6 Reasons to Work with a Search Firm for Your Next Hire

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The world is rapidly changing. Every day there are new demands for leaders to keep up with. In order to rise to those challenges, hiring well is imperative. Selecting the right people is crucial to your organization’s continued success. A top search firm will help you fill your important roles with the right people. Hire well to ensure the long-term success of your organization.
There are many reasons to work with a search firm for your next hire. This is a list of just six of the many advantages of working with a search firm:

1. Proficiency
Top candidates are not searching job boards for new openings. They are employed, passive, and busy professionals who generally find new job opportunities through their network. Human Resource professionals are unlikely to be able to get in contact with this type of candidate. Top search firm recruiters, however, have built up connections with top executives, physicians, clinicians, IT professionals and finance specialists over the years and are proficient in contacting these very inaccessible people and their networks.
2. Difficult Roles
High level roles often require a unique set of skills. Finding a professional who possesses multiple qualities and skills is not easy. A top search firm has the resources and capabilities to discover candidates for these difficult to fill roles. The best firms have databases filled with pre-qualified candidates and are very familiar with conducting searches for positions that require a set of mixed skills.
3. Save Time and Money
Taking on the responsibility of attracting, recruiting, and hiring talent is time consuming. Reaching out to top candidates is a strategic effort that is performed by multiple recruiters in a top search firm. Having your employees, who are inexperienced with hiring take this on is an ineffective use of their energy and time. Also, the costs associated with hiring the wrong person for a key position are extremely high. The cost of utilizing a search firm saves money and time in the long run.
4. Prescreening
A top search firm will narrow down the pool of candidates to a manageable number of outstanding choices. These top candidates are prescreened to streamline the interview process. Thus, you will only see the very best candidates.
5. Direction
A growing organization will need to add new roles. There are many things to consider when hiring for a newly created role including compensation structure, responsibilities and chain of command.  A search firm will be able to offer guidance and consultation based on their knowledge of the job market and role expectations.
6. Confidentiality
Trust and confidentiality are offered by top search firms whenever the search needs to be off the record.  This is the case when replacing an underperforming employee while they are still in the role. This type of search requires the discretion that only a trusted search firm can provide. A top search firm will also be able to identify what characteristics and talents are lacking in the current employee and work to find a candidate that meets all the requirements.

These are just some of the reasons to use a top search firm. If you use professionals to find the best talent, the return on investment will be maximized. A top search firm will help you hire the right people for your organization.


Kathy Lin - Tal HealthcareWritten by:
Kathy Lin, Marketing Communications Manager
Kathy writes content for Tal Healthcare, a healthcare career website. She has a background in recruiting, sales, and teaching.  She holds a BA in Biology from the University of Vermont.  When she isn’t writing you can find her outside running, skiing or biking.

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