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Industry Recruiters – Return on Investment

Hiring Advice

You have an urgent hiring need. One of your top performers left unexpectedly, or you need to replace an under-performing team member. In either case, you realize the role needs to be filled in a timely manner and with a stronger candidate that can solve the challenges the predecessor faced to further grow your business.

The value of working with Egret Consulting?

You clearly acknowledge the value in working with a professional recruiter that specializes in your industry. In the case of Egret Consulting; the electrical industry. You realize that nobody knows your marketplace better than Egret. You recognize that we identify who your competitors are, understand your go to market strategy, know the technologies involved in your products and can effectively identify, attract, and land the candidates that are both a professional and cultural fit for your organization. Easy, peasy, right?

Return on Investment

Now…that final question, “tell me about your fee structure?” Radio silence ensues. After reviewing and acknowledging all the benefits to working with us, suddenly the recruiter’s fee is an ‘expense’.  We challenge you to view the fee as an investment.

You could create an internet ad or social media post or post a job description to your company’s website.  You’ll likely receive hundreds of resumes of candidates that aren’t a fit. Think of how your valuable time will be wasted by reviewing all the submitted resumes that won’t get you who you’re looking for. Instead, we can attract the best ‘passive’ candidates in the industry. They’re gainfully employed and achieving tremendous success…for your competitor. They’re the best, not the best ‘available’.

Qualified Candidates

Egret Consulting will develop a list of candidates that match your specifications.  Each recruiter at Egret Consulting has an established and vast network of industry specific contacts…relationships. Each are called and evaluated against the specifications that were outlined in a lengthy phone conversation with the hiring manager. In addition, the list of candidates is measured on a personality / cultural fit with the company and the team they will work with. The list is, then, broken down into a much smaller list of finalists; and in the end, two to four will be formally vetted and presented. We work with honesty and integrity throughout the recruitment process, with speed to minimize ramp up time and ultimately, save you, the client, money. Then, comes the close…we will negotiate a strong offer on your behalf. Remember, Egret Consulting has ‘real time’ data of what candidates in the same positions are making at your competitors. We should be viewed as a trusted adviser who can assist you in preparing a great offer that the candidate will accept. Now it’s time for us to walk the candidate through the resignation process, address potential counter offers, and then walk both the client and candidate through the onboarding process. We will then stay in touch with you and the candidate, checking in regularly to get progress reports and learn of successes. As a professional recruiter, there’s no better validation of a successful placement than learning of your candidate’s first big purchase order, product launch, or implemented product design. Our greatest accomplishments are when we learn of placed candidates being promoted into even larger roles within the organization. What’s the result? Retention and productivity; and increased revenue or savings created from that placed candidate.

Back to present…fee. Hopefully, you are no longer viewing it as an expense. When you consider the ‘real’ expense of trying to fill critical roles with less effective (and not necessarily less expensive) methods that may land a less qualified and effective candidate it makes sense. Sharp executives recognize that a professional recruiter’s fee is a strategic investment, not a line-item expense. The return on your investment will indeed pay dividends over time.