If you don't understand where your recruiting dollars are being spent and if you don't measure the effectiveness of those dollars, you could be pouring those dollars down the drain. Donald M. Herrmann, Jr., VP of HR for Pendum, Inc. (Denver, CO), shared how he cut recruiting costs almost in half.
Pinpoint Current Costs & Methods
Imagine looking at a record of your annual recruiting expenses and realizing that you just spent over $2 million on recruiting advertising in the last 12 months. Now imagine that your company has 2,800 employees and you recruited 800 separate people in those 12 months. That averages out to approximately $2,500 per employee in advertising costs alone. That was the situation I walked into.
We actually calculated our cost per hire in excess of $4,700. We added the costs of advertising, recruiting, interviewing, background investigations, drug tests, physical exams, and related factors. Then...(register to read more)