When to Get Help in Recruitment: 5 Signs to Look Out For

As the owner of a company, you are the “captain of the ship” who will decide which path the business should take. But while you may be the decision-maker, your employees serve as the “sails” of the business – they push the company towards the direction you want to go and determine whether or not you can achieve your goals. 

Since the quality of the talents you bring onboard is a crucial factor in the success of your company, it is imperative that you think about your hiring process thoroughly and, possibly, consider getting help from professional recruitment services. 

These experts can help you create the ideal team of workers for a fraction of the cost of hiring them on your own. They may also be able to help you find people who are willing to adjust to the specific circumstances of the company, especially if you only need skilled people for short-term and project-based work. 

In order to make the right decision on this matter, you must first understand the different conditions that indicate the need to get an expert recruiter onboard. 


5 Signs You Need Help Recruiting Employees 

Having little time to spare for hiring employees on your own is only one reason why you need to get someone to recruit skilled employees for you. But before you make up your mind, you must first assess the extent of the situation. 

Below are some signs that can verify the need to get recruitment services outside of your company: 


1. Hiring based on factors other than job skills 

Sometimes, you just cannot help but hire people based on emotions rather than the person’s qualifications. Although this works out sometimes, getting a professional who will be objective in selecting candidates with the necessary skills and experience for the job is the optimal choice. 


2. Frequent employee turnover 

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, many companies incur 50 percent more costs when replacing an employee compared to keeping one. This means that a poor retention rate can cost your firm a lot more than when you decide to pay for a professional recruiter to link you to someone who will stay for good. 


3. Need for industry-specific skilled workers 

You may also need to have a recruiter hire employees for you if you’re looking for people with industry-specific skills. This is especially true if your company engages in manufacturing, mining, and construction activities. 

Since these industries scale up and down quickly, the job openings need to be filled on a per-project basis. This means that companies only need people to work under a specific time set in the contract. 

Recruitment firms can help you with this. In many cases, these service providers already have a pool of contract workers ready to fill the job, which means that you don’t need to wait long in completing the hire. 


4. Constant workplace conflict 

Skills and experience aside, good employees also need to have a positive attitude and a pleasant personality. Hot-headed or toxic people tend to spread negativity in the workplace. Constant personality clashes are detrimental to an optimal work environment. What’s more, these could lead to costly harassment cases that may cause harm to the company. 

If you often experience workplace conflict, you may need to reassess your hiring process. Recruitment agencies can help make sure that this doesn’t happen to your firm. 


5. Declining sales 

While the economy may contribute to declining sales, unenthusiastic employees may also be impacting the drop. The same is true for workers without the proper know-how in convincing customers to buy a product or acquire your company’s services. 


A Final Word 

Whether you’re just starting a company in mainland Dubai or an offshore firm elsewhere in the world, you must understand the benefits of using recruitment agencies in finding the right talent that fits your company requirements. These service providers offer a fast and hassle-free way of finding the perfect people for a job, which also means you can focus on your main role as the captain of your company and drive it towards success. 



David Mackenzie, a recruitment professional with over 20 years’ experience in the field and a record of entrepreneurial accomplishment, is Managing Director and Head of HR at Mackenzie Jones. As the Group MD, David is responsible for the overall direction of the Mackenzie Jones Group, including Mackenzie Jones, MumsAtWork, MENA Solutions, Simply Digital and ThinkTech. 


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