Times have changed and so have the needs of Businesses. There was a period when there were limited business interests and spheres, searching new talent did not require much due diligence and most of the hiring was either into secretarial, accounting, legal, marketing, administration and a few in soft and hard skills.
In the last decade the business patterns have evolved tremendously and so have the consumer behaviors, stretching the employment environment to a new and organized regime. Now most business owners are looking at hiring talent which is specific to the needs of there business. It has also been noticed that the new challenge of competitive hiring due to dearth of similar manpower has brought tremendous increase in the cost of popular talent.
To ensure that the business interests are not compromised, every business promoter runs through challenges to ensure that they have adequate human resources when targets and orders are sourced and delivered.
Most of the businesses take help from the print Media, Online job sites, placement agencies etc but it is still a tedious task to source, search, interview and hire the right people. All the above mentioned mediums generate inward data which is often irrelevant. The best method which tested in a long time is to hire through referrals. This method irradiates most of the hiring costs and the people you hire can be mentored in a much better way. You should also look for companies which can help you in getting the most filtered resume databases whenever you have an urgent or consistent demands.
The HR department or the owners immediate management team should ensure that each critical position is analysed and adequate data for every position is compiled well in time to avoid last minute hiring as that causes a panic like situation which in tern increases time and cost implications.