You have finally concluded that you need dedicated personnel for your EDI system. The question is, where do you find these employees? You have a couple of options.
You or your HR department could write an ad, post it, and then sift through resumes to determine which candidate is the best fit. The other option is to select an EDI recruitment and placement firm. EDI service providers are the best choice for finding EDI professionals because they know what skills are important for EDI professionals, they save you time, and they increase your productivity.
Identifying the Right Skills
One of the functions of an HR department is to identify the right candidates to fill vacant positions. However, that does not mean that they automatically understand your EDI system needs.
The team members in your HR department are not EDI experts, so they do not know exactly what skills and qualifications the right candidate should possess. Sure, they can do some online research, but is that the best way to find a new employee for a highly specialized field?
An EDI recruiting and placement services firm knows precisely which mix of talents and experience the position requires.
An EDI recruiting and placement services firm, on the other hand, knows precisely which mix of talents and experience the position requires. Identifying candidates and matching them to vacant jobs is what these firms do, every work day, every week, all year long. You are guaranteed to get a qualified person.
Saving You Time
Even if you have an HR department with staff members familiar with EDI requirements, it is still time-consuming to review resumes, interview candidates, and then decide on the best person for the position. To return to the point made above, HR departments do not specialize in EDI systems, so any research they would have to carry out to better understand this technology would add time to the hiring process.
Compare that to EDI service providers. Because their job is to find EDI professionals for companies, they can do it much more quickly than an HR department. They know where to advertise, what to look for, and who will be the best fit – all of which fills positions in less time.
The speed at which you find an EDI professional relates directly to your business’ productivity levels. EDI systems make employees more productive; they are no longer focused on paper-based tasks because the flow of data is automated. Moreover, they do not spend time on data entry.
Think of how much time your employees spend now on paperwork – not just filling it out, but filing it and later accessing documents. Researchers have estimated that employees spend 20 percent of their time searching for paperwork. PricewaterhouseCoopers reports that workers take an average of 15 minutes to file a document correctly.
Researchers have estimated that employees spend 20 percent of their time searching for paperwork.
An EDI system makes employees more productive, and having the right staff ensures that this system works the way it should. To learn more about how REMEDI can help you find the best people to fill your EDI positions, contact us today.