The Holiday season is fast approaching, and running a recruitment agency during the busy holiday season can be more than a challenge as the majority of your staff is away celebrating festivities with their families. Job orders are piling up, deadlines are on the run, and the limited staff is working overtime. Add to this, the market volatility and staff shortage challenges brought forth by the fear of the second wave of COVID pandemic and nationwide lockdown, and you are climbing a steep hill.
And, if you are unprepared in this busiest time of the year, you may end up losing potential business or creating a reputation disaster. The holiday rush can be overwhelming to any business, including a recruitment agency. Considering the mayhem and hustle, while some agencies opt to hire temporary staff just for the Holiday season, others extend work hours to keep up with the workload.
Considering the upcoming rush, forward-thinking agencies are preparing for the Holiday season by utilising outsourcing recruitment process including candidate sourcing, database regeneration, compliance management and other activities as the next rational step; allowing them to focus on their core business activities even in this short business month with fewer employees. A trusted offshore recruitment agency will not only make the holiday rush manageable, but it will also help streamline processes, enhance customer experience, scale up your service delivery capacity and improve your bottom line.
It is important to note that while these benefits of outsourcing your recruitment process weigh in heavily during the Holiday season, they are also applicable all year-round. Here are some of the ways outsourcing will drive success to your agency.
Attain flexibility and scalability with additional support: Your current staff size may not be enough to handle the large volume of job orders during the Christmas month. Getting the job orders wrong and not delivering on time will not only hurt your reputation but will also upset the customers who could have come back to your agency had they received a pleasant and error-free experience.
The offshore RPO firms elevate the recruiting service delivery capacity of your staffing firm, not only covering the activities of the unavailable staff but scale over it. Your can ramp down or scale up your capacity with ease to meet the holiday demands. Not limiting to winter holidays, this benefit also safeguards your business against any future crises and help you prepare for life in the post-pandemic world.
Provides extended support: A well-managed offshore recruitment agency will not only find the best candidates for your job orders but will also take care of additional support requirements by working after-hours and weekends. You can extend your business hours without the added costs and increase efficiencies just by outsourcing.
Helps you get ahead of the completion: The competition is fiercer during the festive season, so your services need to stand out against competitors. If you are a small agency or need temporary staff to get the job orders out faster, it is best to outsource your recruitment to an offshore recruitment agency. You could even consider expanding the outsourced team’s services and work on other reputation management and PR opportunities to stay ahead of the competition.
Streamlines processes: Outsourcing your recruitment process to an RPO agency that specialises in managing full-cycle recruiting process can help you reduce errors and streamline processes. Tapping offshore recruitment agencies that handle such tasks on a daily basis will uplift your own agency’s reputation and set the foundations for attracting more clients in the future.
Ensures peace of mind: The Holiday season is a joyful time. Unfortunately, it is also a difficult time for recruitment agency owners. Most agencies are burdened with so many tasks to do with limited resources to do them. You can eliminate this stress by outsourcing a part of, or the entire, recruitment process. You will be stress-free knowing someone is working on the tasks that help run your agency.
The success of a recruitment agency depends on wise decisions, and outsourcing is one of the smartest decisions you can make to help your agency make it through this Holiday season. In addition, outsourcing some of your tasks will allow you and your employees to spend time with loved ones.
After all, our loved ones are the reason why the holidays are worth celebrating. Do not be afraid to invest in outsourcing recruitment processes this Holiday season. It will not just benefit you during the festive month but will also reflect in your agency’s long-term profits.
QX offers Out-of-Hours service (OOH) to recruitment agencies in the UK, serving as an extension of their in-house teams, managing their staffing requirements during the non-operating hours, weekends, and bank holidays.