Good recruitment agencies or headhunters can provide a valuable service. They source job candidates on your behalf, leveraging their connections and expertise to save you time and find a strong pool of candidates. These firms can be costly so ensure they have a good track record, and be sure to get references.
Companies often turn to professional headhunters or recruitment agencies because:
Hiring headhunters can be expensive, so you will need to evaluate the cost. In deciding whether to use recruitment agencies, keep the following in mind:
Some organizations choose to work with a more full-service human resources (HR) company to guide recruitment efforts as well as other aspects of HR.
Such agencies usually work on a fee-for-service structure, based on time and effort. This model offers the opportunity for the employer to own all the resumes acquired through the search for use in future hires.
This differs from headhunters, which provide only the top short-listed candidates for the search, with additional fees for new positions.