Your Recruiter Needs to Know Your Industry

May 15, 2015

Sometimes it’s about culture and language; two somewhat algorithmic-averse concepts that should be considered when identifying talent that your recruiter needs to have mastered in order to refine a smart list of candidates. Yes, your recruiter needs to understand you, your company, first and foremost, but an expertise in your industry means they know how companies like yours talk and function and therefore can avoid the blind alleys and lock in on the most promising talent.

This expertise helps you better set compensation levels and understand what sort of experience you need for the role you’re looking to fill. And this all helps at crunch time, after the interviews, when it’s time to make a choice. In other words, a recruiter with industry experience makes you a much smarter shopper for talent.

Not just about filling positions.

With the shrinking talent pool and cultural shifts that go along with the throng of millennials entering the workforce, it’s important to adapt your compensation strategy so that you can allure the top talent. At the very least, you need the data to make the best decisions, if you’re not ready to add the expertise. As the millennials move in, it’s not going to just be about money and the way you talk to prospective hires and what influences the way they perceive you is changing. Understanding these nuances equals competitive edge and it starts by choosing the right recruiter.

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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