For the Love of Hiring
“I love agency recruiters,” said the hiring manager. If you are reading this post, you wonder if this is an April Fool’s Day joke. Nope. Stay with us! Welcome to a conversation about why a modern print and packaging business should consider hiring agency recruiters.
A Day in a Life of a Manager in Print & Packaging
If you have ever overseen a team, you know that a managerial role comes with a long list of responsibilities and requirements that no one has ever told you about. You wake up in the middle of the night thinking about balancing the responsibilities of being a hands-on employee, supervisor, coach, mentor, and more. Did we mention that it’s incredibly challenging to work now? Since March 2020, the world turned upside down, and you and your team had to adapt to an entirely new workplace.
Find & Keep Good Employees
Some companies in print and packaging grow, and some lose employees. If you are responsible for work and your team is being short-handed, it impacts the whole business. As a manager, you can patiently wait for the HR team to do recruiting. But, your HR team is probably busy handling tons of other responsibilities depending on a company’s size. In a small business, there might not even be a person solely responsible for recruiting.
Time Flies When You Are Not Hiring
Three months later, there is even more work to do for you and your team. There is a loss of expertise in the group and a loss of income for your business. One of the models shows that if you take three months to replace an employee who makes $70,000, the total loss per vacancy is $29,000. If you have two vacancies, the total loss would be close to $60,000. If you do the math, $60,000 is almost equal to the employee’s annual salary that you try to replace. If you struggle with the idea of hiring a professional recruiter for a fee, please keep in mind that you pay for either not filling or filling the position.
Great Leaders Take Initiative
The pandemic has highlighted the need to embrace change. As you adapt and keep your mind open, let’s talk about recruiters that try to be on your side. How about an example of direct hire employment services. Our team at PrintLink handles direct placements to engage with employers to place employees with a company to fill a long-term need.
When you try to replace an employee or grow a team, time plays a crucial role. From a business standpoint, customers don’t have much patience to wait when you hire enough people. Instead, they walk away and find another company that delivers speed and quality. Also, failing to fill open positions means pushing more work on your plate or on your team, which can cause someone else to consider leaving. So does shortening the hiring process make sense? Yes, it does. Our recruitment agency works with a talent pool, and while you do your day-to-day job, agency recruiters locate people with those hard-to-find skills you are looking for. Quickly.
Quality Candidates, Please
Research by Gallup estimates that the number of actively disengaged employees in the United States costs businesses anywhere from $450 billion to $550 billion in lost productivity each year. At the same time, Career Builder reports that 74% of employers stated they hired the wrong person for the job. Besides, the data shows that it takes about two years to become thoroughly familiar with a new role and organization. In summary, your new hires are a significant investment of multiple departments (HR, operations, etc.). Therefore, the quality of new hires matters, and we submit candidates who have already been carefully assessed and interviewed. Can we share a secret? We work with highly skilled candidates, both active and passive.
Understanding a Niche Market (Print and Packaging)
Our recruiters specialize in the print and packaging industry. As a result of being focused, we build relationships and networks. For that reason, we often have a better knowledge of specific roles and the skills needed. It matters for candidates, too, since we can spot transferable skills as we work with multiple verticals. Finally, suppose you are a hiring manager for a packaging company, and you don’t have time to learn about your sector’s trends. In that case, we provide you with valuable insights and advice, such as salary rates, available skill sets, career expectations, current hiring complexities, and trends. In summary, we understand your specific business needs, which is crucial to hire the right person.
Did Someone Say Focus on Serving the Client
Why are we genuinely interested in you? Because our recruiters used to handle multiple roles and capabilities in the industry just as you do. It’s our passion to help from a recruiting perspective; the most significant advantage of working with a recruitment agency is to provide clients with the best possible talent. Additionally, we have all the resources, including automated tools and platforms that help attract and engage talent. While in-house recruiters may be burdened with many other duties, talking to printing and packaging professionals is our only job. And we enjoy it!
What About Helping the Job Seeker
The traditional recruitment agencies are B2B companies. However, our team values job seekers as much as employers. We market your talent by sharing resumes with the appropriate companies, and we help identify any strengths or gaps in your applicant skills. As part of our business practice, our team provides interview coaching. We also share free online content on social media to help you develop highly marketable capabilities. Armed with this training, you might be able to become competitive in the job market and increase your salary expectations for print and packaging professionals.
Take advantage of a Network
Whether you look for employees or a job, networking is essential for success. For example, most employers don’t advertise the positions they hire recruiters to help fill. It’s especially true for the most senior and highest-paying roles, but also a case for other searches that remain confidential. We also know who might be planning to expand, even if those jobs aren’t published yet. If you represent a business, you can focus on doing your job while our print and packaging recruiters connect you with top-performing job seekers. Our extended reach is valuable to you, but please know that we only talk about you with your consent, and we keep information in strict confidentiality.
Ready to Jump to Conclusions
Don’t worry; we don’t expect you to be convinced about everything that we talked about. But, maybe you are our hiring manager, who wants to say, “I love agency recruiters?” If yes, please connect with our team today. Get in touch with talent agents who have contacts in candidates and companies you might not even be aware of. And follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. Stay tuned for more.