This is where recruitment agencies come in play. These exist for the very purpose of serving businesses in your situation, by providing services related to personnel management and discovery. By using a recruitment agency for managing your contractors and new hires, you’ll suddenly see a huge chunk of your work’s overhead just drop and disappear. And if you play your cards right, you may be able to optimize the expenses going into the services of your external contractors as well, and by quite the large margin!
The way these companies work can vary quite a lot from one to another, and it’s important to research into the ones available in your area carefully before choosing any one in particular. Work ethics are an important factor to consider, as some recruiters tend to have somewhat questionable practices for their talent search and recruitment. Often, these things will become obvious with just a quick Google search into the company, so keep your eyes open and know who you’re hiring.
In addition, some recruitment agencies will also offer you the option to have them handling your recruitment and managing your workforce, pretty much serving as an outsourced Human Resources department for your company. This is one of the best ways to arrange things in a smaller company and it’s definitely an offer worth considering. Just be very careful who you’re hiring there, as having your HR department being managed externally can be either a blessing or a huge disaster in the wrong circumstances!
And make sure that the recruiters you’re working with are on the same page as you with regards to the hiring frequency and things like that. You may not need more than a certain number of new employees at the moment, but some recruitment agencies tend to go out and find as many offers as they can by default. So unless you tell them to take a different approach, this is likely what you’ll get. Having more people applying for positions than you can handle can greatly slow things down in your work, so be very careful with that. If you run into a problem regarding the frequency with which your potential new recruits are being sent in, make sure you talk about that with the recruitment agency immediately instead of leaving it for later. The situation isn’t going to get better by itself, it can only get worse if you let it slip through your fingers, and considering that this is about managing your business, there really is no place for mistakes here!