IT recruiting can help your business find the best possible IT hires.

Many companies have trouble figuring out whether they need outside help with their IT recruiting. Sure, recruiting is hard work, and it takes a lot of time and know-how, but isn't it better to handle IT recruiting in-house than to pay someone else to do it?

In many cases, the answer to this question is a firm "no." But how can you tell when your business needs IT recruiting help in order to function at its best? Here are some signs to look for.

When Your Workflow is Interrupted

For many businesses, the IT department is foundational to keeping the business running smoothly. Without IT support and development of systems for optimal functioning, other departments will be less productive or experience delays in their workflow while they wait for needed systems to come online.

When the IT department head is spending large amounts of time in the hiring process, it has two negative effects. First, the need for IT hiring indicates that the department is short-staffed, which means important and necessary work--sometimes company-wide--will be delayed or may not get done at all. Second, the quality of work may suffer if the IT manager is putting lots of energy into hiring rather than supervision of the department, or if employees are working lots of overtime (which can also drive up costs).

When Hiring Fails

There are many components to successful hiring, and when your business's hiring staff don't have all of them firmly in hand, they usually fail to make good hires at least some of the time. The end result when hiring fails is that the hires are not retained, which means starting the process all over again.

Using the expertise of an IT recruiter can lead to higher retention rates and better quality hires, which will benefit the entire business and may be well worth the recruiter's fees. Onboarding a new employee can cost thousands of dollars in initial paperwork and training hours, which needs to be repeated when an employee isn't retained. It may very well be that an IT recruiter pays for himself or herself in cost savings by bringing in more successful hires.

It can be difficult to figure out when your business needs recruiting help.

When Hiring is Chaotic and Haphazard

If your hiring process is less than organized, it will cause problems for just about everyone who deals with it, not to mention turning off potential employees in the process. IT recruiters have systems in place to streamline every step of the process, from posting the job on multiple sites to screening resumes to automated onboarding systems that cut down on paperwork and training time. Automation brings with it organization, which makes the process calmer and less stressful.

Give your IT and hiring staff the help it needs to make successful IT hires by using GDH Consulting to help handle your IT hiring process. Contact us for more information and to find out what we can do to improve your IT recruiting process.