Why Employers Should Never Use An Outside Recruitment Firm

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on March 27, 2013

If you want to compete in the business world, you need world class talent.

How do you find the very best available talent, right now?  Certainly not by using an outside recruitment firm.   After all why would you want:

  • Experts in the field of your industry that take a proactive approach in seeking out the very best “passive” candidates and not relying solely on placing ads on Linkedin, Monster, Career Builder, Yahoo Job,etc.  There is a world of difference between the best talent in-the-market and the best talent on-the-market? (Think about that for a moment.)
  • A measurable reduction in recruitment ROI because of solely relying on an HR department that has very little if any training in what it truly takes to recruit the very best passive candidates.
  • An industry that understands urgency- your urgency- in filling positions because as you know: for every day that a position remains open it is costing you big time. (Not only in real dollars but in downtime and company morale.)
  • Professionals that can proactively call on your competitors and seek out the best ALREADY TRAINED talent.
  • The relief in knowing that your job openings will be filled by action oriented and results driven “people”, not software.  Why would you want to find out about someones intangible assets that rarely show up on a resume?

In summary, because of all the reasons above and probably hundreds more, never use an outside recruitment firm to fill your critical job openings.  It’s just not worth it.

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I am Bernie Reifkind, CEO and founder of Premier Search, Inc. I can be reached at 1(800) 801-1400 or email at ceo@psihealth.com.  I welcome your phone call.

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