The Top Three Reasons to Outsource Your Talent Acquisition

As a manager, hiring is probably the most challenging aspect of your job. The success of your organization depends on the people you hire, so there’s a lot of pressure to get it right. When combined with all your other responsibilities, this can be overwhelming.

Thankfully, you don’t have to bear the burden of hiring on your own. Outsourcing your talent acquisition duties to a staffing firm can be the best thing you’ve ever done for your company. Here’s a look at the top three benefits you’ll enjoy by choosing a reputable recruiter with expertise in your field.

Save Time and Money

Choosing the wrong person for the job can be a very costly mistake. The total varies greatly by job title and company, but averages $17,000 per bad hire, according to a 2016 survey conducted by CareerBuilder. Specifically, businesses with 500 employees or less realized costs of $11,000 per bad hire, rising to $22,000 for those with 500 or more staffers, and totaling $24,000 for organizations with more than 1,000 team members.

Total costs included several factors, such as decreased productivity, lower quality of work, diminished employee morale, recruiting costs, and additional time managers and employees had to spend assisting the bad hire. Even if you choose the right person the first time, the hiring process will probably take a while. Recruiting is a job in itself, so it’s a lot to handle when combined with your actual job. Time is money, and the longer the search extends, the more overtime you’ll have to pay existing employees and the more missed opportunities you’ll incur.

On the other hand, recruiters know exactly what to look for in the right hire, and since it’s their full-time job, they can have your new employee in place in no time at all.

Find Better Talent

Posting open positions on job boards and your HR site will attract candidates, but not necessarily the caliber of talent you need. Recruiters maintain talent pools filled with passive candidates interested in making a career move for the right opportunity. These people are gainfully employed, so they probably won’t even know about the position at your company unless they’re contacted by a recruiter.

Outsourcing your talent acquisition can be the difference between hiring a decent employee who will do the job for now and finding a long-term staffer who will grow their career with your company.

Decrease Risk

As you can see from the costs associated with a bad hire, choosing new team members is always a risk. However, allowing a recruiter to guide your hiring strategy greatly relieves the pressure placed on you.

When working with a recruiter, you always have the final say in hiring decisions, but you get to feel much more confident with your choice. Staffing professionals earn a living connecting employers with talented professionals, so if they weren’t skilled at it, they wouldn’t have a job. Plus, when you work with a staffing agency, you have the option to hire candidates on a temporary or temp-to-hire basis, allowing you to give them a trial run before making a commitment.

Thinking about outsourcing your talent acquisition strategy? To learn more about how we can help you find top behavioral health talent, contact us today at (513) 651-9500 or by email at

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