I’m asked on a daily basis “what makes you a specialist recruiter”? or “what’s the difference between a specialist recruiter and a generalist recruiter”?
The main difference is the time we spend on a job and the quality of the candidates that we deliver to our client.
We focus on finding the best candidate(s) available in the market. We spend time with the client, meeting them prior to accepting the job which allows us to understand exactly what their requirements are and get an understanding of the company culture.
We don’t just look on portals to find the candidate, we have a portfolio of existing candidates that we have built relationships with. We know what they want from a company and what their motives are. More often than not, we are able to arrange interviews before we have even placed an advert.
We’re dedicated to the markets we cover, we attend and sponsor events within our communities which help us build our portfolio of candidates.
As a company, we focus on the areas that our offices are located in and our team comprises of experienced recruiters with an average of 8 years in the industry.
Deciding to use a specialist or generalist recruiter comes down to a few things:
Are you looking for someone with specialised skills?
How quickly do you need someone?
How much time do you want to spend interviewing candidates?
Do you want quality or quantity?
How long has the recruiter been in the industry?
Do they have a team supporting them?
When you decide to employ the services of a recruiter, you want to be dealing with people who are invested in the relevant market, understand your wants and needs and can deliver quality candidates to you promptly.
The fees charged between specialist and generalist recruiters vary, but so does the service and quality – so the question is, are you getting what you pay for? Or is it time to look at speaking to a specialist?