Technological advancements, market shifts and the overall rapid pace of business today has opened up a lot of new niche positions across industries. The recruitment industry has responded to the emergence of these new positions with specialised recruitment firms.
Instead of approaching recruitment on a general scale (i.e. recruiting for technology positions), these businesses hone in on specific industries, positions and skills. More and more, specialised recruiters are becoming the norm in the recruitment industry. What makes these professionals better equipped to find the perfect candidate for you?
Specialised recruiters are becoming the norm in the recruitment industry.
1. They come equipped with specialised knowledge
When recruiters hone in on one niche area, they become experts in the market. This benefits clients and candidates in a few critical ways. For starters, specialised recruiters have key market information – including knowledge about industry demand and salary trends.
This industry knowledge also allows recruiters to place candidates with market trends in mind. This level of predictive placement can be hugely useful to clients as they will be provided with candidates that not only have skills needed now but skills that are aligned with where the industry is going.
2. They have important industry connections
Focusing in on one industry or job function allows recruiters to network more effectively within their given market. This close contact with industry players means that specialised recruiters are often the first point of contact when new positions are available in their space. This gives candidates that choose specialised recruiters unique access to these openings.
3. They have the capacity to form stronger relationships
Boiling your space down to a limited area also makes a specialised recruiters' candidate pool much more manageable. This means recruiters have the opportunity to build higher quality relationships with their contacts.
Specialised recruiters have the opportunity to build higher quality relationships with their contacts.
Despite the flurry of technological advancements, this human element of recruiting remains as one of the most powerful tools for a recruiter. Nurturing relationships with both candidates and clients is more effective when recruiters deal with smaller market spaces.
Specialised recruitment agencies have the industry knowledge and connections to place exceptional candidates in modern-day positions. When you combine this with the critical relationships they form on both ends of the spectrum, these recruiters have a considerable leg up on their generalised counterparts.