When to Hire a Recruiter

Not every position requires the help of a recruiter to fill, and it’s important to recognize when working with a recruiter is the best option for your needs.

5 Signs That You Need Help From a Recruiter:

#1. You’re hiring for a difficult-to-fill position.

Some positions within your organization will be easier to fill than others. Positions like salesperson and customer service representative will be easier to fill because there are so many available candidates out there looking for work. However, tech positions, for example, like software engineer, full-stack developer, tech manager, etc., aren’t nearly as easy to fill.

When you’re looking to hire for tech positions, you need a tech recruiter on your side who can help you get it right. The right candidates are few and far between, and it can be a long, difficult, expensive recruiting process, made even more so if you end up hiring the wrong candidate. With an experienced tech recruiter on your side, you’ll save time, energy, and money, and you’ll be much more likely to end up with the right candidate.

#2. You want to attract the top talent.

There’s a lot at stake when you’re hiring for some positions. And, the more there is at stake, the more you need to ensure that you’ve found the absolute best person for the job. That can be difficult to do on your own, especially when you’re choosing from a pool of candidates that you find through incoming applications.

The best recruiters have their own network of top-tier candidates, giving them the ability to find the right person for the job. However, finding the right candidates is just one step; you also have to attract them to your organization.

Top-tier candidates are often in demand, and there’s generally a lot of competition for them, especially when you’re hiring for tech positions. A recruitment firm will not only help you find the best candidates; they’ll help you position yourself to compete for them.

#3. You want to save time and money.

When you’re filling tech positions, there’s a lot riding on you getting it right. And, any time there’s this much on the line, the last thing you want to do is rush into hiring someone just to fill the position.

The fact of the matter is that you’d be incredibly lucky to find the right candidate right away. The reality is that it will probably take a lot of time and effort to find a candidate who will meet your needs and have the kind of impact you want on your organization. And, anything that takes time and effort takes money.

Working with a recruiting firm will free up more of your time during the process because they’ll do the leg work of finding the best applicants, checking their background, calling their references, and more.

#4. You’re working within a deadline.

In the best-case scenario, you have all the time in the world to find the right candidate for the job. But, that’s not always the case, and sometimes, you’re working with a deadline, or the position opened up unexpectedly and you need to get it filled ASAP. In those cases, you need to work with a recruiter to help you fill the position promptly.

Because recruiters know where to look for the right candidates and how to help you position yourself to attract them, they can significantly speed up the recruiting process. And, since their success depends on your success, they are dedicated to helping you find the right candidate the first time.

Although a recruiter can help you fill the position more quickly than you would be able to on your own, it’s important to have realistic expectations about your timeline and discuss those expectations at the onset of your partnership.

#5. You want to find a good culture fit.

There’s a lot more to the right candidate than just the ideal educational background or experience. In fact, education and experience have very little bearing on the kind of impact someone will have on your organization, and they aren’t predictive of potential. But, in order for a candidate to make the right kind of impact, they need to be a good fit for your company culture.

Hiring for culture fit is a lot more difficult because it’s not something you can determine by looking at a resume alone. Luckily, the right recruiter can make all of the difference when you want to hire someone who’s a good culture fit for your organization.

There are so many reasons to work with a recruiter, but it’s important to realize that not all recruiters are made equal. In order to enjoy the benefits of working with a recruiter, you need to work with the right recruiter. And, in Colorado, there’s no better option than Riderflex.

With a multi-step process that involves an interview with an experienced CEO and a cultural analysis, Riderflex has what it takes to help you find the best candidate for the job. Learn more today.