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When to Use a Recruitment Firm for Your Manager-Level Hires

Hiring candidates for manager-level positions can be a challenging task. It requires a lot of time, effort, and resources to find a candidate who has the necessary skills to be a high performer and experience to lead and manage a team effectively. Recruitment firms can be a great option and specialize in finding qualified candidates for various positions, including manager-level hires. 

Before we begin it is important to understand “What is a recruitment firm”?

A recruitment firm is a company that specializes in finding and recruiting qualified candidates for various job positions on behalf of employers. Recruitment firms work with companies to help them find the right candidate for a particular job. They have a team of recruiters who use various methods to find qualified candidates, such as headhunting, job boards, social media, referrals and more.

We’ve highlighted some common scenarios for when it is time to engage a recruitment firm for your manager-level hires.

When the spray and pray technique isn’t working (not getting the quality applicants) 

Many organizations look to put out as many job postings as possible, advertise them and hope to get good applicants. The reality is that most manager-level positions are filled through headhunting techniques, which can be time consuming for internal resources. Recruitment firms can be ideal when it’s time to move on from active applicants and move towards passive candidates, those who are willing to consider a new role but not actively applying. 

“Headhunting methods and marketing your roles effectively ensures that you get the opportunity to speak to and attract the very best candidates in the market including those who are not currently seeking new opportunities.”
– Paresh Mistry, Managing Director, Lynx Recruitment 

When you don’t have the time to recruit

Recruiting for a manager-level position can be a time-consuming process. It requires a lot of effort to source, screen, and interview candidates. If you have other priorities or responsibilities that take up most of your time, you may not have the time to devote to recruiting. In this case, engaging a recruitment firm can help you save time and effort. They will handle the entire recruitment process for you, everything from creating compelling job profiles, sourcing candidates, conducting interviews, and presenting you with the top qualified candidates for the role. 

When you lack expertise in recruitment

Recruiting for a manager-level position requires a certain level of expertise in recruitment. If you don’t have experience in recruiting for manager-level positions, you may not know where to start or how to find the right candidates. Recruitment firms have experienced recruiters who specialize in finding and headhunting candidates for manager-level positions. They know where to look for candidates, how to drive consideration, and how to screen them effectively.

When you need to find a specialized candidate

Some manager-level positions require specialized skills or experience. For example, if you need to fill a manager-level position in a specific industry, such as healthcare or finance, you may need a candidate with specialized knowledge, experience or designations. Recruitment firms specialize in finding candidates with specialized skills and experience. They have access to a large network of candidates with specialized knowledge and experience.

Engaging a recruitment firm can be beneficial when recruiting for manager-level positions. It can help you save time, effort, and find qualified candidates for your open roles. However, it is important to choose a reputable and experienced recruitment firm that specializes in manager-level positions. This will ensure that you find the right candidate for the role.

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