A company’s employees are one of its main assets. Here is an overview of different recruitment methods.
External recruitment of staff is playing an increasingly large and costly role for companies. But it does present significant advantages: people from outside the company contribute new ideas and new potential. However, integrating new employees can present some difficulties and entail lengthy training periods.
To find applicants, there are several options:
Source: Marc A. Hermann / Clarisse Pifko, Staff Management
Personnel management consultant
If the company is looking for highly qualified staff or an executive, collaborating with a personnel management consultant can prove helpful. This consultant handles the majority of the recruitment process: organization of advertisements, media planning, choice of applicants. Collaboration with a personnel management consultant is also recommended if the company’s business must remain confidential. However, this form of searching for staff comes at a price: it may cost the equivalent of one or more times the monthly salary of the position to be filled.