Finding the right recruiting firm
Finding your niche-recruiting firm should be a top priority when outsourcing an open position. Not every firm can work every open position. If you need specialized talent, then you’ll need a specialized recruiting firm. Make sure you deal with one that you trust and can produce results in your area.
Tap into your own network. Start by using your connections to get referrals of recruiting firms that specialize in your business area. You may already be connected through Linkedin to potential recruiting firms or have worked with some in the past that have sourced good candidates for you. If you’re tired of getting the same results with the same company, make the switch and try a niche-recruiting firm that can offer targeted results.
If using Linkedin to connect with a niche-recruiter, simply type in a keyword search and connect. You’ll want to spend time on “interviewing” the recruitment firm and checking references. Be sure to check out their website and social media blogs or posts. You’ll want a firm that stays connected to their top talent and can source for those tough positions.
Many recruiters will belong to trade organizations you may use. These organizations will post member lists on their web sites. You’ll have an opportunity to network with recruiters that specialize in your area this way as well.
If you’re not finding the right talent for the right positions in this tight job market, outsource your open positions to a niche-recruiting firm. These firms take the time to really source the right talent for the open position and will deliver the results you need. In the end, a quick turn around time with the right candidate is the ultimate goal in recruiting.