I don’t need to bother working with a recruiter, you say. I know my experience…
By John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker, LLC, BV Staffing + Consulting
Hiring someone for your practice is challenging enough. The idea of working with a recruiter can seem like more than you want to take on. Mark Orndorff, Principal with Southard Financial in Memphis, offers a testimonial that could change your mind.
At first, I wasn’t sure about working with a recruiter because we had never worked with a recruiter before. Our hiring had always been from within a circle of friends, referral sources, or even family members. Also, we were unsure of what the costs would be.
I reached out to John, though, because I had seen his newsletters over the years and I knew he was specific to our industry. We wanted to hire someone that wanted to be in the BV industry. Also, we are very busy and do not have an HR department, so sorting through resumes and interviewing multiple candidates seemed daunting.
When I spoke to him I was surprised by the options that were presented. We had no idea that there were young college graduates that were specifically choosing a BV path. John listened to our needs and suggested a couple options, which led us to what we feel like is the right hire for us at this time.
John’s input was especially helpful in letting us focus on the few candidates that were available that fit our needs, our firm, and our location. His input was also especially helpful in the interview process, the assessment of each candidate, and the crafting of an offer.
The impression I had about working with a recruiter which I discovered just wasn’t true was that the process would drag on for a long time. John was able to pinpoint a few candidates that fit into our need and budget and help facilitate interviews and visits that resulted in a relatively quick hire. For us, the cost of the service was well worth our professionals not spending undue time finding a suitable candidate.
You’ll get the most value out of working with John if you give him the information he needs to find a group of candidates that fit with your need, firm size, and culture. John was able to quickly get a feel for what type of candidate would fit at our firm in our city. Since he has done his homework already with each candidate he is in touch with, he is able to match up candidates with the job opening very well.