March 2012: The Supplier Spotlight Monthly SBE Contest.
Sponsored by Supplier-Connection – An initiative of major US companies committed to spending more with US-based small businesses.
As an HR Manager for 14 years, part of my many responsibilities was to work with outside recruitment firms to conduct employee searches. Through all my research I couldn’t find a single recruitment firm to fill the variety of positions I had open and needed to quickly fill. Instead, I used multiple firms. For example, recruitment firms specializing in Engineering talent could not help my needs for talent in the Finance department. The search process is a time intensive one, only shortened by a search firm’s understanding of the way our company did business. Dealing with three or four different firms at one time complicated my job, turning each task into an extremely time consuming and stressful event!
Multiple recruitment firms meant multiple contacts—all with different styles, processes and efficiencies. Multiple recruitment firms meant keeping track of multiple sources of resumes, phone calls, negotiating styles, financial terms and conditions, and organizing submissions from multiple sources.
After dealing with these issues long enough I realized the opportunity and started Executive Career Connections with a business partner. Rather than being a niche provider we decided to provide direct and contract placement for all positions in all industries. Thus, allowing companies to work with one recruiter who’s more familiar with their business culture and has a standard approach to fees. Clients can now receive resumes, phone calls, and emails from only one recruiter. Bottom line…higher familiarity leads to more efficient manageability and quicker hires. The time saved is priceless!
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