Which Type of Recruiter is Best for Your Company?

Deciding on a recruitment method can be one of the most important decisions you make for your business. Where it gets dicey is which one is most appropriate. There are three major types of job locator services: executive search firms, contingency recruiters and e-recruiters.

If you are looking for top-notch talent within your industry, go with an executive search firm. These head hunters are contacted by companies looking to fill senior-level positions. When their services are retained you can expect them to leverage their contacts to find the most suitable candidate for your crucial position. You pay them…and their duty is to bring you the best.

Contingency recruiters tend to place positions on the mid to lower end of your company. The difference between this locator and an executive search firm is they only get paid if they place a new hire with your company. Companies tend to use multiple contingency firms to locate the right candidates for a variety of positions.

The fastest growing services are aggregate Internet search firms. These sites compile job listings across the board and are usually automated. While these can be useful because of their easy access and nominal fees, they lack the personalized approach that distinguishes executive and contingency firms.

Which of these recruiters is for you? It depends on what your needs are. If you’re in the market for unbeatable talent, go with an executive search firm. Need a qualified accountant? Try using contingency firms. For less specific skill sets or to reach a larger audience, locate a search firm on the Web.

Published by Conselium Executive Search, the global leader in compliance search.  

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