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Member’s tip: Employing internal recruitment specialists

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Peter Duckitt sets out the business advantages of employing an internal recruitment specialist.



There are the following potential advantages:

  • Cost savings: If you are spending a lot of money on agencies or if sifting through CVs and interviewing is taking up too much management time.
  • Consistency and quality: Are all your managers trained to recruit and do they recruit to the same standards and competency levels?
  • Fear of litigation and the cost: If your managers are doing their own recruitment, how satisfied are you that they understand the implications of direct and indirect discrimination across such areas as sex, sexual orientation, race, religious belief, disability, etc and now (from October) age discrimination?
  • Administrative efficiency: Having one person manage recruitment can produce efficiencies in the administration process, in being aware of all job vacancies and matching them with appropriate people. It will also ensure that advertisements are consistent.
  • Image: It can also improve the image of your company. One of the aims of the recruiter should be to ensure those not selected should leave feeling positive about their treatment at interview and positive about your company.
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