To grow your team, you will gain better results by clarifying the attributes of the candidates that are ideal for both the position and your company culture. Just as candidates are not all the same, neither are recruiting firms. Ease of working with a recruiting firm differs widely as does results.
On one end is the transactional firm where numbers are the game. This is measured by the number of resumes they can push in front of you. On the other end is a recruiting firm that takes a partnership approach. This type of firm will take the time to understand your business and culture and helps you to define the most important candidate attributes and competencies for each position.
Understanding these differences in approach and deciding which one best serves your purposes and time constraints is important. If you have the time to go through many resumes yourself, whether they’re a close fit to your exact needs or not, you can go with a recruiter who is sending a volume of resumes. If you’re ready to get the right person hired as quickly as possible, you’ll save time by partnering with a recruiter who takes the upfront time to get to know your business and truly understand the candidate profile that will serve you best and has the expertise to deliver on that!
Take the time to ensure you can get what you expect and need when choosing your approach and partner in the hiring process.