If you’re struggling right now to achieve your hiring goals—and who isn’t these days—it might make sense to work with a recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) firm like AG Global Services. What are some of the common signs that it’s time to leave this work to the professionals? How can an RPO like AG Globe Services help your business?
Common Signs You Need to Outsource Recruiting
Hiring is always a moving target. If you’re not hitting the bullseye, it’s a good sign that you need help from a professional services firm like AG Globe Services. When your hiring needs increase, how is your recruiting team keeping up? Do they rely strictly on resume submissions? If that’s the case, you may have noticed that the one key performance indicator of your recruiting team is off-kilter. We’re talking about the time between a job requisition and onboarding. How’s your time to hire these days?
Another sign you should consider an RPO is when your diversity goals are not being met. Building bridges with underrepresented groups for your organization is not a fast or easy process. For obvious reasons, diversifying your organization is a key metric internally. But almost every candidate out there today considers your efforts to diversify as a selling point. Diversifying your teams is important for brand building and attracting high-quality talent. An RPO can help you achieve all of these goals.
What about your technology? Today, RPOs use a lot of it, from computer automation and chatbot to texting and the latest applicant tracking systems. If your organization is failing to keep up with the latest tech trends in recruiting, your candidate experience is likely a poor one. That means you’ll have a more difficult time attracting top talent.
If you have a full-time recruiting team, and many organizations do not, are turnovers in these positions a problem? That’s a red flag that something is terribly wrong within your recruiting workflow. Of course, this also could harm your time to hire.
Benefits of an RPO
Many companies split the HR function by adding in their recruiting responsibilities. This means that recruiting will, in fact, always be the afterthought before other HR-type functions. Today’s intensely competitive markets require constant effort to build networks, particularly in those hard-to-fill roles in engineering, healthcare, accounting, and others that require highly specialized skills. That’s problematic for human resource teams who rarely have the kind of time they need to build relationships within highly specialized industry niches. This leaves them only with a reactive approach to filling recruiting needs. That is something that simply will not net you the best talent in most markets today.
That’s exactly where an RPO can help your business. RPO partnerships allow you to outsource network building, sourcing, and hiring to industry experts that have years in the field. Firms like AG Globe Services bring the top tech along with deeply diverse networks we’ve spent years building. Reach out to our team today to learn more about your options.
MSPs: Your IT team may love them or hate them. But when it comes to outsourcing, there is no better partner to manage your technology infrastructures. (Especially if you don’t even have an IT team to begin with.) This article will help you understand the MSP model, the benefits, and the myths surrounding working with these companies.
What is an MSP?
MSP stands for managed service provider. Tech Target defines MSP as, “a third-party company that remotely manages a customer’s information technology (IT) infrastructure and end-user systems.” Thanks to the internet, and software-as-a-service models, MSP companies have proliferated as a service category. In fact, you can find MSPs in almost every type of IT from data storage to security. There are also MSPs that provide HR solutions, such as managing a contingent workforce, as well as benefits and payroll MSPs—to name a few categories.
There are more than 40,000 MSPs in North America by the latest count, and this service model continues across vertical markets in finance, legal, healthcare, and manufacturing—to name a few. Today you can find an MSP to handle your remote devices or your on-premise printers, your dev ops, or even your multi-cloud environments.
For small companies, MSPs allow the same level of IT support that big companies benefit from—without breaking the budget on hiring a resource in-house. That’s just one of the benefits of working with an MSP. But are there drawbacks? It turns out there are more myths about MSPs than you might imagine. Let’s break them down.
Myth #1: An MSP won’t care about your infrastructure as much as an in-house employee would so the quality of the IT service will degrade.
The opposite is true here. MSPs focus on one subset of IT and they become expert at managing it effectively. These technical experts are more likely to stay up to date on the latest changes to the technology so they can remain top of mind with potential clients. A Cisco study showed that the typical MSP increases the efficiency of their clients by 60%. Does that sound like they don’t care about your business?
Myth #2: Your data will be at risk with a third-party MSP vendor.
One cyber hack could put even the biggest MSP out of business. These companies have a vested interest in keeping your data safe. That’s why these vendors stay current on the latest security measures to ensure that a data breach never occurs on any network they manage. This includes the tricky area of access and device management, which has been so worrisome as many of our workers are now remote.
Myth #3: MSPs are more expensive than hiring talent in-house.
An MSP brings a team of experts to bear on managing your IT infrastructure or a subset of your technology tools. There is plenty of data out there to debunk this myth. One study listed the savings when using an MSP at 15% over hiring someone in-house; other studies list an even higher number. Help Net Security reports, “68% of SMB and mid-market business executives believe working with an MSP helps them stay ahead of their competition.” They also say the number one reason many companies choose to work with these third-party vendors is to cut costs.
AG Globe Services is a leading MSP that can handle your temporary staffing services. Our team can monitor and manage the host of staffing agencies your firm uses, carefully controlling costs and the quality of your contingent workforce. Get in touch with our team to find out learn more about the real benefits of our services.