Implementing a full cycle recruiting strategy helps staffing companies to hire better-quality candidates by removing the bottlenecks from the recruiting process and making it more efficient. A full cycle recruiting process ensures greater accountability during the recruitment process and eliminates communication gaps, thereby saving money, lowering cost of hiring, and enhancing the quality of hire.
A full life cycle recruiting refers to an end-to-end recruitment process that takes care of every aspect of the hiring process. It starts from the initial stage of identifying the hiring requirements and includes recruiting activities such as creating vacancies, writing job descriptions, posting on job sites, sourcing and screening candidates, and concludes at the last stage of onboarding the selected candidate.
Full cycle recruitment is handled by a dedicated full-cycle recruiter or a separate full-cycle recruiting agency. Many staffing and recruitment agencies outsource the full cycle recruiting process to offshore RPO companies for the many benefits outsourced recruitment offers. One of the most prominent benefits of outsourcing full cycle recruiting is improving hiring efficiency and finding better candidates. Before we discuss how outsourcing helps improve the hiring process and what benefits staffing agencies get by hiring offshore recruiters, let’s understand the different stages of a full life cycle recruiting process.
There are six stages of an end-to-end recruitment process, and each stage has significance for hiring the right employee. The different stages are:
The first step of the recruiting process, preparing, includes all activities related to identifying the job vacancy and preparing for the search. The preparation stage helps the recruiters outline and define the requirements for the open position and decide on what qualification they are looking for in an ideal candidate. The next step is to create a compelling job description describing the role and the qualifications most suited to fill the role. This is a crucial stage of the recruitment life cycle as it helps to attract the right talent for the open position.
Sourcing candidates involves posting job descriptions on job boards and portals to access potential candidates. Talent sourcing can be done through many channels, including:
The third stage of full cycle recruiting is screening candidates, which refers to the process of going through the applications, screening resumes and identifying the right candidates for the next stage. This is often time-consuming; each resume needs to be reviewed carefully and may also involve a telephone round of interviews initially.
Once the candidates are screened, the selection process begins, which includes interviewing the shortlisted candidates. To prepare for the interview stage, recruiters must have a list of questions for the candidates that will help them assess the candidates based on their skills and suitability for the current role.
This stage requires choosing the candidate after conducting interviews and making them a job offer. It is important to go over the detailed terms of hiring, including the salary, working hours, and other conditions, before making the official job offer to the selected candidate. Negotiations are also part of this stage, making it a very sensitive stage of the full cycle recruiting process.
The final stage of the end-to-end recruitment process is onboarding the new employee. Onboarding typically involves introducing the new employee to the team, training and orientation, and welcoming them to the team, so the employee decides to stay long-term.
Outsourcing full cycle recruitment helps carry out every stage as a specialized recruitment function and provides a great employee experience. The recruiting requirements of staffing agencies vary from time to time, depending upon market fluctuations and hiring demand. Staffing agencies may be unable to meet high-volume hiring requirements due to understaffing issues or a lack of quality recruiters. Outsourcing full cycle recruiting helps staffing agencies overcome all such challenges and derive many other benefits, such as:
A positive candidate experience clearly and directly impacts the company’s image in the job market. Personalized communications with dedicated recruiters can create favorable candidate experiences. Outsourcing the full cycle recruiting process to offshore recruitment agencies is a great way to establish better relationships with candidates and improve candidate engagement through the 360-degree recruitment process.
Outsourcing the full life cycle recruiting benefits staffing agencies looking for flexible RPO solutions. Recruitment outsourcing companies can help achieve scalability in business and add the much-needed flexibility to increase or decrease hiring requirements according to business fluctuations and market conditions.
One of the prime reasons for staffing companies to outsource full cycle recruitment is to reduce their hiring costs. Outsourcing recruitment processes to RPO companies can significantly reduce staffing costs by saving money on sourcing candidates, headhunting, posting on job boards, and losses due to employee turnover resulting from poor-quality hiring.
Outsourcing recruitment helps improve the quality of hires and helps to find the best-fit candidates for an open position. It can be difficult for hiring managers working on multiple projects at a time to go through all details and find the best-fit candidates. However, an outsourced full cycle recruiter conducts a detailed search to match the required education and experience required for a vacancy, allowing to improve hiring quality.
Hire dedicated offshore recruiters to take care of your full cycle recruiting process with the best RPO company and benefit from up to 50% cost savings. QX Global Group is a business process management company that offers exclusive recruitment outsourcing services for staffing companies in the UK and the US with offshore and nearshore delivery centers in India and Mexico. Learn more about our full cycle recruitment outsourcing services by connecting with us for a free consultation call today.
Originally published Nov 10, 2022 12:11:04, updated Feb 05 2024