Yeah it happens. As an employer, the process of hiring creatives is an event all in itself. Personalities range from the highly strung ambitious barista to the seemingly slightly intoxicated creative savant who seems like the perfect fit for a lengthy contract position as a mural artist in LA.
Sure you go through the typical interview process of reviewing resumes, scanning portfolios, scheduling calls, and meeting in-person, but self doubt still makes its way in the door. That annoying voice makes it way around the corner uttering all kinds of absurdity..
‘Like what?’, may you ask. These question keep employers up at night sipping on pounds of caffeine through a straw lol..
Ok, so let’s breakdown what a bad hire actually costs employers on average:
1.Time spent hiring activities - this can be significant as on-boarding new employees takes on multiple steps and potentially a number of staff members.
Here’s the formula:
It’s costing the company $900 per week to find the right candidate and by months end can nearly total $4000K.
Conclusion: Your time is too valuable - you need the right tool to make the right hire.
2. Cost of Recruitment Advertising - marketing your open role is important and identifying the right avenues to do so is crucial. Let’s look at an example of what a 30 day period (based on job board subscription time frames) when advertising your job post:
Conclusion: Make sure your candidates are pre-screened to target by location, skills, employment type, etc.
If you’re an employer lowering these costs is what matters most cuz why would you continue to use the same old stuff to get a better result, aka, the right hire. Between Gigs Jobs is the most affordable and time efficient platform when making deep assessments about candidates with video intros, chat with applicants instantly, review a pre-screened candidate list, leave feedback & reviews, and track applicants on a simple dashboard.
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