Archives for March 2011

Clients: Using Recruiting Professionals To Make A Hire. Why?

Outsourcing certain task, like using recruiting professionals, is a wise business decision, particularly when it comes to increasing strength and capabilities of your company’s human capital assets. Here are the ten leading reasons why employers should partner with recruiting professionals for their staffing needs:

    1. Corporate HR and business hiring managers are so overwhelmed with other responsibilities that it is difficult to build and maintain a network with outside professionals who would be suitable for positions.
    2. It makes sense to outsource those things that others do better, thus not distracting hiring managers from their core competencies.
    3. Recruiters have talent and skills to find the diamonds within the industry.
    4. Recruiters apply focused-attention to specific openings, allowing them to address all the details and produce qualified candidates faster.
    5. Employers are presented with individuals they would not have access to through traditional means of recruiting such as advertising, job boards, etc.
    6. Recruiters save time and increase productivity for their clients by presenting prequalified candidates that fit all parameters.
    7. Recruiters provide an objective third party perspective throughout the selection process.
    8. A recruiter serves as an extension of the client organization and is in the best position to present a positive image of the organization and the specific opportunity.
    9. Recruiters take the time to understand their clients and what makes individuals excel within their environments, then they search and find the right individual.
    10. Is the recruiter certified? Aligning the most Qualified candidates with staffing needs is an essential and complex task in business, one that should be entrusted to a certified professional. Certification ensures knowledgeable, experienced recruiters and staffing professionals meld the right candidate with the right company and that they follow the rules clearly defined by the federal, state and local government.

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Why a GAPS member firm?

“…the careful selection of a Search or Staffing firm is critical to successful experiences and positive outcomes, trust in GAPS as the “go-to” source for the highest quality search and staffing firms in the industry.”  Go to to get the whole story of how to locate your next partner in success.

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Candidates: How to select a recruiting firm

How to Select Recruiting Firm

When you’re unemployed or looking for a career change, it’s tempting to think that a professional can help you land the perfect job. A recruiter’s role is to help match your experience and interests up with a similar open position. A good recruiter can provide you with helpful job leads and advice on how to best position yourself to land a job. Here is a check list of items to consider:

Recruiters Know Where the Jobs Are

Administrative assistants, IT professionals, doctors, lawyers, CFOs, and construction workers, to name a few, have found careers through the recruiting profession. Recruiting firms in the United States have jobs in virtually all occupations, including some that might be considered out of the ordinary, such as restaurant maître des, teachers, business managers, dentists and dental hygienists.

Businesses of all sizes and specialties turn to recruiting firms for access to talent. They know that recruiting/staffing companies are experts in recruiting and matching employees.

Recruiters Are Specialists

It’s important to find a recruiter or recruiting firm that specializes in your field. Use the NAPS directory to find a specialist. Ask friends and former colleagues if they have anyone they would recommend. Interview a potential recruiter to find out exactly what they promise to deliver. Ask for references and their success rate of placing people within your field of interest. Ask them to evaluate your resume and let you know, upfront, what they think of their potential to place you. Develop the relationship with the recruiter that you choose. If you have a good relationship with a recruiter, they might keep you in mind when another job opens up.

Know Whose Paying Their Bill

Recruiters either receive a placement fee from a firm or they charge job seekers a flat fee for identifying job leads and securing interviews. In this day and age, most recruiters will receive their fee from the hiring or client company, and, for the most part, only when the fire is made. The incentive is for the recruiter to perform. If you’re paying a recruiter to find you job openings, then they work for you. Recognize up front whom your recruiter is working for. (Read More)

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