Recruiters are experts in the talent acquisition process, from advertising job offers to interviewing candidates and working with hiring managers to find the right fit. They review resumes, negotiate salaries, and place candidates in suitable positions. Recruiters may receive a fee from employers who hire them, and they often have a database of candidates ready to contact. They are adept at sales and understand that employers hire for both hard and soft skills.
Recruiters can work for staffing agencies, in-house with a client, or make corporate hiring. Employers should contact the recruitment agency if they have questions or don't know what stage of the process they are in. Deciding between an agency and an in-house recruiter often depends on what the company can afford. The recruitment agency will generally follow a similar process.
After interviews to reduce the number of candidates, employers will receive information about each candidate and the agency will help organize the final interviews. The agency will also help unselected candidates in their job search by offering advice and presenting them for similar vacancies. When a recruitment agency delivers its best results, employers can be sure that they will receive properly vetted candidates who meet their criteria. The agency is responsible for finding the next great employee in their area of expertise.
Once an offer has been accepted, the agency can help bring employees into an area where only 12% of employees are satisfied with their employers' efforts. Working with the right recruitment agency can be especially beneficial when hiring for technical positions or difficult-to-fill positions where there are no qualified candidates. Some recruiters work for an employment agency in a traditional office environment where candidates can visit them. External recruiters work for companies and staffing agencies that help many different companies fill job vacancies. When employers identify the candidate they would like to hire, the hiring agency can work with them to manage offer and compensation negotiations with the candidate.