If you have considered using a staffing firm to assist you in your hunt for a new job candidate, there are going to be two main types of firms – regular recruiters and specialized niche or boutique agencies. While there are many benefits to working with staffing firms in general, working with a niche firm comes with its own set of benefits.
Before you make the choice on who you want to find you the best talent, it helps to understand why a niche firm may be the right choice for your business.
One of the best parts of working with a niche firm is you don’t have to spend a lot of time explaining what it is you do and what you need. You also don’t have to worry that after all of that they still may not really “get it.” The staffing firm is already firmly cemented in this niche and they know what you need. They deal with your area of expertise on a daily basis and are equipped to handle whatever you might need.
Instead of going with someone who sort-of understands your needs and what you want to accomplish, it’s simply easier to go with a niche firm that already has more than a grasp on the concept – they’ll be ready to match you up with the best candidate right out of the gate.
Specialized Talent Pool
While most staffing agencies have a great pool of talent, they’re typically going to be more diverse in their scope. They may have access to a few engineering candidates, but because they don’t specialize in this highly specific industry, it’s going to take them a lot longer to recruit the talent you need.
In addition, candidates tend to flock to companies that cater to their specialty. If you’re looking for the best in engineering, they’re going to be the ones who are working with niche firms that specialize in this industry.
Looking for the Long Term
Instead of looking at a one-and-done philosophy in your search for candidates, when you are working with a niche firm, you’re able to look for the long term. Not only can they help you find one candidate, but you can sit down and develop a recruiting plan for the future.
Engineering is incredibly competitive and you’ve got to have access to the best and brightest talent. A niche firm is going to have better access, better candidates and they’ll be able to help you develop your plan for the future.
There’s nothing that says you can’t find a good candidate with a regular staffing firm. However, if you’re looking for great talent and you want to be assured that they’re going to be the right fit for your organization, it pays to go with the best niche firm.
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