Naturally, most of us in the HR field believe ourselves to be excellent judges of character. Therefore, recruiting and hiring good people shouldn’t be too difficult for us, right? But if that’s true, why do so many companies go to outside agencies to fill their positions? Are they better judges of character than we are? Or, do we simply not want to deal with the hassle of sifting through a ton of resumes?
Let’s be honest—it’s hard to judge someone’s character in one thirty-minute meeting. First of all, it’s a stressful situation, and hardly anyone likes sifting through a mountain of resumes that all look and sound the same. Or worse, you don’t have a clue what to ask the candidate, and instead, you end up chatting about the Astros or traffic or our unpredictable Houston weather the whole time and end up with no idea if they can really do the job or not!
The truth is, recruiting is hard work, and there are no guarantees that you’ll find the right person for the job. But it’s also true that no outside agency can recruit and hire for your company better than you can! Fortunately, the highly-experienced HR professionals of Achilles Group are equipped to align with your team and provide your company with truly effective recruiting, not just by finding you great candidates, but by working with your team to create your own specialized recruiting program. Over time, you’ll see tremendous improvements in turnover, retention rates, and savings.
As the old saying goes, “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Contact Achilles Group today, and let us teach you how to prepare your business for the future!
-Jennifer Ray, SHRM-CP