Employers -Why Use External Recruiters?
Many companies today post their open positions on internet job boards to attract talent. While this may appear to be a cost saving option, internet job boards may not always be the most effective way to fill a position. Posting a position is easily accomplished, however, managing the responses from the posted opening can be difficult. If your company does business with the Federal Government, you may be regulated by the OFCCP. If this is the case, you must track any responses to jobs posted on these boards.
Another option for your company may be to hire an internal recruiter to assist in recruiting and retaining top talent within your organization. These recruiters are typically a part of the human resource department within the organization. If your company is growing, adding an internal recruiter may be beneficial. However, depending on the amount of company turn-over or growth you experience, you may need several internal recruiters to do the job right!
An external recruiter or outside vendor of recruiting can also be a great solution for your company. External recruiters have the ability to recruit from competitors and typically can access qualified candidates in a short time period. External recruiters also assist with prescreening, interviewing, and negotiating offers. Depending on the services you desire, contingency, contained or retained and the type of candidate to be recruited, working with an external recruitment firm may prove to be the best investment of your time, money and energy.