WHY SHOULD YOU USE A RECRUITER?
Your practice should use a recruiter because the best people aren’t looking for a job — they are already working. These are the proven performers who are in the top five or ten percent of their profession. They don’t look at job ads, they don’t keep their CV’s circulating, and they don’t post their CV on Indeed. If you want to hire these people you have to find them, because they aren’t searching for you.
Identifying and approaching these hidden prospects is not an easy task, but that’s what trained recruiters do every day. Also, a trained recruiter can help you avoid mistakes in the hiring process by providing an objective analysis of a candidate and can save you time by screening candidates against your requirements. Finally, a recruiter can preserve your anonymity when it is critical to do so.
WHEN DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO USE A RECRUITER?
Using a recruiter is crucial when the position you need to fill is important to your company. A recruiter specialises in finding serious career-minded people, the kind of achievers who aren’t interested in limited or dead-end positions. If the position is relatively unimportant to your company’s future, don’t use a recruiter.
Place your own help-wanted ads.
The biggest difference is that recruiters work for you. We specialise in finding you the top talent within the clinical veterinary field.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO USE A RECRUITER?
Most recruiting is performed on a contingency basis, meaning if the recruiter doesn’t complete the assignment, you don’t pay. If you hire one of the recruiter’s candidates, the usual fee is somewhere between 18% and 25% of the new employee’s first-year salary.
Vets2Vets recruitment performs searches on a retained and contingency basis and we have a third option- the hybrid which is a hybrid of a retained and contingency search which is popular with some of our clients.
IS IT IMPORTANT FOR RECRUITERS TO HAVE EXPERIENCE IN YOUR INDUSTRY?
It is important that recruiters have experience in your industry because they will improve your chance of getting good people with the specific experience you need. They understand the candidates’ language, they’ll understand their accomplishments, they’ll see through their exaggerations, and they will make a better impression on your behalf.
Experience within a particular industry also allows recruiters to save time. They more readily understand your job description and what is important to your situation. They will also have a better knowledge of where to start looking or where not to look for qualified candidates.
That’s why we employ vets.
SHOULD YOU USE MORE THAN ONE RECRUITER FOR AN OPEN POSITION?
Generally, it is almost always best to establish a good relationship with your recruiter and use them exclusively on jobs searches. There are risks associated with using multiple recruiters to fill the same position. Multiple recruiters will eventually cross paths in the search for candidates.
When prospective candidates hear about the same job from several recruiters, your company may develop a reputation as a “revolving door”, where turnover is a problem. Your company may become known as one that raids other companies for their personnel.
Another risk is that you might scare away candidates. The best people are conscientious and don’t want to take time off to interview for a job that apparently is being offered to everyone.
HOW IMPORTANT IS AN ONGOING RELATIONSHIP WITH A RECRUITER?
An ongoing relationship with your recruiter is just as important as having a good relationship with your team. Good recruiters are particularly valuable if you have frequent hiring needs. If the recruiter is already familiar with your company, they should be able to respond much more quickly to your needs.
Good recruiters keep up with industry trends, employee benefits, compensation and personnel planning. Recruiters are more likely to give their best clients the best service, even on smaller job roles.
HOW CAN YOU JUDGE A RECRUITER'S PERFORMANCE?
There are certain indicators that will help you determine whether the recruiter is doing a good job. First, look at who’s actually working on the assignment. Are they professional in their day-to-day contact with you? Second, look at the candidates who have been presented to you. Do they meet your criteria for experience and skills? Are they prepared for the interview?
WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER VETS2VETS RECRUITMENT?
You should consider Vets2Vets recruitment for many reasons.
First, we have high standards for performance. We are results-oriented, hard-working professionals who only recommend the best qualified candidates to our clients.
Secondly, we have a proven track record of success in completing vacancies within the Animal Health/Veterinary services. We take the search and recruiting business, the future of our company and our clients’ success very seriously. Our ongoing planning keeps us focused on our primary goal.
Vets2Vets recruitment has a simple mission – helping our clients and candidates achieve their goals by building long-term relationships based on trust, professionalism, and results.
We’ve placed veterinary clinicians in new businesses across the UK every day.
Placing people first is what we do best!