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When should you hire a recruiting agency? Take our five-question quiz to find out

Company hiring managers may be uncertain as to whether to engage a recruiting agency or handle the challenge of recruiting themselves. But with most professionals currently employed and reasonably satisfied, finding candidates for key positions is proving more difficult than ever.

As 2018 began, 86 percent of highly qualified candidates for job vacancies were employed and not actively seeking new jobs, according to a survey by Talentnow, a recruitment software company. On the management side, 73 percent were struggling to find suitable candidates. As we near the end of the year, the situation remains much the same.

If you need to find the best candidates for a key position, don’t procrastinate. Your search could take even longer than it would have a year or two ago.

Take the quiz—then learn what recruiting agencies can do for you

Below for your consideration are five questions to help you decide whether to embark on recruitment independently or contact a professional recruiting agency.

The more “yes” answers you have, the greater the urgency for you to contact a job recruiter.

  1. Is this position particularly vital—one that has an effect on company performance and profits?
  2. Are you consumed with other responsibilities, giving you little time to devote to a search?
  3. Do you need to hire someone as quickly as possible?
  4. Are you worried about the costs of a bad hire, or of managers spending valuable time searching?
  5. Do you lack the connections to find candidates with the most relevant experience?

If you have had little experience with job recruiters, you may not realize all they can do for you. They will start by having a thorough discussion with you about the position as well as your company’s mission and culture. They will then use various recruitment strategies and connections to find candidates with the specialized skills you need. That includes “passive” candidates—those who are not actively looking for a new job but could be swayed to consider a move for the right position.

Recruiting employees is an extremely detailed process that requires finding, screening, evaluating, interviewing, and negotiating with solid candidates. Collaborating with a professional recruiting agency greatly increases the likelihood of a successful placement.

What makes TriStarr different from other recruiting agencies?

At TriStarr, when we assess candidates, we use our rigorous, six-step candidate evaluation process. This helps us find the most qualified and suitable candidates to ensure a good fit for your business. We assess them for knowledge and skills, and also for personality and compatibility, resulting in a high placement success rate and saving our clients time and money.

TriStarr stands by our professional placements with our Good People Guarantee. (Ask us about it.) Fortunately, our clients are rarely able to use this guarantee. Though good people are hard to find, we have the skills, connections, and processes to find ones that are a great fit nearly every time.

TriStarr is a Lancaster recruitment agency, also serving clients in Lebanon, Harrisburg, Hershey, York, and Reading. Contact us online or call us at (717) 560-2111.

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