A contract hire is facilitated by an employment agency, whereas a direct hire is when a company hires a job candidate directly. To save time and resources, a company can outsource the recruitment process leading up to a direct hire. Searching employment databases, screening resumes and even interviewing candidates can all be outsourced to an HR consultant through a direct hire service.
What Are the Benefits of Direct Hire Services?
Save a Substantial Amount of Time
Perhaps the greatest benefit to using a direct hire service is time savings. Locating talent, screening (more about that later) and conducting interviews is a huge drain on you, your HR team and hiring managers. By outsourcing the recruiting process, you can focus on other business initiatives while still being the final decision maker when deciding who will receive an offer.
Gain Access to Recruiting Professionals
To find the right candidates, you need to connect with the right people. Using a direct hire service means having access to recruiters with built-in relationships and network connections. In fact, with their extensive experience and networks, direct hire recruiters are often better equipped to find the right candidate than you as the business owner or hiring manager, particularly for those hard-to-find candidates with a specific skill set.
Outsource Candidate Screening
While finding candidates can be time consuming, screening them can take even longer. Screening is an involved process that includes reviewing resumes and cover letters and possibly conducting phone interviews. A direct hire service enables you to outsource this entire process to an experienced recruiter who can locate and screen for the best employees for all your open positions.
Outsource Reference and Background Checks
Once you’ve narrowed your search to a few good candidates, you then must check references and sometimes conduct background checks. Scheduling calls to check references alone requires a lot of back and forth. With a direct hire service, there is no need for you to schedule and participate in reference check calls. All the pertinent information from the calls is provided to you in a concise, easy-to-read format so that you can make your own judgement calls about the candidates.
Outsource Interview Scheduling
As with scheduling reference check calls, scheduling interviews is also a major time drain. With a direct hire service, you do not have to go back and forth with candidates to find interview times that work. An HR consultant sets up all interviews at times that work for you.
Close the Deal
Don’t lose the perfect candidate to the competition. A direct hire service can get your over the finish line with an offer acceptance from sought-after candidates by presenting your company and employment offer in the best possible light.
Want More Information About Smart HR’s Direct Hire Services?
Every successful business owner knows time spent furthering the company’s mission is time well spent. That may not be the case for a business owner’s time spent perusing countless resumes and scheduling interviews. Leave it to the professionals and contact Smart HR today.