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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