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High-Tech Headhunters: Why Recruiting Firms are the Secret Weapon for Tech Companies


In today’s fast-paced tech world, finding top talent is essential for driving innovation and success within any company. Just as a well-oiled machine needs the right parts, a tech company needs the right people to reach its full potential. That's where specialty recruiting firms come in. At technical recruiting agencies like Blackmere, we use cutting-edge tools and data to find the perfect candidates who will propel your company forward.


Why Invest in a Recruitment Agency?


  1. Time, money, and resource savings: Recruitment agencies streamline the hiring process, freeing up your valuable time, money, and internal resources for other important aspects of your business.

For a company with $25 million in revenue, and roughly 100 employees with an average time to fill of 90 days, the COV (cost of vacancy)  is roughly $148,000.00


  1. Access to niche talent: Recruitment agencies specialize in specific industries or professions, making them experts in finding candidates with unique skills and experiences. Oftentimes, they have an existing candidate network and database that allow them to locate passive candidates that would go unnoticed in traditional hiring scenarios.  We go beyond job titles and applicants from job boards.  We work to ensure you find the perfect fit for your technical requirements, company culture, and scope.


  1. Reduced risk of bad hires: As mentioned above, a vacant role can be costly, but another important consideration is the cost of hire that does not work out.  Making a bad hire can be costly and detrimental. Recruitment agencies conduct thorough background checks and reference assessments to mitigate this risk. We are experts in identifying red flags and potential candidate concerns out of the gate, so there is less risk upon onboarding. 

The US Department of Labor estimates that a ‘bad hire’ can cost a company 30% of that individual’s yearly salary. This can go up when we consider the cost of equipment and onboarding. 


  1. Enhanced branding:  Recruitment agencies effectively and often confidentially promote your company to potential candidates through position re-branding and other marketing tricks that work to have candidates truly envision themselves at your company, improving your employer brand and making you more appealing to top talent.

  2. Stay ahead with hiring trends with relevant data:  Recruitment agencies go beyond mere trend-watching; they intricately analyze vast datasets encompassing market dynamics, candidate behaviors, and emerging technologies. This data-driven approach positions your organization at the forefront, not just staying competitive but pioneering recruitment practices that resonate with and entice the most sought-after candidates in the industry.

  3. Confidential Searches: There are many reasons to perform a confidential search for a technical hire. From replacing an employee that the company is not ready to publicly announce, to avoiding attention from bad actors, partnering with a recruitment agency means that the role can be filled without the public knowing. 

If you have been thinking about partnering with a recruitment agency, Blackmere Consulting is here to assist you on your hiring journey. We specialize in connecting businesses with exceptional talent. Our team of recruitment experts are dedicated to understanding your unique needs and finding candidates who not only meet your qualifications but also align seamlessly with your company culture. We are always happy to answer any questions on how our process can work for you. 


Don't let the complexities of hiring overwhelm you. Let us navigate the process with you, so you can focus on growing your business. Reach out to us today for a transformative hiring experience. Let's find the ideal candidate for your open position and pave the way for your company's success.


Citation: 


Dovich, R. (2021, September 21). What is the Cost of Vacant Positions? 


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