Q: What advantages do employers have working with a recruiter?
LH: Recruiting and hiring can be an ordeal, and we try to make it easier so everyone can get back to their business. It’s also easier to place people for long-term clients because I have a better understanding of your culture and can find better matches. After 31 years, I have learned some things to make me a great partner for my clients.
The work I do is confidential. We guarantee our placement. There is a stamp that if the candidate doesn’t work out, we will replace that candidate for free. I also have a rule of three: When I present you with three candidates, one of those will be the right fit.
MQ: Recruiters save employers time. We are generally able to fill positions much quicker than employers on their own because this is what we do all the time. Paladin specializes in marketing, creative, communications and digital, and we have offices all over the country. Therefore we can source from a larger talent pool and present the candidate in the best way, creating a better caliber of candidates.
Look at recruiters as a partner, not a vendor. I actually enjoy getting involved in the planning stage with clients because it’s more strategic to be proactive versus reactive. Many times our clients become candidates and our candidates become clients.
For more information about Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc. visit www.lhazan.com. There you can see current openings, get information on job search and join their weekly email list.
For more information about Paladin, visit www.paladinstaff.com. You can view current openings and find out more about their employer services. Thinking about getting into recruiting? Check out their internal job postings at www.becomearecruiter.com.