solutions, play an important role in meeting the growing demand for skilled, qualified employees in the U.S. Here are our top six reasons why you should work with us.
Massive Team Effort
At Target Solutions, we all work on your search. By taking a team approach, quite often we are coming at this process from a different perspective – and those points of view enable meaningful exchanges among our team, resulting in a more comprehensive search. We don’t post open positions, rather we seek qualified candidates who are a good match for the job and more importantly, who are a good fit for the company. Good firms can find candidates quickly. By leveraging our combined networks, which are growing all the time, Target Solutions can save companies significant time and money reviewing qualified from unqualified candidates. An employer only needs to indicate what they are looking for, and we take it from there.
Clear Understanding of Our Clients’ Needs
To recruit for a new position, first, you must write the job description if you don’t already have one, then post the job listing. Then be prepared to be inundated with applicants. You will have to collect, organize, and review cover letters and resumes; prescreen applicants based upon the materials, then pre-screen many through phone interviews, and then conduct formal interviews. Once you have narrowed down your choice, you will check references and verify past employment, conduct background screening, and drug testing, and then work out compensation. Finally, you can extend a job offer that may or may not be accepted. Depending on the requirements of the position, the hiring process can take a few weeks to a few months.
Sounds daunting, doesn’t it?
Our team at Target Solutions gets to know you, your business, your needs, and your short- and long-term goals. By taking this approach, we can help you achieve your goals now and anticipate future needs as well. Consider us an extension of your human resources team if you have one. If you don’t then we become that arm of your company. We do what we do best so you can focus on running your business.
A Huge Sense of Urgency
From the moment we engage, Target Solutions deploys its boots on the ground. Our goal is to get your position filled now – not next week, next month, or next year. We will ask those questions you don’t know how to ask or may not think to ask. For example, if you are unsure of appropriate compensation for the role you are hiring, we can provide research that shows what other employees are making in that role, in that industry. We also spend a considerable amount of time learning the ins and outs of the industries we serve. We know what employers expect, as well as where and how to find the right talent. Our collective experience will not only provide insight into talent availability but also salary ranges and local market trends.
Professional, Collaborative, and Strategic Communication
We like to pride ourselves on over communicating. You will never have to chase our team; we make sure you are apprised of our activity and progress every step of the way. This translates into a solid recruiting process. A strong process can also improve the retention and morale of your existing full-time employees. That’s because contingent hires are more likely to be a good fit for their roles, ensuring that current workers don’t have to take on extra responsibilities. We realize your time is far too valuable to provide you with anything except quality – and that comes from taking a team approach.
We Take Our Job Seriously, But We Don’t Take Ourselves Too Seriously
You know the adage “People buy from people they know, like, or trust?” We take that to heart. The mutual respect we have for one another translates to stronger bonds with our clients. The reality is, finding the right fit isn’t limited to your new hires, it extends to the team that is conducting the search for you.
Fun, Laughter, and Friendship Matter
We strive to build life-long relations. We will leave this right here.