In today’s job market, it can be tough to distinguish what exactly you’re seeking as an employer. Hours and hours of time go into finding the perfect job listing platform, comparing qualifications, and researching companies to see if you or the candidate are a good fit. If you’re someone who likes to skip the added stresses of submitting and reading through applications, resumes and cover letters, hiring assistance may just be the best route for you.
Recruiters and HR Managers can really come in handy in times like these especially if you’re a business seeking new candidates. Although the two of these terms are very similar, knowing the difference between them may be helpful in deciding which would be the most beneficial for your current search.
In House HR
An HR Manager is someone who is hired directly to a company and works in house every day. They handle the interviewing and hiring process of new employees in their company; they also manage employee benefits, salaries, and overall happiness. HR Managers are familiar with the company culture and the types of people who work there which can be helpful in the search for a new employee. On the other hand, most companies’ turnover rates do not allow for a frequent need to utilize resources in finding new employees, and it is just one of their responsibilities.
An outsourced recruiter is someone who is hired by a company, usually as an independent contractor or a partner business, who will actively scope out qualified candidates to fill an open position within the company it was hired. They use their resources, experience and established networks to find someone with the appropriate skill set for the company they’re partnering with. The difference is that recruiters do this on a day-to-day basis. Their primary job function narrows in on finding the right candidates for jobs and they do it on a very consistent basis.