Researching for professionals to hire for permanent employment used to be an uncertain experience. Employers were confined to only a bunch of resources – newspapers, online and offline job portals, job newsletters, among others. While these resources were more than just a few, they largely served the purpose in similar fashion:
– advertise your vacancy
– wait for responses
– filter the huge number of responses on merit
– kickstart the actual hiring process for the shortlisted candidates.
Now there is enough evidence to prove that this method, howsoever reliable, is not the most efficient one. With these methods, it becomes nearly impossible for companies to put those people on payroll that can actually justify the price tag. To begin with, there is a lot of luck involved in regards to the candidates applying for the job and you filtering through them the right way so that the quality candidates are not lost in the process.
And then if you have found the right candidates to interview, the most skilled of the lot need to stand out in the interview. There is a good chance that you select a lesser candidate because they know how to present themselves in a job interview. And finally, even if you got everything right until this point, you have to make the right offer. A highly skilled individual looking for a job must have more than one offers to choose from. Your offer has to stand out, and if it doesn’t, you will have to settle for the second best, or third best, whatever comes your way.
Manpower outsourcing was introduced to the world to counter exactly these challenges. The uncertainty in terms of who you are hiring, are you attracting the right candidates and are you offering the right kind of package are doubts that have added up and created holes in the hiring practices globally. Outsourcing proves to be the perfect remedy that addresses these concerns in the most effective way, in addition to saving a truckload of money (more on it another day).
To explain how it works, you start surveying the list of companies from across the world that provide the manpower outsourcing services. It goes without saying that not all are as reliable as you would want them to be, but cross referencing, reading testimonials and a thorough research can help you zero in on a potential outsourcing partner that would serve the purpose. Once you find your partner, the subsequent steps involve you communicating your manpower needs, as and when they arise to your partner. One of the two things happens henceforth, they either provide you with one of their existing employees who fits the bill or they take your listed requirements and start their own hiring process.
Both ways, you are spared of the exercise and the costs involved in that exercise, as explained earlier. Also, since this company’s business model runs on contracting out workers to businesses, their hiring process is much more detailed and precise. What that means is that there is a greater probability of you finding people who are best fit for your projects and can bring in a lot of learning that adds value to your project.