The True Cost of Recruitment

The True Cost of Recruitment

"We truly believe that using a recruitment agency is a more cost-effective way of hiring staff".

The most common reason we hear from businesses about why they don’t want to use a recruitment company is how much it will cost. We understand; we really do. In the current economic climate, everyone is watching what they spend. However, we truly believe that using a recruitment agency is a more cost-effective way of hiring staff. This is especially true when working with an experienced, long-standing agency like HB Group. At HB Group we have been successfully supplying quality staff to both State and Local Government departments and private organisations on the Darling Downs and surrounds for the past 25 years. 

"An advertisement for a basic administration position could easily receive 200 applications".

When doing your own recruiting, you have the apparent expenses such as advertising, the cost of staff time in screening, interviewing and reference checking applicants. Did you know, in the current employment market, an advertisement for a basic administration position could easily receive 200 applications? Imagine the time it would take for one of your staff to skim through all of those applications to check their suitability. And while that staff member is wading through resumes, who is performing the role they are actually paid to do?

Then there are the less obvious expenses. What if the candidate you select turns down your offer or they accept your offer and then decide that it’s not for them? What will it cost your company to go through that whole process again? 

"Our goal is always to find that elusive “best fit” by matching candidate skills and personality to the client environment". 

Over the years, HB Group has built relationships with both clients and candidates. We take the time to get to know our client’s businesses. We also take the time to understand our candidate’s motivators and aspirations. Our goal is always to find that elusive “best fit” by matching candidate skills and personality to the client environment. The relationships that we build with our candidates also means that we often know who may be passively looking for a new role, allowing us to present you with a perfect match that you may not otherwise find.

"A good recruitment agency will do much more than just provide you with a few resumes".

A good recruitment agency will do much more than just provide you with a few resumes. A good recruitment company can also offer additional benefits like market insights, compensation advice and salary surveys as well as assistance in defining the role being recruited, mediation between the client and candidate, and advocating for the client when that perfect candidate has a number of offers on the table. At HB Group, we are proud to be a holistic recruitment agency specialising in providing a number of add-on services such as HR Consulting, Outplacement, Payroll and Non-Accredited Training. All of these additional services can save you time and money when hiring a new recruit.

HB Group holds an extremely high temporary and permanent success rate and we are so confident in our service, that we provide a guarantee! So next time you’re in need of a new staff member, take the time to consider how much it would truly cost you to do the hiring…and then give us a call.

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