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It’s a candidate’s market, and recruiting is tricky these days. If you’re feeling the pressure, don’t hesitate to reach out to a recruiter; it’s their job to help you overcome the many challenges involved in your search and find the right fit fast.

There are all kinds of ways recruiters can make the process work better for you. Here are just a few obstacles they can help you through.

I don’t have enough candidates

Recruiters spend a lot of time in this arena. They know the best places to find candidates for those hard-to-fill positions, and they have networks of former candidates they can reach out to. They’re not just going to look for people who are actively seeking, either. Recruiters have communication with passive candidates down, and that means your candidate list is going to be supplemented with some great fits who aren’t on a job hunt, but are open to moving for the right position.

My favorite candidates always find another job before I send them an offer

Unfortunately, if you’re not moving fast, you may lose candidates to other organizations that are. We know you have a lot on your plate and may not have the bandwidth to keep things moving. Good news, though – a recruiter can devote their time to your position to make sure progress is being made and candidates are being communicated with. They can also give you advice to help you keep things efficient on your end.

I don’t have time to go through all these resumes

We’ve seen some pretty huge mountains of applicants in our time. It can be overwhelming trying to find the ones that are the best fit! A recruiter can take resume screening over for you, sifting through the resumes themselves and sending you the ones you need to see.

I’m not getting the kind of candidates I’m looking for

If you’re getting candidates who don’t have the qualifications or experience you’re looking for, you may need to look beyond the recruiting process itself for the issue. A good recruiter can help out with this, too! They spend a lot of time with job seekers and have seen job ads for a wide variety of organizations, so they can make suggestions for wording, job titles, salary ranges, etc. that will help you attract people who will be a great fit for your position.

People are saying we have a poor candidate experience

Candidate experience is crucial. If your process is unpleasant for candidates, there’s a good chance they’re telling others, and it could harm your reputation. Recruiters spend a lot of time in this space, and they know what candidates want out of their application and interview experience. They can give you advice on where you might be falling short, and they’re motivated to represent your company well, so they’re striving to make their interactions with your candidates positive, as well.

We know it’s hard out there. What’s your biggest recruiting struggle these days?

Reach out to us – we’d love to talk about how we can help you overcome your recruiting obstacles.

Emily Miller
Emily Miller
Emily is Purple Ink’s Director of Marketing. She enjoys being able to exercise both her creative side and her analytical side, and as a Learner, loves helping to create new services and tactics and discovering the best ways to share them with the community.

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