Headhunters or Oxilia : Which staff search tactic best meets your needs?

YOU HAVE BEEN SHORT STAFFED FOR A WHILE, AND YOUR VETERINARIAN OR RVT POSITION HAS BEEN POSTED FOR MONTHS IN YOUR ASSOCIATION’S ADS WITHOUT FINDING A TAKER. YOU REALIZE THAT YOU NEED A NEW TACTIC FOR RECRUITMENT, OTHERWISE YOU WILL WAIT A LONG TIME. COLLEAGUES ADVISE YOU TO USE A HEADHUNTER, OTHERS, OXILIA. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

HEADHUNTER OR RECRUITMENT AGENCY

Advantages :

-It is a turnkey service: all aspects of recruitment are managed by the chosen agency.

-A preselection will be made according to your needs: tests of personality, levels of language, knowledge of software, etc., may be required of the candidates.

Disadvantages:·

-Once the contract is awarded, you can hardly stop the process without penalty.

-It’s like with a real estate agency: the first meeting with the client to determine their needs as well as the search process automatically create costs because these steps involve the time of an expert.

-You must be exclusive to a head hunter; you are therefore confined to their network of contacts. As a result, you will not have access to the network of other headhunters. Few of them specialize in health and veterinary practice, despite having a pharmaceutical background.

-Headhunters are usually paid as a percentage of the projected annual salary of the desired candidate. They then benefit from placing a candidate according to the highest paid position.

-Some pressure may be put on you to take a proposed candidate because the job market is saturated.

-It is an expensive service (about 25 to 30% of the annual salary with a minimum threshold); it is therefore favored by companies that have the means, such as pharmaceutical food companies or large veterinary groups.

-It is for the search for full-time staff and not for temporary or part-time staff.

OXILIA

Advantages :

-It is the largest community of veterinarians and alternate locums in Canada.

-The creation of your profile and the display of your ad are very fast (and free)

-The algorithm automatically connects you with candidates who are responsive to your criteria.

-This is one of the most affordable recruitment solutions.

-You can use Oxilia in parallel with any other approach; no exclusivity is required.

-You exchange directly with the candidate; you are in full control.

-The platform allows you to search for a temporary replacement, part time, for holidays or full time.

-Oxilia creates a personalized contract between the candidate and your institution so you don’t have to worry

 

Disadvantage:

– You must follow up with the candidates who come into contact with you. The more you respond in a short time, the more the initiative will work in your favor.

 

Basically, looking for a candidate looks like the process of buying or selling a house with a real estate broker versus DuProprio. Like the latter, Oxilia gives you the means to get in touch with more candidates who meet your criteria, while leaving you in control of this relationship. It is true that no one is better placed than the owner to explain the clinic culture and detail your standards of practice.

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