Why Choose a Small Boutiques Staffing Firm as Opposed to a Larger Staffing Firm?
Posted on August 1, 2018 by courtney
Courtesy of COHIRES.COM
WHY CHOOSE A SMALL BOUTIQE STAFFING FIRM COMPARED TO A LARGER, WELL KNOWN FIRM?
How important is it for you to receive personalized attention you are looking for who really listens and understands your sense of urgency, company culture, skill set/qualifications and personality profile?
In today’s business environment it’s pretty easy to find out what other companies are doing. With networking being the “word” of the new century, it doesn’t take much effort to find out what’s going on at XYZ Recruiting Firm. Being in the industry now for 11 plus years, we have both worked at large well-known National staffing firms and smaller boutique firms. We have first hand experience to understand the difference in Recruiter’s style in both environments. In a larger company it’s not uncommon to call the staffing firm and find out the Recruiter you worked with for a while is no longer there; resulting in higher turn-over. That’s why the next call you might get is from your “new” recruiter at XYZ, because your old recruiter is no longer at the firm.
When you’re working with a company that’s business model is based on “numbers”, the problem is you as a client are up against their plan rather than yours! I equate this to what happens to be my favorite past time and that’s shopping.
I prefer to shop at small boutique stores that focus their attention on me and quality stuff, instead of filling their shelves with mass produced stuff and no one to be found. These large firms focus on the numbers and less on you. At the end of the day the recruiter on the job needs to show good numbers to their managers. The “good’ numbers consists of how many people did they recruit, how many jobs orders did they get, and how many send-outs did they have today?
Is there anything in there about you? Perhaps you’re the job order that they got, but the focus is not on you, it’s on the numbers. Have you ever heard the expression, “if you throw enough mud on the walls some will stick”? Well mud doesn’t look good under my nails!
When I first started recruiting that’s what I did. I worked the numbers instead of working for my clients. What I found is spinning my wheels all over the place took so much time and not enough progress for my clients! These are the reasons that encouraged us to start our own business. My reputation has been and always will be very important; thus leading us to long lasting, solid relationships!!! Our intentions are to give much more personal attention to our clients and candidates that we come into contact with.
That is why today we work with only a handful of clients and why our success rate is much better than ever before. My clients love the fact that we are always available for them and flexible to work the way they need me to work.
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