Thursday, November 20, 2014

Government Recruitment: Thinking about hiring an HR Consultant? Why not?

In today's world, many managers have to cope with fewer resources and increasing workloads. Increasingly employee onboarding and retention are important but so too is the initial staffing process.

Hiring new staff through selection processes can be labour-intensive, complicated, and time-consuming for managers. Staffing a position or several positions can take many months.

Employees change jobs and/or are promoted often in government circles and in private sector organizations.

A structure staffing approach helps to ensure that managers can fill any vacant positions and get the right individuals.

Hiring consultants in the private sector to look after recruitment processes is common, less so in government. However, some government organizations have started (or have been) using them.

The main reason to use HR consulting is simply to save time.

But there are a number of other advantages:

  • Professional consultants can be chosen based on their qualifications, experience and competence as it relates to a particular assignment.
  • HR consultants work closely with managers advising them throughout the recruitment process and with public or private sector HR advisors to produce the most efficient and effective results.
  • HR consultants can develop new and innovative assessment tools, which are matched to the organization's requirements.
  • And HR consultants are impartial. Organizations requiring objective opinions are best served by a consultant who has no other ties to it. Results obtained by him or her are often more credible to candidates; they can be confident the consultant conducted a fair and equitable selection process for all applicants.

Y2CP has a wealth of experience conducting selection processes (and work style/leadership assessments) on behalf of both public and private sector organizations.

Need help with your recruitment processes? Simply contact the professionals at Y2CP.

Leaman Long, B.A., B.Ed.
HRM Consultant
Y2 Consulting Psychologists

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