More Recruiters Just Means More

December 17, 2014

As a hiring manager, you’re probably seeing 250 resumes on average for each of your corporate job openings
according to Dr. John Sullivan of You need to find those gems in the stack, but it’s frustrating getting overwhelmed with the wrong types of candidates. To manage the mountain of resumes, you rely on your ATS to weed out applicants that aren’t even remotely qualified. Then, you spend 6 seconds scanning the ones the program flagged as potentials. You might also have a few that are employee referrals. Lastly, you’ve got the recruiters.

The job of a recruiting firm is to screen potential applicants for your job and only bring you relevant candidates. While you know recruiting can be treated like a numbers game, you also assume that your recruiters would only send you qualified candidates. Why would they waste your time otherwise? It stands to reason then that working with 10 or more recruiting agencies is going to increase your chances exponentially of finding highly qualified and motivated workers.

Yet, with more recruiters to screen for the best, you’re still drowning in applicants. Because most recruiters do treat it like a numbers game. They think the more candidates they throw at a job opening, the better their chances of getting one to stick. That approach and attitude only adds to the mountain and your frustration.

There’s An Easy Solution.

The easiest solution is to work with one top recruiting firm and develop a relationship with them.

Top recruiters want a long term relationship with you and work hard to earn your trust. They strive to understand your industry, your organization and your needs. Their goal is to get you the best talent by finding the right candidate for you, not a bunch of maybes. The best recruiters are exhaustive and won’t rest until the job is filled. Then, they’ll keep in touch with you and your employee to make sure it’s all working out.

About NextGen

NextGen is the brainchild of longtime telecom professionals with nearly 50 years of experience and millions of dollars in Telecom Recruiting Services. We focus on establishing long term relationships with our clients and candidates so we can recruit the best and the brightest in the telecom industry. This ‘quality over quantity’ approach is at the heart of everything we do and has resulted in successful job placements at Fortune 1000 firms worldwide.

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