When you’re looking to hire top talent for your organization, partnering with a recruiter is a smart approach. Recruiting agencies have established networks and resources to identify strong candidates that may be challenging to find on your own. However, not all recruiting agencies are created equal.
Here are the key traits you should be looking for when vetting your talent acquisition partners.
Look for an agency that specializes in recruiting for your particular industry and the roles you’re looking to fill. Specialized recruiters will have the networks and knowledge to identify the best candidates. Unless they have dedicated departments, most agencies that claim to recruit for any position in any industry are likely too broad to be effective.
A Solid Track Record
You want to work with recruiters who have a demonstrated history of success. Ask them about their retention rate, seek references from their other clients, and take a look at their online reviews. When time is of the essence, it’s important to know that you’re partnering with someone effective and efficient.
A good recruiter will be able to provide demonstrative examples of their talent pool. Ask for anonymous examples of both current candidates and recent placements. This will give you a sense of the quality and caliber of candidates they would put forward for your position.
A High-Touch Process
Mass-produced or “cookie-cutter” recruiting won’t yield the best results. Look for an agency that emphasizes a personalized approach with high-touch communication. They should take the time to get to know your organization and priorities in depth. They should also thoroughly screen candidates to ensure the best fit before putting them forward.
An Agency That Puts You First
At the end of the day, you want a recruiting agency that understands that your success is their success. At Unity Search, we prioritize your goals every step of the way and use our talent acquisition experience and direct market expertise to help you reach them.
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