Many companies collaborate with professional recruiters to find and onboard entry-level candidates. What they don’t always realize, however, is that these agencies can also help with the direct placement of midlevel managers, directors, and executives.
What is direct placement hiring? It’s when a business works with a recruitment firm to fill an open position for a permanent employee rather than a temporary hire. This approach leaves the heavy recruiting work to the agency while the client can focus on other high-level organizational needs.
Are you scaling and need more people in your executive ranks? Did a C-suite member resign, leaving you scrambling to fill the gap? When trying to identify quality non-entry-level hires, here are some of the benefits of working with a staffing agency:
1. You can conduct national and international candidate searches. Staffing agencies like Integrity Staffing Solutions have deep talent networks, and sourcing is what we do. Through those connections, we can build a diverse talent pool that includes executive-level applicants.
Remember: It’s not just about posting your position or performing a Boolean search to find qualified people. It’s about seeking the right talent fit with the background and skill set to match your high-level needs.
2. You can evaluate résumés efficiently. Companies routinely underestimate how time-consuming it can be to sift through stacks of cover letters and résumés. Recruitment firms do this all day, often with help from advanced software that assists in narrowing down prospects using AI-enhanced programming.
Time is money, so it’s crucial to find the strongest talent in the most efficient way possible. Your local HR team might specialize in entry-level recruitment but not have the skills necessary to handle an executive search. A staffing partner can act as an extension of your team to ensure you’re getting the best quality hires for your core placement needs.
Identifying strong candidates and moving them into the hiring pipeline quickly is essential to getting a manager or executive into needed roles in your company.
3. You can begin to see a candidate’s whole picture. When you’re trying to add a new hire to your executive team, you might have an ideal candidate in mind.
However, will you know your ideal candidate when you see them on paper or meet them during an interview? Not necessarily. Staffing agency personnel have spent years sharpening their capability to see all-star performers from a 360-degree perspective. They bring fresh eyes to sourced candidates, enabling them to gauge each candidate’s holistic value.
The next time you need to bring a new middle manager or executive aboard, consider the advantages of direct hire placement. With the right agency working on your behalf, you can shorten your time to hire, improve the quality of your candidates, and make a match with someone who’s going to be a true asset to your brand and team.
Integrity Staffing Solutions is a full-service staffing agency and ranks in the top 2% of agencies across the country for quality service based on ClearlyRated’s “Best of Staffing” client survey. To learn more about Integrity or for help with your hiring needs, visit integritystaffing.com or call 833-446-1300.