If you’re currently performing your own hiring for technical positions in house your process probably looks a little like this:
The need for a new employee comes up, HR takes time out of their day and prepares all the information (job title, description, pay, benefits, etc.), the ad is posted and… now someone has 200 or more applications to sift through on top of their daily tasks. For your technical positions, this is more likely to be your hiring manager who has the best understanding of what they need in a future team member. Now there are suddenly not enough hours in the day to pick out the best 5 needles in the haystack, your already stretched thin team is taking on additional work to give their manager the time to sort through resumes, and you may or may not find someone who really fits what you’re looking for.
Now imagine if you had someone on your side who does this, 8 hours every day, 5 days every week. Someone with the dedicated tools, experience and no other pressing tasks that are vital to making your business run. If you make the switch to working with a recruiter the weight of sifting through applicants, conducting the initial screenings and finding the perfect fit is lifted from your salaried employees so they can get back to doing what they do best.
If you go one step further and choose to work with a recruiter who specializes in the field you’re trying to hire in, you’re lifting even more weight off your team’s shoulders. How much easier would it be for you to get a call or email from your personal recruiter who understands the industry, how the work done in the role impacts your business, then presents candidates who have the knowledge, skills, and culture needed for your team?
Recruiters act as the middle ground between your company and the candidates interviewing for the open positions. This protects you from an influx of unqualified candidates and a lot of the negatives that can come along with the hiring process.
Working with a good recruiting company often means they’re providing your potential new hire with a more rigorous interview process before they take the time to sit down with your HR department or hiring manager. The candidate will have conversations about the actual skills they have that are needed for the role before they ever know what company they are applying to work for, and your recruiter can even start to work out salary expectations. If you choose to hire one of the candidates sent by your recruiter, their company will also be able to handle the onboarding paperwork and process, as well as provide benefits either for the term of the employee contract if it is a contract position or the initial probationary period if it is a direct hire.
Recruiters do not get paid until the job is filled, working on a commission basis gives them a unique drive to get you qualified candidates that will be successful as soon as possible. This drive gets the recruiter success, but more importantly, it gets you a more reliable hire sooner. Yes, the recruiter wants to earn their commission, but they also want to ensure that you come back to them to fill the next open position. It is also industry standard to have a new-hire guarantee, replacing the employee if they leave or is let go within the first 90 days. The only way to do the job right is to do it right the first time.
The professional world is constantly changing and evolving. You need to be on the top of trends to make sure you have the upper hand. Working with a recruiter, especially a specialized recruiter, is one of the best ways to gain an advantage over your competitors when it comes to hiring the best employees.
Perceptive Recruiting has over 25 years of technical recruiting experience in the Greenville and surrounding markets. We pride ourselves on building relationships and matching high-quality candidates with our clients. We work with our partners every step of the way to provide a valuable and personalized process. Our team speaks to technical professionals daily, investigates new or obscure tech, and asks the right questions to truly be technical recruiting specialists. Let us put our expertise to work for you today.