Why outsourcing recruitment is a go-to solution for campus recruitment?


Mar 24, 2019

Why outsourcing recruitment is a go-to solution for campus recruitment?

Recruiting candidates from campus into a firm has become more challenging today than it was previously. With changing market trends and advancements in technology, traditional campus recruitment strategies may not fetch you the right candidates or help you hire a large number of students for various job openings in your organization. The recruiters are dependent on technology and efficient tools to carry out their campus drives since manual processes no longer give the desired results.

Even if the HR in a company adapts to using the latest recruitment tools or incorporates the right technology for conducting recruitment drives, they might not be able to hire the top talent from all the colleges they visit. This is because physically visiting all those far-off colleges during the recruitment season is highly impossible for the company and they would have to focus only on the ones that fit their travel budget. In this process, recruiters miss out on the opportunity of hiring top talent from those campuses and have to rely on a smaller talent pool.

In such cases, outsourcing recruitment to an experienced and professional team is a good solution to hire top talent from good colleges. While the recruitment team is at work on your behalf, conducting the recruitment drive and shortlisting candidates who are the right fit for your firm, you can focus on other processes such as training new candidates for their respective teams and completing all the onboarding formalities. Here are the major benefits of outsourcing recruitment to professional recruiters:

  • Reduces cost: It involves a lot of capital to advertise for the job, conduct background screening of candidates, implement an applicant tracking system, and use other recruitment technology to hire good students into the company. Also, the cost involved in traveling to campuses, the HR team’s time and the cost paid to the campus recruiting team is reduced. The HR may not be in a position to allocate funds for all these processes. In such cases, it is better to outsource the recruiting process to professionals and let them take care of the entire campus drive to avoid spending individually on every process.
  • HR can focus on core business activity: Outsourcing recruitment to hiring professionals allows HR to focus better on acting as business partners or take up a strategic role. Instead of travelling to far-off campuses to conduct campus drives, HR can create devote their attention to improving the business and making a mark in the market. This, by default, will attract more students to join the organization and contribute to enhancing its productivity.
  • Quality of candidates will improve: Since a recruiting agency will reach out to a large number of colleges and hire top candidates from various campuses, they create a large talent pool for the organization to rely on, thereby paving the way to hiring quality candidates into the firm. The talent pool comprises of only the top performers from different colleges.
  • Reduce time to hire: Outsourcing recruitment to professional recruiters helps save a lot of time for the organization. Planning and conducting a campus drive requires 3-4 months of dedicated time, and this may add an extra burden on the HR since they have to not only strategize the drive but also travel to different places to recruit students. With outsourcing, they can focus on other essential processes like training the shortlisted candidates, completing the onboarding processes for them, helping them settle down in the company’s environment, etc. Also, the time spent by the technical and business team in designing assessment and interview material is reduced as the campus recruiting team takes care of all the processes.
  • Increased talent pool: Outsourcing recruitment paves the way to covering more number of colleges which ultimately leads to hiring more candidates and creating an increased talent pool. A large talent pool is an added advantage to the company since they can hire students from this shortlisted talent pool if they require more candidates, instead of conducting a recruitment drive to meet the required numbers.
  • Increased probability of targeting the right college: Outsourcing recruitment helps the firm to reach out to more number of colleges, and this leads to creating an increased talent pool and hiring top candidates. Also, based on the required skills for the various job openings in the organization, the recruiting team targets the right colleges and hires students who match the desired criteria.
  • Diversify culture of the organization: Outsourcing recruitment leads to expanding the reach to colleges pan India and also paves the way to hire candidates from different cultural and educational backgrounds. This helps in diversifying the company culture and also leads to building a strong team.
  • Streamline recruitment process: The entire recruitment cycle gets streamlined when recruitment is outsourced to professionals. This is because, the recruiting team meticulously plans everything and executes all the processes conducted in a campus drive. They are solely dedicated to the recruitment process which helps them to reach out to more number of colleges, augment a larger talent pool and find the right talent for the company. Therefore, recruiting professionals take care of all the processes involved in a campus drive.
  • Conduct parallel drives: A company can conduct parallel drives if it outsources the campus recruitment process to a professional team. This is because, while the outsourced team is busy conducting assessment tests and filtering out the best candidates for the interview rounds, internally, the HR can focus on interviewing and shortlisting top talent for the company.
  • Reduce the cost of assessments: Outsourcing the recruitment process leads to evaluating more candidates in a short span of time. Since the recruiting agency prepares the assessment tests to evaluate all the required skill set for the job profile, the company does not have to seek help from other third-party agencies for designing customized assessment tests for students, thereby saving a lot of expenses.

If you plan to outsource your campus recruitment drive, reach out to Pod.ai since the team can not only conduct the drive efficiently but also help you shortlist the best candidates for your company. The team uses the latest tools and technology for hiring purposes and can help you on board top talent into your firm in an efficient manner. Visit the Pod.ai website at https://pod.ai/employers to learn more about the team and its services.


Mar 24, 2019

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