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On-demand Recruiting Services (ODRS)

On-demand recruiting services (ODRS) provide short-term specialized recruiting assistance to support specific projects without the expense of retaining traditional search firms. They are recruiters who are paid by the hour or project, instead of a percentage fee. For example, when the human resource manager for a biotech firm had to hire several dozen people with scientific degrees and experience in pharmaceuticals, she decided an ODRS firm was her best option. A traditional recruiting firm might charge 20% to 80% of each hire’s salary, a prohibitive amount for a small company. The ODRS firm charged by time, rather than per hire. It handled recruiting and prescreening, and left the client with a shortlist of qualified candidates.

Generally, On-demand recruiting services (ODRS) provide the following services through their program:

  • Sourcing from client/internal database, job boards, online job portals, search engines, industry-specific groups, and social networking sites.
  • Contacting the applicants via phone and email.
  • Phone screening for ensuring the applicants meet the client requirements and skills, work authorization, years of experience, salary/rates, and the like.
  • Collecting essential details such as availability, relocation, and other required information.
  • Routing the information to the onsite contact point for submission.
  • Scheduling phone, video, and face-to-face interviews.
  • Introducing new offers.

On-demand recruiting services (ODRS) are becoming popular day by day because:

  • Saves money per hire.
  • Easy short-term contracts.
  • Scalable and flexible.
  • Proactive pipelining of suitable and qualified candidates till the clients find the right hire
  • Accountability through short-term performance metrics against target hiring goals.
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