Recruiting firms come in all shapes and sizes, and offer very different services. In this video, learn the steps to determine which one is best for you.
- Have you ever wondered how to select the recruiting firms that will provide you with the best results? Recruiting firms come in all shapes, sizes, and offer very different services, so let me walk you through the steps to determine which one is best for you. Take a look at the open requisitions on your desk right now. What hiring challenges keep you up at night? When you review your time to hire, which hard to fill jobs skew those numbers higher? Determine if you're hiring candidates for full-time positions, contracts, temp assignments, or a combination of all three.
Also, consider the number of requisitions and locations of the positions that need to be filled. After you've identified your needs and challenges it's now time to research your options in order to partner with the best recruiting firms. Take a look at the services they offer. Some recruiting firms only place individuals in full time jobs, some only work high level retained searches, others only place contractors or temporary workers. Some recruiting firms are blended which means they provide candidates in more than one of those categories.
And many recruiting firms specialize in a specific industry or niche. As a result, they've established networks and can present top talent faster. This often results in you utilizing the services of more than one recruiting firm. Also, research local recruiting firms that function more as a generalist in a specific geographic location. Their network is broader in the types of candidates they represent, but focused on specific geographic parameters.
Many recruiting firms have established networks of talent in geographic areas other than their physical location. If you to decide to negotiate a national contract with a major franchise group or global firm, do some research and find out where they have their offices and if they represent the type of candidate you're looking for. Of course, there will be times when a national firm isn't able to fill all of your open requisition. That's when you want to work with boutique firms who specialize in the niche where you have your greatest need.
The right recruiting firm should make you look good, make your job easier, solve your issues, and deal with your challenges. And of course, send you the best talent. So, it's well worth your time and effort to research which recruiting firm is best for you.
- Identifying your needs
- Determining your budget
- Identifying the best recruiting firms
- Questions you should ask
- Determining expectations
- Establishing a follow-up process
- Contracts and agreements
- Guarantees, fees, and bill rates
- Annual prospectus