Why Is Recruitment So Difficult to Get Right?

Why Is Recruitment So Difficult to Get Right?
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Negosentro | Why Is Recruitment So Difficult to Get Right? | If you run a small to medium sized business then, it can at times be really stressful, mainly because there is so much to think about, and you want to get things to work. One of the biggest areas of business life that takes up more time than most people would like yet, is super important to get right is recruitment, although it rarely happens as smoothly as it could do. In the effort to provide some answers, and solutions that should improve your chances of a far less ‘stressful’ future, here is a brief outline of why the process can be so difficult and a few things you could try to implement;

Why can it be such hard work?

Naturally, when you start to recruit, you’ll need to advertise, this is the first headache and needs some serious time, effort and thought put into it so that A.You advertise for positions that are desirable to people, B. that your advert attracts the right people and that, C. Your interview process and actual recruitment of personnel lands you with the correct person for the job. 

It’s a lot to take on-board, which is why most business owners will seek the help of an employment agency and, whilst a lot of business owners will attempt to try and go through the process alone, it often ends up taking up far too much time, money and effort without actually getting them the best possible candidate. 

Everything needs to go through a ‘vetting’ process which is best done by somebody with professional expertise around the matter, without it, there will likely be frustration and perhaps even the wrong person appointed to the wrong job role.

Identifying your needs

The first step which can often be overlooked in regards to its importance, is, what do you need? What job role should you be advertising for, what credentials should you be looking for, and what will the applicant’s responsibilities look like should they be successful? 

Even if you’ve been in business for a while and have some experience around recruitment, this is still a really challenging part of the process and one that can have a massive impact on who applies for the position. In an ideal world, their responsibilities should be such that they provide you with the maximum benefit, taking tasks away from you, giving you more time to do the things that are most important to you. 

It’s really important to get this part right because it’s a lot harder to change a job title, including its core duties after a successful candidate has been appointed.

Get some help

Ironically, you could be advertising for the job role of a recruitment manager or personnel which, if you haven’t got the experience, or the knowhow could mean that your process of employment actually puts a suitable candidate off. On the other hand, if they are smart enough, then they’ll see the opportunity as somewhere that they could add some real value and outline precisely how they can help you. The only downside is that you will probably be relying on them more than you should do and they may request a larger salary based upon their expertise and your lack of knowledge.


The most successful businesses actually use external professionals to take care of their recruitment processes, all you’d need to do is some background checks to make sure they are what they say they are, and can actually deliver.

The Internet is a superb place to start, although do be aware that competition is strong, so you’ll see companies that have paid to be top of the list of the search results. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they are the best firm for you, ask around and check out company profiles, including feedback from existing customers.

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