It is in every company’s best interest to hire the best talent to add value to your organisation for the long term. The last thing you want is to lose potential candidates to a competitor because your company’s recruitment process is too tedious, causing candidates to move elsewhere. By decreasing the window where you interview candidates and make a decision, you’ll compete with fewer companies and fill positions quicker.

That said, you must not compromise the candidate’s previous work experience and compatibility with the role for a speedy hire. There’s a perfect balance between the two, one that can best be achieved with the support of a recruitment agency.

At TLH Recruitment, we understand businesses have a lot on their plate. If you don’t have a dedicated HR team, the recruitment procedure can take away from your company’s resources and delay your day-to-day business goals. Recruitment agencies are a massive timesaver for your business.

If you’ve been asking yourself, “how long does the recruitment process take?” this blog will talk you through the best strategies to streamline your company’s hiring process with the help of a recruitment agency.

How to hire the best candidates

While saving money by recruiting in-house might be tempting, you can certainly make the most out of a recruitment agency by saving time and resources to focus on your business goals. Are you concerned about not being involved in the process? With TLH Recruitment, you can rest assured we’ll keep you involved every step of the way, so you can feel pleased you’ve hired the perfect candidate for the job.

At TLH Recruitment, we recommend taking the following steps to optimise your recruitment procedure and hire the best candidates:

1. Assess your business needs and identify the hiring needs

The best way to avoid wasting your time, the recruiters’ time and the candidate’s time later down the line is to consider your hiring needs. If you’re unsure how to identify recruitment needs for your business, you can complete a gap analysis and workforce consultations, develop business expansion plans, set a budget for hiring and determine the approximate start date for the candidate to create a realistic timeline. Ticking off this checklist early on will ensure all parties know the non-negotiables when hiring.

2. Outsource your hiring to a recruitment agency

If you’re concerned about outsourcing hiring to a labour-hire recruiter, the cost will be offset by the increased quality hires adding value to your business. You can get to know your recruiter and invite them to your organisation to see your workplace culture for themselves and acquire prospective workers who will seamlessly integrate into your team. A recruiter is also responsible for ensuring the candidate’s safety and will work closely with you to ensure your organisation abides by OH&S regulations to provide a safe working environment.

3. Share your business goals with the labour-hire recruiters

Time is of the essence when recruiting — the last thing you want is to miss out on the perfect candidate for the job. Maintaining an open line of communication ensures you can confidently inform the recruitment agency of any changes you may need to make, such as additional skills a candidate may need or removing any compulsory experience to expand the recruiting pool. These adjustments can be made after the recruitment and onboarding process. Providing the recruiter with feedback throughout the recruitment process means they can better serve your hiring needs for all future candidates.

4. Engage the candidate throughout the recruitment process

It’s in your best interest to maximise any given time you have with candidates. By working closely with your recruitment agency, they will brief you on the short list of candidates and advise you on the key discussion points to better expedite the recruitment process and time taken to fill the desired position.

Make the most of technology with video interviews to get through the screening process much faster and better accommodate everyone’s availability. In-person interviews can be reserved for follow-up interviews. A recruitment agency will keep in touch with candidates in a timely manner, so they don’t walk away.

5. Set the time frame

Work with your recruiter to agree on interview timelines so you have time blocked out in your calendar in advance. The first interview may determine the candidate’s cultural fit, while the second determines their skill level. Communicate steps essential to your company’s processes, such as personality assessments, questionnaires, or enhanced reference checks, to ensure the recruitment procedure is completed promptly. You can expect your recruiter to provide valuable feedback throughout the recruitment process and present ideas you’ve never thought of before. Whether it’s recommending a flexible position instead of a temporary or permanent role for long-term savings or any other suggestion they may have, the recruiter has your best interest in mind to deliver you long-term savings.

Optimise your recruitment process with TLH Recruitment today

Whether your company needs a temporary or permanent employee, TLH Recruitment is the recruitment agency you can count on to navigate the hiring pool and find the perfect match to suit the job description. Our work practices are based on the principles of the owner and Managing Director of TLH Recruitment, James Marroun. He remains dedicated to ensuring we connect our clients with the right candidates for the job across various industries.

Are you interested in learning more about how TLH Recruitment can assist you with your hiring process? Check out our blog to learn more about the benefits of outsourcing your recruitment process to our labour-hire recruiters. Contact TLH Recruitment today for staffing solutions for your business.

James Marroun

James Marroun is the founder and Managing Director of TLH Recruitment. His 20 years of owning his construction business have seen him successfully build his team at TLH, ensuring all his clients are well looked after. James’ passion for his work is evidenced by his heavy involvement in the TLH business through interviews, staff check-ins and regular site visits.

James Marroun
James Marroun
James Marroun has been the owner and Managing Director of TLH Recruitment since 2009. His 20 years of owning his construction business have seen him successfully build his team at TLH, ensuring all his clients are well looked after. James’ passion for his work is evidenced by his heavy involvement in the TLH business through interviews, staff check-ins and regular site visits.