Taking on a hiring mission is no easy task.
You must first find the right recruiters (use Recruiters LineUp to be matched, at no cost, with the right recruiters and headhunters), and then you must embark on a hiring journey that expands many horizons. The candidate should have the right education, great qualifications, good references, willing and able to relocate, be aligned with company core values, and last (but certainly not least) be a great personality fit.
Does it feel like a fruitless quest?
That’s understandable. The hiring process is deep in layers and steps– from interviews to background checks. So often the human resources department gets overloaded due to the many responsibilities and hats the team must wear. But what if HR could still be involved in the recruiting process, but outsource much of that groundwork and initial interviews and resume sifting to someone who’s actually trained and qualified to do so?
Yes! That’s right. You can, and should, work with a recruiter when hiring new candidates.
It is quite literally the job of a recruiter to maintain, nurture and grow a nest of contacts and relationships. This gives them access directly to candidates that they can then pursue for the job. Recruiters have years of experience managing both the candidate and the company looking to hire, by negotiating and accurately communicating expectations.
By working with a recruiter or headhunter you are not taking the responsibility of overseeing hiring away from HR.
What you are doing is making sure you have the best chance at winning qualified talent, and giving HR time to focus their efforts in a more streamlined and effective manner.
Don’t forget to make sure the recruiter is well aligned with your search.
You should take into consideration recruiter’s area of focus and even location (as some specialize via city or region). Recruiters LineUp can help you narrow down these specifications and deliver the right recruiters straight to your inbox.