Introducing Elastic Recruiting
Editors Note: This is a guest post written by Michael Overell - Cofounder and CEO at RecruitLoop
Today, we’re excited to introduce Elastic Recruiting – expert hiring support that stretches with your needs and budget. Fundamentally, Elastic Recruiting is expert recruiters, on demand, billed hourly. These expert independent (read: rockstar) recruiters will help you with as little or as much of the recruitment process as you need, and you won’t have to pay an astronomical fee to get the right candidates in the door. Granted, we’re in the business of recruiting, but we really believe that recruiting shouldn’t be painful. Or obscenely expensive. (Seriously, what’s up with those huge fees for what could be very little work but you wouldn’t know because the whole darn process is a black box? Yikes!) And we discovered this for ourselves, since we were all hiring managers or recruiters before we got to RecruitLoop. To paraphrase a certain US president, we’ve felt your pain. Heck, that’s why we started the company.
What can our rockstar recruiters help you with?
We’ve unbundled the recruitment process by breaking it down into stages so that you can decide where you’d like to plug in our expert recruiters (and you can read about them in much more detail at our Elastic Recruiting page):
It’s easy to forget that you need to scope your role in order to get the best fit for your team. You need to find out what other companies are doing to solve the types of problems you need to solve, and what they’re paying the problem-solvers. This phase is where you (or a recruiter you love) do market research and mapping, create a performance profile, and finally end up with a job description.
Once you understand your needs and have a great job description, sourcing is your next task. Finding active and passive candidates who fit your needs and ending up with a shortlist can be the most difficult part of the recruitment process. There are recruiters out there with almost ninja-like abilities to attract the active candidates and approach the passive candidates to build you out a shortlist of killer candidates.
Where sourcing is tough, screening can be long and exhausting. You have a shortlist, but are they truly qualified? Do they have the right skills? Can you quickly find out via a phone screen or video interviewwhether they might fit? When you have a recruiter you trust, you can get through screening with minimum time and effort – your recruiter can do all the legwork and you know you won’t waste time with unqualified candidates.
Selection is where the rubber meets the road in the hiring process. You meet your finalists face-to-face, you (or your recruiter) conduct reference and background checks, and you finally negotiate an offer with your perfect fit. If you live and breathe for this stage, great – you don’t have to use a recruiter. But if you could use a hand with anything from interview questions to hanging on to the candidate during negotiations, you can have as much or as little help as you need from your RecruitLoop Recruiter.
RecruitLoop gives employers a smarter way to recruit through technology and services that dramatically reduce the cost and time it takes to find new staff.
The model consists of two primary components:
1. Recruitment marketplace:
A highly curated network of expert independent recruitment professionals available on-demand.
This gives employers access to professional flexible recruitment support, at an 80% lower cost than a traditional recruitment agency.
2. Recorded video interview platform:
A game-changing innovation in the recruitment process.
RecruitLoop has developed a proprietary technology for recorded video interviews. This is not a ‘live’ video-capability like Skype, but an automated one that records candidate responses to customised questions, via their webcam.
They call it ‘Elastic Recruiting’.
A detailed explanation of the RecruitLoop process can be found here.