Understanding The Demands Of Facilities Management Recruitment
Open jobs can be a nightmare if you’re the one responsible for trying to fill them. As a result, it’s important to understand what facilities management recruitment truly entails. From creating a job description to posting the listing for the job, it’s all about finding the right candidate. Unfortunately, finding the right candidate can take you a lot longer than you may have.
Before you can focus on facilities management recruitment, you need to focus on the details of the position you’re recruiting for. Create a job description that entails everything you want out of that facility manager. Then, you are ready to create a posting so that others know whether they qualify or not.
Facilities management recruitment truly starts with where you decide to post your listing. This can be done online, offline, internally and with various industry-related publications. You can post with all of the above or just a few. The more places you post the open job, the more applicants you will get.
Once the CVs start pouring in, you will need to go through them relatively quickly. The faster you act, the better chance you have of seizing up the most qualified before another company finds them and presents them with a job offer. The average person looking for work is submitting multiple applications at a time.
The act of going through these CVs is what makes facilities management recruitment a nightmare. You may have thousands of applicants looking to fill the position. It is for this reason that many companies choose to hire a recruitment company to handle the process. This way it’s professional recruiters going through the CVs, not you.
Professional recruiters can go through the CVs faster, making piles of the hopefuls and rejects quickly. The reason is because they have the experience doing it. It’s what they do on a daily basis. They will have reviewed your expectations for the position and can therefore tell by looking at the education and experience headlines of a CV who is and isn’t able to handle the job.
Facilities management recruitment is a time consuming task because even once the CVs are sorted, there is a fairly large pile of hopefuls that have met the basic qualifications of the job. The only way to narrow that down to a more manageable number is to dig deeper. This means looking up references, conducting background checks and bringing them in for a preliminary interview.
Understanding the demands of recruitment will help you decide if it’s something you want to do on your own or pass off to a professional recruiting company. Many companies decide to pass it off because of the time savings they will receive from doing so.
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Peter Forshaw BA Hons
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