Whether it is a new startup with six to ten people or a fully functional company with operations and offices spanning across the globe, every company faces the challenges of recruitment.
Whether it is a new startup with six to ten people or a fully functional company with operations and offices spanning across the globe, every company faces the challenges of recruitment. Roughly a million people start their day in search of a job. And in India where we have such a huge demographic of young population, the challenge is even higher. India also has the highest percentage of the workforce in the world. So when you are looking for your desired candidate in a million professionals, it is like finding a needle in the haystack. Thus, the recruitment process indeed becomes very challenging.
Selecting the right kind of people for your organisation is a hassle. This is where the IT staffing services agency comes into play as they seek opportunities in your recruitment challenges and can ease your recruitment process to get you the best talent in the market. Some of the common challenges faced by IT staffing services agencies are:
Not much to choose from
There are indeed roughly one million job seekers, but the real question is how many of those one million job seekers can justify their talent to acquire a position in your company. You can screen them on the basis of tests and interviews. But interviewing candidates is a very lengthy and tedious process. Thus most of the companies try to eliminate as many candidates as possible in the initial rounds. This is one of the first checkpoints, where the problem arises. What if the candidate you rejected for further rounds would have been a perfect fit for your organisation? Or the candidate you selected is not able to produce the desired output and falls short on results. This is the very first challenge that IT staffing services agencies have to face in their daily operations and they try to overcome this challenge by screening as many candidates as they can. Mass recruitment drives and on-site job offers are some of the standard methods used by the recruitment agencies to curb this problem.
Is the candidate ready to assume the roles and responsibilities of the job?
The next challenge that most of the recruitment agencies and IT staffing service agencies face is the caliber and readiness of the candidate. You can organise as many drives as you want and select the candidates as per your preferences. Still, then you will have to weigh the selected candidates according to their readiness to adapt themselves to their new job responsibilities. Mostly the freshers hired by the companies that have no prior work experience need training. And not only freshers experienced professionals who have worked on a specific IT spectrum also require at least some level of basic training to get familiar with the technologies persistent in the new company. You will need to train the individuals and then measure their response to the training. A candidate leaving a job after the training period is a common scenario in the IT field.
Employees tend to switch jobs in hopes of getting better opportunities and salaries. This is common in most fields and in the IT field, this happens a lot. Most of the recently hired employees switch their jobs in the first six months itself. This affects the management of the company and questions the integrity of the recruitment process. Retaining employees is a challenge for many IT companies.
To grow your IT firm you need the support of your employees and to hire good employees you need a good IT staffing service agency.