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Recruiting a recruiter? How to choose a new recruiting partner

I speak with my peers in the tech space daily. It has become the top discussion of how to find extraordinary technology professionals and should that search be performed in-house or leave it to professionals.

There are pros and cons to both in-house and external recruitment for technology professionals.

I asked one of my top connections in LinkedIn and a clear leader in the Talent Acquisition industry.

Chris Bloomquist Founding Partner of The Talent Mine.

Here was his sage advice.

“I love when a smart client or candidate asks me why they should work with us, as I feel any service provider should “know their why” and their USP. The recruitment industry, especially technology recruiting is saturated with high-volume, low-quality performance metrics geared towards commoditizing humans, and automating the recruitment process. Until the day comes where robots are hiring machines, there will ALWAYS be a human element and subjectivity to our profession and the hiring process. There will be mistakes along the way and hiring for “fit” is as much art as it is science. However, there are a few fundamental ways we build trust with our clients and candidates. Our pillars include exceptional expertise, transparent business practices, and always providing value.

We hire technology professionals to BE tech recruiters, so we have industry professionals serving their peers and giving career advice. We let our job seekers know how many applicants we have, how they compare to others, and what they can do to maintain a competitive edge. We share with our clients what we know about our candidates’ intentions, why they are looking, and how they will vet a potential role to see if it’s a fit for them. This level of openness builds trust, credibility, and value all by applying the “golden rule” of life to business. It seems simple, but few organizations behave with a balance of heart and pragmatism, and this gives us a distinct edge for the clients and candidates we serve.”

Chris Bloomquist

Founding Partner / Talent Acquisition

As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, more and more companies are turning to professional recruiting firms to help them find and attract top talent. A great recruiting firm can also provide valuable insights and advice on the job market and hiring trends. They can help your company to stay up to date on the latest trends and best practices in recruiting, which can help to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your company's hiring process.

In conclusion, using a professional recruiting firm can bring a wealth of benefits to your company. They can help to access a wider pool of candidates, bring expertise and objectivity to the hiring process, help with the negotiation process, and provide valuable insights and advice on the job market and hiring trends. If your company is looking to fill specialized or high-level roles, or simply wants to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its hiring process, working with a professional recruiting firm may be a valuable investment.

While every business is unique with a unique style and value proposition. There is a pattern to success.

If you want to learn more about how to scale your business, I am always open to a conversation that will focus on the key steps you need to take to grow your business and get your life back.

I am looking forward to moving forward.


PROACTIVE - President / CEO

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