A dozen years ago IT recruiters relied upon paper resumes and referrals to identify IT consultants for various technical jobs. There were very few, if IT job boards and CRM’s to make the job of technical recruiters easier. The landscape today has changed dramatically. Here are the biggest advancements that have ultimately transformed the IT staffing industry:
1) CRM’s: This allows IT recruiters Boston the ability to organize their candidates and efficiently find/contact them for various IT jobs. CRM’s today all IT recruiters MA the ability to mass mail – thus sending one email to hundreds to thousands of candidates.
2) Monster: Still the premiere technical job board on the market today, Monster is the #1 resource for prospective candidates and IT recruiting companies alike.
3) Linkedin: Allows IT recruiters CA the ability to find passive candidates, while giving IT staffing salespeople the ability to find hiring managers within their target accounts.
These 3 technologies have transformed the IT recruiting industry. Most all IT staffing companies have access (or upgraded accounts) to each. If you’re looking at a career in technical recruiting, make sure the IT staffing firms you meet with provide their IT recruiters San Diego access to these sites.
Finding the right office space for IT recruiting companies can be challenging. Typically, most IT staffing firms like to have a large bullpen where all of their IT recruiters can sit. This space is usually wide open so technical recruiters Boston can hear the conversations and easily interact with other IT recruiters Boston. There should not be any columns or walls to divide, the desks should include very low cubicles. Surrounding the pit should be offices for the IT staffing salespeople. Offices are needed as client conversations sometimes should be kept private and without any loud disturbance/noise (music, other technical recruiters or IT staffing salespeople, etc) in the background. Of course, this may not be possible for IT staffing companies who reside in a large city as the space is limited.
The Manager of Branch IT Recruiting and the Manager of Branch IT Staffing Salespeople should sit somewhere in the pit, while the Director of Operations should have a corner office. All other administrative personnel should be in the pit as well to ensure an easy flow of communication.
Given these ideal parameters of office space for IT recruiting firms, it makes the search extremely difficult. Factor in the commutes for your IT recruiters San Diego and IT recruiters LA, proximity to nearby highways, sandwich shops and restaurants, the list of possible locations becomes even smaller.
Lastly, budgets obviously play a major factor. While most companies would like to have an office in a major city to draw young professionals looking for a career in technical recruiting, the rents can be extremely high. Thus an IT staffing office in the subburbs might make more sense.