When Do Employers Need to Use Recruiters?
As an HR Director or Manager of a growing company, you may find yourself asking the question, “When do we need to utilize the services of a recruiter or executive search firm?” In today’s economy we are all forced to tighten down on spending and consider each dollar that we spend. The decision to utilize a recruiter for a particular search should include these key considerations. First, do you have an approved requisition within your company to hire this position? Sounds crazy, but often companies reach out to recruitment firms to fill a position that has not solidly been approved by appropriate management.
Secondly, how vital is the position to your organization? Does this position need to be filled within a specific time frame? If the answer is yes, then using a recruiting firm to assist you in filling the position quickly would be beneficial to your bottom line.
Thirdly, have you exhausted your own resources? This statement also may sound absurd, but the last thing a recruiter working on a commission only basis wants to hear is that you filled the position internally.
A recruiter is someone trained to solicit individuals with unique qualifications for positions within a corporation, non-for-profit organization, sports team, etc. To find individuals with these unique qualities, recruiters spend many hours researching their particular industry, networking, qualifying and establishing relationships. Relationships are what sets a recruiter apart in the industry.
So, back to the original question, “When do we need to utilize the services of a recruiter or executive search firm?” The answer is simple. Use a recruiter when you need to fill within a certain time frame and the open position requires a candidate with unique skill sets.