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You probably already know that a financial recruiting company can help you find better candidates for your job openings. However, before you can enjoy those benefits, you have to have a relationship with the right agency to begin with.
How do you go about choosing a recruiting service when there so many competing for your business? What makes a financial staffing company great?
We are glad you asked, because today we’re going to point out a few qualities that separate the best from the rest. Here is what you should be looking for in a financial staffing firm…
Every business or industry has its quirks, but the financial field is particularly specialized. Someone who has stellar qualifications for one job might not be equipped to handle another position that seems closely related on paper. In nearly two decades of work, we have learned what it takes to match the right person with the right opportunity. You shouldn’t settle for a financial recruiter that doesn’t understand the positions you need to fill.
Fast Response Times
In the world of financial recruiting, time is quite literally money. Every day that an opening goes unfilled, a business has to slow its productivity or potentially outsource work to a third party. The same goes for temporary openings, which may involve projects and tight deadlines. For those reasons, your financial staffing company should respond to calls and requests quickly so you can get to work finding the people you need rather than waiting for results.
Financial recruiting is a service industry. We aren’t just valuable because we know about the ins and outs of resumes and job listings – we get to know candidates and client companies alike so we can make the right introductions at the right times. Those kinds of introductions have huge value to your business, but they can’t take place unless your staffing professional gives you one-on-one service and understands your needs and preferences.
A Great Reputation With Financial Professionals
We are proud that so many companies of all sizes have put their trust in us. But we are equally proud to say that financial professionals at every level like working with us, too. That means we can keep drawing qualified men and women into our network and help fill all kinds of openings. You definitely want to work with a staffing firm that is well-regarded by jobseekers. Otherwise, they won’t be able expand your search to include the very best in the field.
If you can find a financial recruiting company with these qualities, you’ll always have an easier time finding great candidates and keeping your business running more smoothly. So, don’t settle for an agency that just collects resumes – find a true industry partner who will give you the expertise and service you deserve.
Want the best financial recruiting minds working on your temporary and permanent openings? Contact the AF Staffing team today so we can get started working for you!
In an age when you can post a job opening on any one of a number of employment sites and start receiving resumes from candidates within hours, why would a business owner, executive, or department head need to work with financial staffing firm?
As it turns out, there are a number of ways we can help you make the hiring process faster and easier, while also ensuring you find the right person for your opening. Let’s look at four of the most important benefits of using a financial staffing firm…
#1 We Speed the Hiring Process Up
As it turns out, being buried under a blizzard of financial resumes is in a good thing. In fact, the sheer volume of responses you likely receive from every ad can make it harder, not easier, to find the right person for your position. A good financial recruiter can help screen candidates so you only look at serious contenders who are ready to step in and work from the moment they are hired.
#2 We Know the Financial Industry
Because we know the ins and outs of bookkeeping, accounting, and other financial jobs, we can help you find the perfect person with the right skills and qualifications. That means you won’t have to spend time or money training them on aspects of the position they should already know. It also means we won’t set you up with a candidate who isn’t going to meet your expectations for knowledge or performance.
#3 We Can Expand Your Candidate Search
Some of the best candidates for your financial opening might not see your job listing, or could be currently employed and not seeking new opportunities. By working through our existing network and seeking referrals, we can help introduce you to men and women who might not have come to your attention in any other way. That means a wider job search, and better odds of finding the perfect person.
#4 A Good Financial Recruiter Knows Your Business
As financial recruiters, it’s our business to get to know individuals and companies. In the same way that we want to match candidate skills and personalities to openings, we like to get to know the businesses and managers we do business with so we can make appropriate recommendations. Those kinds of relationships become more valuable over time, making it easier and easier for you to fill openings as they come up.
Technology has made it easy to find candidates for your financial job openings, but it can’t replace the kind of expertise you gain over 18+ years helping to match talented individuals with the right opportunities. If you want better candidates, faster service, and a more stable company, why not let the professionals step in and help with the hiring process?
The team at AF Staffing is ready to jump in and help with your financial recruiting needs. Call us today to get started!
One thing experienced executives and department heads love about working with financial recruiters is that we can bring them better candidates. That’s partly because we can read between the lines on candidate resumes, and partly because we pre-screen interviewees before we bring them in for a meeting.
The net effect of this is that busy people don’t have to spend as much time getting to know potential new hires. We help them evaluate and understand job seekers in ways that go beyond basics. While things like education, qualifications, and job history are important, there some things you simply can’t get from financial resumes, such as…
A Sense of the Candidate’s Personality
Do you want someone who is steady and even, or high-energy? Is your company culture one of light humor, or serious bottom-line measures? Because we meet with financial professionals all the time, we can get a sense of their personality and which openings they might be right for. You can’t get those kinds of insights from a resume, which could make it easy to hire the wrong person.
Whether an Applicant Has “Soft Skills”
There are many qualities you might want in a financial applicant that wouldn’t necessarily show up on their resume. For instance, you could prefer someone who has a certain management style or is great at delegating tasks. Or, it could be that writing, time management, or other “soft skills” are integral to success in your position. It can be difficult to determine whether someone possesses these qualities from a resume, but a good financial recruiter can help you find the perfect person.
The Ambition of a Financial Candidate
Ambition is an important quality in a new hire, and something that doesn’t get discussed enough. If you want someone who is looking to advance, then it’s important not to bring in an employee who’s content with their current job. Or, if you need someone who will stay put in their position for years, it doesn’t make sense to recruit a professional who dreams of making it to the corner office. This is another area where a good financial recruiter can help screen applicants and find the perfect fit.
A Candidate’s Reputation in the Industry
A huge advantage we have over business owners, executives, and department heads is that we are always recruiting. That means we get to know the types of financial professionals others like and admire even when they aren’t looking for work. No applicant is going to give you a list of references that will give you the unfiltered truth, but a financial recruiter knows who the up-and-coming personalities in the industry are.
Each of these factors is critically important to finding the right person for your job opening. And, it’s important to remember that your ideal candidate might not even be actively looking for new opportunities at the moment, anyway. Put those facts together, and you can see why working with an experienced financial recruiter can make life so much easier.
To learn more, and see how we can help you find temporary and permanent employees for your organization, contact the AF Staffing team today!