How to Choose the Right Financial Recruiter

Whether it’s hiring a contract worker, or full-time employee, the right financial recruiter can help facilitate a positive result. Here’s how to find the right recruiter for your needs.

Experienced recruiters, with a proven track record of success, can streamline your hiring process, refine your expectations and help you land the quality hire that can move your company forward. But if we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times, all recruiters are the same – right? Not necessarily. In fact, by taking the time to choose the right recruiter, you increase your chances of hiring an employee that’s a true fit for your organization, both in their values and their technical skill.

Tenure of Team

When you are choosing a financial recruitment agency, focus on the tenure of its staff, rather than how long the company has been in business. A tenured financial recruiter will have an established network of top-performing accounting and financial professionals, including those who are currently employed, but might make the jump if the right opportunity presented itself. Your recruiter may also specialize in a specific niche and their passion for technology, for example, may align with your business. For you, this means that you spend less time explaining to the recruiter what you need, allowing you to direct your energy elsewhere. Ultimately, a tenured financial recruiter offers many benefits that a less experienced recruiter cannot.

 When you are choosing a financial recruitment agency, focus on the tenure of its staff, rather than how long the company has been in business.

Established Methodology

One of the key reasons for engaging a financial recruitment agency is if you lack an established hiring methodology. Tenured recruiters should be able to offer a specific timeline for each step of their process. Whether it’s providing you with a shortlist, or helping you with the offer and close process, an experienced recruiter will have an established methodology that has a history of success. Look for such differentiators as how they find candidates and compare them. Perhaps their approach is technologically unique, positioning them to find you the best fit for your company’s values and working style.

Your financial recruiter should impress you immediately with the quality of their engagement in your process.

Quality of Interaction

Your financial recruiter should impress you immediately with the quality of their engagement in your process. There should be little delay in connecting with you, working with your expectations and producing results. A great recruiter will clearly explain if there is a disconnect between what you want and what you need to adequately fulfill the role. A good financial recruiter will know if you’re heading in the wrong direction and save you the time and energy that can be lost with a costly hiring mistake.

Financial recruitment agencies, and more importantly the recruiters themselves, are not created equally. A tenured financial recruiter, with their established candidate network and experience in the hiring process, offers a variety of advantages that a less experienced recruiter does not. Look for differences in the ways they find and compare candidates. Expect a commitment around the timeline of key deliverables. Most importantly, understand that your financial recruiter is invested in ensuring that you end up with a quality candidate who can grow with your company for years to come.

Let us know what you think! At Clarity Recruitment, we’re always interested in hearing from accounting and finance professionals like yourselves, who are ready for new, exciting opportunities that can take their careers to the next level. And be sure to follow us on Twitter (@clarityrecruits) and connect with us on Facebook for more great tips and advice.