Your company should use a recruiter because the best people aren't looking for a job...They are already working! These are the proven performers who are in the top five or ten percent of their profession. They don't typically read the "help-wanted" ads, they don't keep their resumes circulating, and they don't visit the employment agencies. If you want to hire these people, you have to find them, because they aren't searching for you. Identifying and approaching these hidden prospects is not an easy task, but that's what trained recruiters do every day. Also, a trained recruiter can help you avoid mistakes in the hiring process by providing an objective analysis of a candidate and can save you time by screening candidates against your requirements. Finally, a recruiter can preserve your anonymity when it is critical
Using a recruiter is crucial when the position you need to fill is important to your company. A recruiter specializes in finding serious career-minded people, the kind of achievers who aren't interested in limited or dead-end positions. If the position is relatively unimportant to your company's future, don't use a recruiter. Instead, use an employment agency or place your own help-wanted ads.
A recruiter typically searches for a long-term, permanent solution to your needs, instead of "just anyone" to fill the position. At Salem Solutions, LLC, we do provide Fill-In and Contract employees as requested, but we put the same level of dedication into finding the perfect fit for your Fill-In job as we do in filling a Permanent position. We search for the perfect candidate based on your specific needs, not just on the fact that they are "there and available."
Most recruiting is performed on a contingency basis, meaning if the recruiter doesn't complete the assignment, you don't pay. Salem Solutions, LLC searches on a retained and contingency basis and we have a third option- the hybrid, which is a hybrid of a retained and contingency search which is popular with some of our clients.
It is important that recruiters have experience in your industry because they will improve your chance of getting good people with the specific experience you need. They understand the candidates' language, they'll understand their accomplishments, they'll see through their exaggerations, and they will make a better impression on your behalf. Experience within a particular industry also allows recruiters to save time. They will more readily understand your job description and what is important to your situation. They will also have a better knowledge of where to start looking or where not to look for qualified candidates.
Generally, it is almost always best to establish a good relationship with your recruiter and use them exclusively on assignments. There are risks associated with using multiple recruiters to fill the same position. Multiple recruiters will eventually cross paths in the search for candidates. When prospective candidates hear about the same job from several recruiters, your company may develop a reputation as a "revolving door", where turnover is a problem. Your company may become known as one that raids other companies for their personnel. Another risk is that you might scare away candidates. The best people are conscientious and don't want to take time off to interview for a job that apparently is
An ongoing relationship with your recruiter is just as important as having a good relationship with your attorney, banker, or insurance agent. Good recruiters are particularly valuable if you have frequent hiring needs. If the recruiter is already familiar with your company, they should be able to respond much more quickly to your needs. Good recruiters keep up with industry trends, employee benefits, compensation and personnel planning. Recruiters are more likely to give their best clients the best service, even on smaller assignments.
There are certain indicators that will help you determine whether the recruiter is doing a good job. First, look at who's actually working on the assignment. Are they professional in their day-to-day contact with you? Second, look at the candidates who have been presented to you. Do they meet your criteria for experience and skills? Are they prepared for the interview?
You should consider Salem Solutions, LLC for many reasons. First, we have high standards for performance. We are results-oriented, hard-working professionals who only recommend the best qualified candidates to our clients. Secondly, we are a well-established search firm with more than two decades of experience and a proven track record of success in completing hundreds of assignments within Medical, Dental, and Standard Business settings. We take the search and recruiting business, the future of our company, and the future of our client's success very seriously. Our ongoing planning keeps us focused on our primary goal.