4 Tips for a Successful Relationship with your Recruiting Firm

Even if you’ve worked with a recruiting firm before, there are several considerations for getting the most out of your relationship. PSG President Aaron Green shares his tips for choosing and managing a recruiting firm:


Tip #1: Consider the Fit – It’s important to find a partner that can accommodate your needs and has the right industry experience and a successful track record with other firms of your size and organization type. A recruiting firm that sells a broad range of services will be able to offer a broad range of solutions for your needs.


Tip #2: Look for accessibility to their recruiting base – We all have become accustomed to on-demand services and the recruiting industry is adapting to this same trend.  Successful recruiting firms make themselves accessible to their candidates. For example, PSG responds to new candidate inquiries within five minutes of receiving a qualified resume on weekdays between 8am-9pm.


Tip #3: Ask how the firm adapts to the needs of the market – Not only do recruiters need to understand when to engage candidates, they must understand how to engage them. Many candidates expect instant access and answers. Recruiters that leverage technology, including online chat and mobile apps, for communicating will have an edge. Interview your potential recruiting partner to explain how they use technology to engage with candidates.


Tip #4: Remember that a relationship is a two-way street — Consider how you can make yourself attractive to a recruiter — many of whom are turning away business in this tight employment market. This may mean partnering with your recruiter to provide quicker, detailed feedback or taking other actions that make you a more attractive client without spending a dime more.


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3 thoughts on “4 Tips for a Successful Relationship with your Recruiting Firm

  1. I like your fourth tip, I know that I always forget to consider how I am presenting myself to a recruiter. Something that I think would also be important is communication. This is a huge part of ensuring that you are getting the most out of this service. Then again, just using all these tips and establishing a good relationship could be the equivalent of good communication. Thank you for a helpful article!

  2. I’ve been interested in what makes a successful recruitment service. You mention that the firm that use technology to communicate hold an edge. I’d assume that’s because they can get information about applicants much faster and communicate what their skills are. Thanks for the read.

  3. It makes sense that a business would want to keep in contact with their recruiters. Even more important is a friendly understanding! The better you understand them, the more you can trust them to bring in who you want.

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