Recruiting for talent is time consuming. Trust me. I used to spend a huge portion of my day recruiting but it was well worth it.
Good people are really hard to find and increasingly hard to tempt to your workplace. They are in demand and hence often take extra leg work to get them for an interview – let alone get them on board.
However, over time recruitment becomes easier and quicker, especially if you take recruitment really seriously and work on building a large network and a multi-threaded approach to recruitment (more coming soon).
Or of course you could throw lots of money at a series of recruiters and chance that. In my experience using a small group of recruiters who excel at finding good candidates, and using your own network is the best way.
Recruiting is hard work and it is time consuming so as you embark on hiring people don’t expect it to happen overnight.
It can take months before that elusive candidate turns up so don’t start your recruitment process the day before you need someone.
Or you could just throw money at recruiters. But trust me, some of the best employees have come through my own network and a small select number of recruiters.