6 Reasons Why You Need to Outsource Recruiting

Posted December 18, 2015 in Hiring Tips by Elizabeth Tischer

1. You are Having Trouble Finding Great Candidates

Yes, even in this economy organizations are having trouble finding the right people to fill their open positions. No, they don't always have this problem because they are being too picky or because they want to pay a lower-than-standard salary. If the organization is serious about finding great candidates and getting those positions filled, then they may outsource their recruiting to source candidates in more places, to improve their employment branding, and/or work on the job descriptions for these positions.

2. Its Taking Time & Resources Away from the Core Business

Not everyone is in the hiring and recruiting business, and even though most companies have some sort of recruiting function, sometimes it could take away from a business' core. This is especially true for smaller companies, who might not necessarily have someone on staff to just work on recruiting. Here, outsourced recruiting helps them by allowing a consultant or a provider to do what they do best without taking away from what the rest of the company does best.

3. You Need to Reduce Their Turnover Rates

The turnover rate is the percentage of new hires that leave within a designated period, say the first month or two of the position. A high turnover rate can hurt a company's bottom line, and is often a sign that there are bigger problems with the company's recruiting functions, problems that aren't necessarily fixed by increasing the salary or by doing a better job interviewing (although, both might help). In this case, an organization may outsource its recruiting to a recruitment process outsourcing firm to reduce the turnover rate as well as fix those bigger problems.

4. It Levels the Playing Field

Start-ups and smaller companies will outsource their recruiting because they don't have the resources in-house to keep up with larger competitors. By outsourcing, they can level the playing field and not have to worry about losing good talent because the competitor did a better job of selling the position or offering better benefits.

5. Your Current Recruiting Functions are Out of Control

Companies who are on the fast track, or face seasonal cycles, often have recruiting functions that are tough to handle. Fast-growing companies are having a hard time keeping up with their hiring and recruiting, while those that are seasonal may need to hire many people very quickly, only for the rest of the year to be slower. Outsourced recruiting helps these companies handle the fluctuations, or could serve as a temporary solution to a temporary problem.

6. You Need to Cut Costs

Companies outsource recruiting to reduce their costs, whether that's labor costs, capital costs, or perhaps costs from the previous reasons. Perhaps, unfortunately, they can't justify the staff anymore. Or, the company has already spent too much money on headhunters and recruiting fees that they're looking for another way. Maybe the organization didn't do a good job of creating a standardized approach to hiring, so outsourcing will provide the organization needed.

Keep in mind that outsourcing your recruiting is different from outsourcing your human resources, as the latter may include benefits, compensation, employee and labor relations, and legal issues as well as the recruiting. Although outsourcing your recruiting to a recruitment process outsourcing firm includes a cursory look and a revision of those aspects, outsourced recruiting typically looks at the hiring process from sourcing great candidates to the new employee onboarding process.


Why use Duet Recruiting?


What is the most effective way to build a high capacity, sustainable workforce in the pulp and paper industry?  Our approach to recruiting is to identify uniquely qualified candidates who will add value to the client’s business right away.  We focus on Quality vs. Cost, understanding that the cost of a bad hire goes far beyond mere dollar signs.  This philosophy guides us as we match candidates skills set and education with our clients’ needs. 

Mission & Beliefs

At Duet Recruiting, we will…

  • Locate and place the best possible candidates for each position our clients entrust to us
  • Develop and nurture a strong relationship with each of our clients to understand the value most needed by them as the industry changes
  • Combine best-in-class recruiting practices and continuous training to provide and exceptional level of service to each client and candidate

We believe…

  • That all humans have the power and the right to be happy
  • That people who are passionate about their jobs contribute the most to the companies they work for, as well as to their families and their communities.
  • That our clients deserve the best and brightest individuals to fulfill their companies’ needs while contributing to the distinct and positive culture developed in each of those companies.


The impacts of quality performers are able to increase productivity by 40-49%!


How do we Achieve Success?

Predictive Hiring

A new approach to finding candidates who will succeed in your organization.

Duet Recruiting understands that hiring is a risky business that poor decisions will lead to staggering costs and regrets.   Employers need to select those candidates who will succeed in and stay with the organization.  Studies have shown a direct link between an organization proficiency in acquiring talent and its ability to execute its bus9iss strategy.

 46% of all new hires fail within 18 months 

The trick is to dig below the surface (what you see in resumes and interviews and really determine whether the candidate has what it takes to be successful in a particular job within the organization.  Particularly:

  • Professionalism
  • Competencies
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving adaptability
  • Personal Value commitment


89% of new hires fail because of attitudinal reasons not for lack of skill


Duet Recruiting is taking this Predictive Hiring to a new level that no one else in the Pulp and Paper Recruiting Market is doing. 



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