Outsourcers say they do better than in-house recruiters

Many firms are better at screening out, rather than screening in, candidates
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/21/2004

Barry Siegel likes to give a little test to HR and business leaders responsible for recruitment and staffing.

“Every company has at least one position they have a tough time to recruit for,” he says. “I challenge people to pick up the phone and call (their) organization and say they have every one of those attributes for that position and see what happens. I bet them they can’t even get an interview.”

That’s a sign of a fundamental flaw in the recruiting philosophy and system, one that likely means the organization is not attracting and retaining top talent, says Siegel, the president of Recruitment Enhancement Services. The organization has been credited by HR outsourcing magazine