Are you tired of working with recruiters that don’t really understand what you are looking for? How many times have you reviewed the resume of a candidate that is not even close to what your hiring needs are? Frustrating isn’t it?
Finding the best recruiting firm for your hiring needs begins with finding a staffing agency that specializes in the types of personnel that you generally hire. For example, hiring managers that are looking for top notch Engineering, IT and Technical personnel, need to locate and utilize an engineering staffing agency. Staffing agencies that recruit executives, receptionist, clerical staff, nurses, etc will not have the expertise or resources needed to understand and locate the specific engineering talent that you need.
Engineering recruiters may not have the ability to design your products, but they will understand the skill sets it takes to perform the engineering job you are looking to fill. Competent engineering and IT recruiters understand that there is a difference between a Mechanical Drafter and Design Engineer even though they might both have experience working with AutoCad.
There are a lot of options for hiring managers to choose from when selecting engineering or IT recruitment agencies. It’s the hiring manager’s job to ensure that the staffing firm that they select has the resources and the training to find the proverbial needle in the haystack. A couple questions hiring managers should ask when considering a staffing agency is; what companies have you recently made placements with? What types of personnel did you locate for them? Don’t hesitate to ask a recruiter what their background is, or how long have they been recruiting technical personnel.
The bottom line is if you find yourself working with a recruiter that wastes your time by sending you resumes of candidates that are nowhere close to what you are looking for, they more than likely don’t understand your industry.