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3 Reasons Why You Should Be Using a Recruiter
The BioPharma and Med Tech industries are notoriously tricky with regard to hiring. Regardless of whether you are posting job descriptions for marketing, market access, or analytics, only top talent will do. Successful candidates will need to have the right education and experience and the personality traits that will contribute to strengthening the company culture.
In situations like this–particularly when you need to fill positions quickly–it can be incredibly helpful to partner with an expert and trusted advisor. In this article, we will go over the three main benefits you can expect from working with a recruiter and what you should look for when choosing the right agency to partner with.
A vast professional network
Working with the right recruiter can significantly extend your applicant reach–make sure you keep a couple of things in mind. Most importantly, you should make sure that you are working with someone who has direct experience staffing in your particular industry. They should be familiar with the lexicon and skill requirements related to the open position(s). You should also ensure that they have a national or international presence to ensure that they will be pulling the best applicants from the most significant pool of people. (Not to worry, they can facilitate the relocation discussion and process. )
Experience vetting candidates
The interviewing and hiring process is so much more than just making sure that someone meets all of the requirements listed as bullet points in the job description. Recruiters have placed hundreds (or even thousands) of successful candidates with many different types of companies, so they understand the subjective qualities and interpersonal skills that will make an applicant successful at a particular company. Asking about past experiences filling similar vacancies will be a meaningful conversation that you will have with the recruiter before they even start vetting candidates.
Streamlined process and logistics
It would be best to seek out a recruiter with years of experience hiring. The ones who do will have a tried and true system in place that works like clockwork. Scouting potential candidates, reaching out, doing initial vetting, following up: all of this takes a ton of time and energy–especially without an established process in place. Not to mention, a good recruiter can act as an advisor and provide continued support and guidance throughout the employee experience. A company is only as strong as its employees. Working with a recruiter is an excellent way to make sure that you are scouting the best of the best.
The Alpine Group