Our economy is in a much better place than it was three or four years ago. The employment rate is at an all-time-low. Great news, right? If you’re an employer seeking new talent, you’ve got mixed emotions because finding the right candidate is getting much more difficult as the ‘pool’ of candidates has all but dried up.
Many employers are finding the need to partner with recruiting firms to seek out those passive candidates. Utilizing a recruiter can be an investment, but it is worth every penny because without talented employees your business is relatively worthless.
Some tips on finding a recruiter worthy of your investment. The best recruiter makes the time to meet with you and understand your business from a practical and cultural perspective. Their process should be in-depth – from identification of the request, research, recruiting, assessing, interviewing and ultimately the offer and acceptance by the candidate. Communication between the hiring manager and the recruiter is paramount, placement acceptance and promotional rates for prior placements should be well above average. Guarantees on placements should be a given. If your recruiter is not providing you all of the above, keep looking.
A great recruiter is worthy of the investment. After all, your employees are your greatest assets.