4 tips to finding and vetting the right external recruiter for your specialized hiring needs

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Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Human Resources, Third-Party Recruiters
RecruitAlliance helps recruiters and hiring managers communicate more effectively.Regardless of the number of tough-to-fill jobs your organization has at any given time, it's important that you have established relationships with third-party recruiters who are ready and able to provide you with a consistent flow of top quality candidates. Where to find the right recruiting or staffing agency who can produce results can be a challenging and time-consuming effort in its own right. Here are 4 tips to help hiring managers find the right talent acquisition assistance, when they need it most.

1. Target contingency recruiters who are experts in your "space." In order to fill your open requisitions in the most efficient and effective manner, you must work with those recruiting specialists who have a large database of qualified candidates who fit the profile for your position. Generalists may have a higher volume of candidates in their database, but if their background is not targeted, your time will be wasted. Always know the recruiters' area of expertise, and leverage this.

2. Ask your recruiter for specific deliverables and specify the dates you want results. Remember, it's not enough to say "I want candidates yesterday!" Determine when you are available to interview and communicate your target date to hire.

3. Communication is the key to results. Are you providing timely feedback to your recruiters once you've seen his or her candidates? This doesn't have to be a daunting process--but it's necessary for recruiters to tweak their search efforts. The client/recruiter relationship is only successful if it's a two-way street.

4. Simplify the recruiter vetting and relationship management process. RecruitAlliance empowers employers and hiring managers to leverage the right recruiters to recruit the right candidates in the most effective manner. Employers simply post their job requirements on the site, including their terms and conditions and the fee their willing to pay to the recruiter who produces the winning candidate. It's a powerful communication portal for recruiters and employers. From their dashboard, hiring managers can assess recruiter performance and manage the work flow of the relationship, from beginning to hire.

Learn more about how to leverage the RecruitAlliance platform at no cost.


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