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The challenges of expanding your business

The challenges of expanding your business and how Page Outsourcing may provide the answers

Expanding your business is always an exciting time, growth into new markets and the expansion of your operation can be the result of years of hard work and ensure the long-term future of your business. However, it also comes with risk; the recruitment of the right professionals to take your business to the next level is something you need to get right. Finding the right skills, at the right levels, in the right locations and in sufficient numbers to support your intended expansion, can be very challenging. It may be that it provides a recruitment challenge which your existing approach is not set up to accommodate for, this is where the Page Outsourcing approach can add true value.
 

How Project Outsourcing from PageGroup can help

At its core, Page Outsourcing is designed to deliver a specific project or minimum required volume of hires. We assume responsibility for the recruitment lifecycle needs of certain key areas of your company. It’s our most agile offering, yet still fully tailored to you and your key business objectives. Short-term and project specific, these projects highlight the depth of talent we can call on to meet your project indicators. 
 
The end-to-end service, which utilises the resources of the three key PageGroup brands is completely scalable based on requirements, identifies the best available shortlist of talent quickly and to an agreed budget. The benefits are numerous but where you are expanding your operation a few stand out: 
 

Scale and scope of resources

Any expansion will require new skills, experiences and competencies. Often an expansion is conceived with new positions and new skills built in and its success will rely on the ability to bring the right people in. These barriers are easily mitigated by the scale and scope of the resources available under the Page Outsourcing method. We utilise the wide-scale resources of PageGroup’s three key brands, Page Executive, Michael Page and Page Personnel. You’ll benefit from the knowledge, systems and expertise gained from over four decades in recruitment and 6,000 recruitment consultants globally; whilst only having to communicate with one dedicated resourcing partner. Your Page Outsourcing project leader will ensure you get the best out of our resources, in the most efficient time.
 
Whether you are relocating, expanding or moving into new markets, local marketing intelligence is key to your business growth. In partnership with leading market-analysts Innovantage, our market mapping service will allow you to analyse local recruitment markets. Through innovative data analytics, we can review the volume of jobs being advertised by city, town or region, ranked by discipline, the average salary being offered by job family and which local organisations are recruiting in which functions. 
 

Access to candidates at all levels

Another challenge which often comes up during an expansion is that hires may be needed across different levels. You are likely to be making hires at a mix of entry level, managerial and senior roles, all at the same time. This can put a heavy burden onto typical recruitment methodologies and risks stretching capacity beyond the breaking point. The result of this is less resource and time spent on each hire, less scrutiny of applications, less engagement with candidates and ultimately less chance of hiring the best people. 
 

Reduced time-to-hire

One if the single greatest barriers to a cost-effective recruitment process is an inflated time-to-hire. Poorly managed recruitment inevitably increases time-to-hire as interviews drag on and good candidates are snapped up by the competition. This can lead to a lot of wasted time and money with little to show but vacant job roles. This is an expense in time and money that organisations can ill afford, even less when an investment has already been made into an expansion. The Page Outsourcing model puts robust processes in place to mitigate these delays and ultimately secure the best talent in the quickest possible time, all based on your individual circumstances.
 

Building and utilising your Employee Value Proposition (EVP)

The employee value proposition remains one of the strongest tools available to any organisation looking to build their team. A good outsourcing provider can help to both define your EVP and more importantly, sell it to potential hires. This involves developing a keen understanding of your organisation, your values and priorities, your message and what makes it a great place to work. With an expansion, this can be an opportunity to sell the vision you have for the future of the business. This can then be translated to candidates the best candidates - often the key factor in their decision to take on a new role.
 
If you would be interested in learning more about a bespoke Page Outsourcing solution, please get in touch for a completely non-obligatory talk with one of our team.
 
Dale Hampshire
Business Development Director, Page Outsourcing
T: 0114 270 3752