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5 Signs You Need A Recruitment Consultant

When You Just Need Recruiting Help

Leigh Gillatt  •  Recruitment Articles

5 Signs You Need A Recruitment Consultant

While you may be the captain of the ship that is your business, your employees are the sails, pushing you from one great opportunity to the next.

Hiring a weak or 'bad fit' employee can seriously hinder your company’s progress and make thing difficult for the rest of your team who are trying to succeed.

If you just don’t have the time to perform the recruitment process yourself or you’re considering using a recruiting service, here are a few tell-tale signs that you’re ready for a our services here at Diverse Employment.

1. Hiring Mishaps

Whether they’re a friend of the family or just a long term acquaintance, there will come a time when you are persuaded to hire someone for reasons other than their skills and ideal personality fit with that of your current team.

While this may work out on the odd one or two occasions, most of the time candidates need to possess a certain skill set to get the job done.

If a worker is ill-equipped, he or she will likely be overwhelmed by his or her duties and could repeatedly make mistakes, costing your business its clients and of course the all important profits.

You may like to read our article on how to attract the top candidates.

2. Continual Staff Conflicts

An employee's job skill set isn’t the only thing you should assess when considering additional candidates. Short tempered or difficult workers are a major hindrance to your other employees.

Personality clashes make for a stressful and distracting work environment.

Outbursts at each other and office gossip can make it hard for even the ‘toughest skinned’ employees to focus on their work.

If you don’t deal with it immediately, other employees may consider this behaviour as harassment. And that could lead to a costly game of legal issues.

3. Constant Staff Turnover

It has been stated based on research that the cost to a business for replacing a departing staff member can be anything up to £30,614. Staff turnover costs British businesses at least £4.13bn every year due to bad hires.

Whether an employee quits or is fired, a poor retention rate often means you’re not studying your candidates well enough before you hire them. Every failed hire that leaves your company walks away with a portion of your profits.

This could be avoided using better equipped and trained outsourced recruitment services.

4. Too Much Time Spent on Performance Management

While keeping tabs on performance is one aspect of a manager’s job, you shouldn’t need to constantly 'micro-manage your employees'.

Your role as a manager is to hire individuals who can do the job without ongoing oversight.

Whether it’s lack of skill, poor behaviour or some combination thereof, constantly meeting with workers to address performance issues takes up hours that would otherwise be devoted to work ‘on your business’.

5. Falling Sales Figures

Although you may be inclined to blame the economy; which to a degree can be the case, when it comes to declining sales however, you could actually be pointing the finger in the wrong direction.

Employees who lack enthusiasm and product/service knowledge aren’t going to be convincing when it comes to selling your product, it’ll be their competitors within the market that are more likely to close the sale with customers.

If your sales team aren’t knowledgeable about your product/service or motivated to sell it, how are they going to influence consumers to buy?

The only way to find the right sales team is to hire the right sales people.


There is a fine art to recruiting. It’s a painstaking process that requires true diligence — something many business owners don’t have the time for due to their often obscenely busy workloads.

Knowing how vital it is to their business, more and more companies have started outsourcing their hiring duties to Diverse Employment as their trusted recruitment partner.

This has proven to be of great benefit to them, not just in easing their workloads, but in the financial savings its made to their businesses from:
a) A reduced staff turnover point of view thanks to better hires,
but also
b) Reduced recruiting process costs that using a recruitment service represents.

Many of them have even written great testimonials about their experiences using our services which are freely available to anyone to read.

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