Advances in science and technology have led to a large number of innovations, resulting in new products and services, which help in saving time and money. Hence a large number of companies are interested in hiring science technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates and professionals. Many of these companies, especially the smaller startups do not have the human resources staff and resources to recruit the stem professionals themselves. Hence they would like to find out the leading stem recruitment company to help it recruit suitable staff. Some of the criteria for finding a suitable recruitment company are described below.
One of the criteria for choosing a recruitment company is the number of resumes it already has, and how it is adding new resumes. Many of the better recruitment firms work closely with the leading job websites, and have access to their resume database. So while most stem professionals will not send their updated resume to the recruitment agency regularly, they are more likely to update their resume on the job portal since the resumes are accessed by a large number of companies and recruitment agencies. Additionally the recruitment agency will also work closely with the top colleges, finding jobs for fresh graduates.
It is also advisable to find out how the recruitment agency is advertising the job vacancy, finding suitable candidates. While some companies contact the candidates in their resume database, many of these candidates may not be interested in a new job due to various reasons. So the company should also advertise the job vacancy online and offline, to find suitable candidates, who are actively searching for a new job because they are not happy with their existing job, or have lost their existing job. The better recruitment agencies are aware that most candidates are searching for jobs online, so they advertise extensively on social media especially Linkedin, Facebook, twitter. They also optimize the posting for search engines, so that the vacancies will rank well.
Most businesses hire a recruitment agency since they do not want to waste their time interviewing a large number of candidates, they expect the recruitment agency to do the screening. So it is advisable to ask the candidate what kind of additional screening they do for the candidates who they shortlist. In some cases, the recruitment agency will discuss the job profile with the job applicant to find out if he is really interested and willing to join. In other cases, the agency may be using software or other tools to find candidates, saving time.
One of the best indications of how efficient the recruitment agency is in finding suitable candidates is the client profile. The best recruitment agencies usually take the effort to build a long term relationship with the top rated professionals in the field, and have some of the most reputed brands, companies as their clients. Most of the leading recruitment companies will list their clients, especially reputed brands on their website,and can provide more details of the services provided on request.