Finding a new member for your risk management team can be a very difficult proposition. If your internal resources are limited, it is likely that you have considered outsourcing the task to an external recruiting company. This is the solution that many companies end up using. A recruiting company will often be able to locate better candidates and do it faster than another method such as placing advertisements on online job boards. However, before you jump into the process with a recruiting company, here are some things to consider.
Determine What Sort Of Hire You Need: Temp Or Perm
The first thing you need to do is decide what sort of hire you want to make. Is this a temporary employee that you only need for a contract-length period of time? Will this be a temp-to-perm situation? Or are you going to go the route of direct hire and bring them on immediately? There are advantages and drawbacks to each one. If you decide to go the temp route, you will be able to test out whether or not the employee is the right fit before making a permanent hire. However, some people are hesitant about taking a temporary job, so that does rule out some candidates. If you go the perm route, you will often be able to find people who are already working in one company and would be tempted to switch jobs, but only for a full-time, permanent job. This approach makes more candidates available.
Make Sure The Recruiting Company Specializes In Risk Management
The next thing that you need to do is find a recruiting firm that specializes in risk management. Not all recruiting companies handle the same specialty. Some places focus on tech recruiting, while others focus on medical staffing. It won't help your cause to contact a firm that has recruiters skilled in finding nurses or physical therapists if you need someone who is in risk management. So, it is important that you have a conversation with the principals at the recruiting firm and possibly even ask for references.
Check Out The Terms Of Their Contract
Finally, you will want to check out the terms of the contract. The most important things to review are the terms of payment and the fee. The terms of payment will include a guarantee period. This is vital when you are hiring on a perm basis. You want to make sure that should the person you hired quit after a few days, you will be entitled to a replacement. The fee is oftentimes a percentage of the person's salary. So, you will want to know what percentage they expect you to pay. This can determine if you want to proceed with the firm.
Reach out to risk management recruiting companies to learn more.