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Recruit for skills to meet your needs and for personality to fit your culture

Posted by Scott Fiore on March 14, 2016

Recruiting executives can be like throwing darts. The goal is the bull’s-eye, and while hitting it every single time is next to impossible, with experience, getting darn close becomes the norm.

Thus, the value of working with a professional staffing company’s recruiter—with years of experience in the employment industry, staffing agencies specializing in recruitment can save you frustration, time and money spent on missing the mark . . . IF your recruiter is on his game.

A recruiting firm does more than review resumes for required skills and education and conduct an initial phone interview. That’s just the beginning—and it’s not nearly enough to zero in on the bull’s-eye. You might do that yourself.

An experienced recruiter initiates the process by meeting with you and becoming fully acquainted with the position in question and your organization’s mission and culture. That’s vital—because no matter how talented and knowledgeable candidates may be, they won’t excel and meet your expectations if they aren’t a good match for your company.

To narrow a pool of candidates to those most qualified and the ideal fit for your company, the best recruiters not only conduct in-depth online testing and assessments of the necessary hard skills, but for soft ones as well. At TriStarr, assessing for personality and compatibility is part of our six-step candidate evaluation process, enabling us to achieve an industry-leading placement success rate. By getting it right the first time, we save our clients a considerable amount of time and money.

So, be sure to look closely at a candidate’s behavioral and personality profile, as well as the skills assessment, so you can see all traits that foretell success in the role. Hitting the bull’s-eye on the first attempt is important.

At TriStarr Staffing, Recruiting and Consulting, we will happily compare our performance record with any of our competitors’. In fact, we back our recruiting with our Good People Guarantee. If a client isn’t pleased with an executive we have recruited within several months, our guarantee takes effect. We will replace the person with another candidate at no cost or provide an agreed-upon, prorated refund.

Our clients rarely use the Good People Guarantee because, after working closely with us, their selected candidate is nearly always on target. Though good people can be difficult to find, our skills and processes—the result of more than 60 combined years of recruiting and hiring experience—lead us to the “right-fit” candidate almost every time.