Headhunters versus technology: Who wins in the recruitment of passive talent?

RecruitAlliance helps organizations quickly identify top talent, while saving money.Headhunters, agency and independent third-party recruiters have one major advantage over any recruiting technology available today - they can interact with prospective candidates and effectively close the gaps where recruitment tools and technology leave off. When an organization requires tangible hiring results, the services of a professional search firm are far more likely to surface and refer viable candidates, versus any of the latest computer programs, job boards and cloud-based tools.

Why the push to find alternatives to staffing companies and third-party recruiting agencies when new recruiting technologies provide more access to higher quality candidates?

Here are three reasons your organization must focus on leveraging headhunters to fill your toughest positions as an ongoing strategy:

1. Your internal recruitment team does not have the manpower or the training to quickly identify the top candidates quickly. This is an ongoing problem across many small, medium, and large companies. Your team is so focused on filling entry and mid-level positions that carry a higher turn-over, the high-level searches are not approached appropriately. Search professionals fill this gap by providing you with pre-qualified candidates who are ready to meet with you; effectively reducing your time to fill.

2. The HR and Recruiting team process active applicants - not cold call and passively source. Your recruitment marketing budget drives candidates to your ATS, and the team is supposed to process them on a timely basis. In reality, most organizations would end up paying overtime to incorporate passive sourcing in their internal recruitment plan - driving up the cost-per-hire. Realistically, third-party recruitment solves this problem immediately.

3. Companies who pair technology with their use of external recruitment providers gain the highest level of results. RecruitAlliance is a powerful communication tool and recruiting agency management solution available to hiring companies at no cost. This solution provides power insights into the key metrics that assess performance - while empowering organizations to remove the RFP process and control costs.

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