Are you having trouble sorting through hundreds of cover letters and applications every day?
Are you having doubts about that applicant you just interviewed and wondering why he didn’t stay long at his past jobs? Is no one noticing all the jobs you’ve posted around on social media? If you seem to be stuck in a rut and you are not getting applicants walking up to your office door, it may be time to look into search firms – so you can really put your job out there and broaden your search. But the question is – where should you look for a recruiter and how do you know you’ll be working with the right recruiter one?
Why you should utilize the help of a search firm:
Firms Have More Resources
Due to time constraints and the lack of human resources, sometimes you can’t possibly have the time to accommodate every applicant that comes knocking on your door, or go through every resume that is sent to your inbox. And because search firms have far better reach than you, more time is put into background reference checks. Recruiters cast a wider net and broaden the candidate pool to find the right people to work for you.
Search Firms Are Confidential
When you utilize a search firm, you can rest assured you that your information is kept under lock and key. It is a replacement to the traditional way of looking for employees and allows you to keep your organization confidential until a suitable candidate is found and you decide to share information with them.
Search Firms Find Talent Anywhere
Since search firms have a broad network of candidates, they can promote your job and sell the opportunity to potential candidates through exclusive networks. They also take the time to learn your company’s culture and put your job opening in front of the “hidden” candidates who are not actively searching for new opportunities (but might be a great fit). Search firms identify highly successful candidates who have a proven track record and determine that one thing that sets them apart so that you end up with the best possible list of potentials.
Serch Firms Are Flexible
Search firms can work multiple positions and streamline the process while working with numerous company departments. And because you are bound by non-competes, non-solicits, or industry relationships to NOT recruit from your competition; the search firms can do it for you without you having to worry about getting into trouble!
Search Firms Give You An Edge Against Your Competitors
Search firms have the tools, network, and process in place to manage the search and recruit directly from reputable companies or your competitors, and because they go above and beyond, they can guarantee you that they will give you the best candidate in a short time!
And last but not least, search firms stand behind their quality and make commitments to their clients by saving you time and giving you the best candidates for the job who know the industry like the back of their hand, while eliminating costs. So – when it’s time to think about hiring, consider hiring a search firm to make the process easier for you, and to make sure you get the best possible candidates that will propel your company forward.
Speaking of hiring, the theme of the COO Alliance December Test Drive event is interviewing and hiring. What better place to learn about what makes a good employee, and how to make sure the person you are talking to is a good fit for your company. Click here to learn more, and apply today!