Why Use a Private Employment Agency No HR department firm lacks recruiting and

Why use a private employment agency no hr department

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Why Use a Private Employment Agency?No HR department: firm lacks recruiting and screening capabilities to attract a pool of qualified applicants.To fill a particular opening quickly.To attract more minority or female applicants.To reach currently employed individuals who are more comfortable dealing with agencies than competing companies.To reduce internal time devoted to recruiting.“Try it before you Buy it”16Lussier and Hendon, Fundamentals of Human Resource Management. © 2017, SAGE Publications.
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Ten Test Rule for ContractorsDO NOT:1.Train your contingent workers. Ask their staffing agency to handle training.2.Negotiate the pay rate of your contingent workers. The agency should set pay.3.Coach or counsel a contingent worker on his/her job performance. Instead, call the person’s agency and request that it do so.4.Negotiate a contingent worker’s vacations or personal time off. Direct the worker to his or her agency.5.Routinely include contingent workers in your company’s employee functions.6.Allow contingent workers to utilize facilities intended for employees.7.Let managers issue company business cards, nameplates, or employee badges to contingent workers without HR and legal approval.8.Let managers discuss harassment or discrimination issues with contingent workers.9.Discuss job opportunities and the contingent worker’s suitability for them directly. Instead, refer the worker to publicly available job postings.10.Terminate a contingent worker directly. Contact the agency to do so.17Lussier and Hendon, Fundamentals of Human Resource Management. © 2017, SAGE Publications.
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External Recruiting: AdvantagesAvoids creating or perpetuating resistance to changeFinds individuals with complex skill sets who are not available internallyLowers training costs by hiring someone with the requisite skillsIncreases organizational diversity18Lussier and Hendon, Fundamentals of Human Resource Management. © 2017, SAGE Publications.
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External Recruiting: DisadvantagesDisruption of introducing different ways of operatingTakes more time and training costsMay adversely affect current employees’ motivation and satisfaction due to a perceived inability to move up in the organizationExternal hires have no history with the firm19Lussier and Hendon, Fundamentals of Human Resource Management. © 2017, SAGE Publications.
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Challenges and Constraints in RecruitingBudgetary Constraints Policy Constraints and Organizational Image Job Characteristics and Realistic Job Previews (RJP)The Recruiter – Candidate Interaction 20Lussier and Hendon, Fundamentals of Human Resource Management. © 2017, SAGE Publications.
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Exhibit 5-2: Evaluation of Recruiting Programs21Lussier and Hendon, Fundamentals of Human Resource Management. © 2017, SAGE Publications.
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