Employers Frequently Asked Questions
I have an HR Department that handles recruiting and staffing so why would I outsource?
Many companies that have Human Resources Departments consider using outside recruiting firms because their existing staff may not have the time or expertise to effectively source top candidates for critical and difficult to fill positions. Many companies find that traditional recruiting methods (newspaper ads, job postings, referrals) do not consistently provide success in filling time sensitive and critical openings. Because today’s candidates can email their resumes with the click of a button, many HR Departments are deluged with resumes that do not fit the mark. Wasted time spent sifting through resumes of job hoppers and candidates that have no relevant experience could be better spent talking to qualified candidates. Companies that outsource this important function find they save a lot of time and get better results working with an industry-specific search firm. We guarantee that you will gain access to a broader pool of qualified candidates.
Where do you find the best candidates?
The best candidates are almost always employed and performing the job duties you are trying to fill. This includes those candidates working for a competitor. Top industry talents must be identified and recruited. The few candidates who are seeking opportunities have no effective way of promoting their availability or protecting their confidentiality. Today’s candidates have more employment choices than ever before and the likelihood of them knocking on your door are remote. Today’s successful employers are taking a proactive approach to their staffing needs.
Is it expensive to work with an Executive Recruiter?
Executive recruiters are cost effective. The benefit of using an executive search firm can be weighed against the cost of preparing and executing an advertising campaign, screening, and qualifying candidates, operating without a needed employee for an extended length of time, compared to the relative insurance of getting the right person for the job. The use of executive recruiters is an investment in improving the quality of your management team. But even beyond that, the risk of not using executive recruiters is too great. For smaller companies – in which one hiring mistake can have disastrous results – using executive recruiters is sometimes more important than for corporate giants. Hiring an incompetent employee who makes bad decisions can cost a company large sums of money – or worse, its very existence. More than ever before, executive talent is at a premium and can make or break the fortunes of a business. Professional, industry-specific executive recruiters can deliver the best talent to your door.
What geographic area does Robins Consulting serve?
Robins Consulting serves candidates and companies in every state in the US as well as Canada and Mexico. Although North America is our primary focus, we have conducted senior-level searches in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.