A job recruiter must be successful in their positions to gain respect in the community they work in. This means that they need to be able to find potential employees quickly, screen them, and send them to the potential employer. The job recruiters also needs to be able to handle several different clients at once in most cases. There are a few different types of job recruiters. One type of recruiter is an internal person for the business. This means that they work in house for a company and thus taking care of all recruitment needs their company may have.
This type of job headhunter usually does not receive a commission on each person they find for the available position. The second type of job recruiter is called a third party recruiter or headhunter. These recruiters will receive commissions for every employee they find. Within the third party option is two types as well. You can have a retained job recruiter that receives payment up front for the work or you can have a contingent recruiter that only receives payment after the position has been filled.
More often, a job recruiter is assigned to fill top-level positions in larger corporations or in the sports industry. For this reason, a job recruiter differs from a temporary agency or other job placement agency. Their main goal is to help their client, the business or corporation, to find the right employee for the position. If you are a corporation, looking for a job headhunter you will want to be aware of both the advantages and the disadvantages of using their professional services. When you weigh the advantages against the disadvantages, you may find that a job recruiter is not the best option for your business. First, we will look at the advantages listed below and then we will look at the disadvantages for corporations. We will then look at the advantages and disadvantages for potential employees.
- Saving time
- Background check
- Having someone screen potential employees
- Testing the potential employees for skills
- Often higher level positions
- Internal job recruiters
- Advertising for the position
Most corporations find time management to be an essential part of creating a successful business. This means that any work they are able to get done in a quick and efficient manner is important. Often times when you are a part of a larger corporation, you do not have time to spend on finding potential employees, interviewing them, and hiring the correct person along with your other duties. A job recruiter is able to do the work for you. This means you are saving time for other more important matters. Job recruiters will screen the potential employees, which is also a time saver. The job recruiter will have the information on the job opening, therefore they will be able to screen the resumes that come through the office and eliminate a potential candidate from the list, narrowing down the company’s choices. During the screening process is also the testing aspect of employees. Not all job recruiters will test employees for the skills needed for the position. This is where they differ from a job placement agency. They may test for specific skills or they may leave those options to the company. Part of testing for certain skills and screening employees are to help the corporation fill higher- level positions. The low-level positions or medium level positions may not require many skills. This means that companies tend to do this hiring internally rather than creating an extra expense. A corporation wants to know that they are receiving a qualified professional for the position without spending the time interviewing each potential candidate. While it is up to the company to higher the potential employee, they are most often working off the information supplied by the job headhunter. When a job recruiter is helping to find a potential employee, they are saving you advertising costs.
Generally, a corporation using a job headhunter will not post the job in the newspaper or among other sources leaving the recruiter in charge of the description provided as a means to find potential employees. Part of advertising for the position may include setting up the corporation website for potential employees to find. This is a third party way to make sure that potential employees find your job position, but that your corporation does not field the information.
The last advantage of having a job recruiter would be choosing an internal recruiter to work directly for the company or a retained headhunter. While a retained recruiter does exact a fee for the work they will continue to work until the position is filled and during that time, they are working solely for the corporation that has retained them. In other words, they have an exclusive agreement.
If the corporation has a in house headhunter, the corporation is paying the person a salary rather than commissions for a job completed. Most corporations that will choose this option have a high turnover rate or high expansion rate where they benefit from this internal service. In other words if the corporation is in need of a job recruiter once or twice a year a in house job recruiter may not be the best option.