3 Reasons You Should Only Work with One Veterinary Recruiter
When it comes to veterinary recruiters, the more the merrier, right? Not necessarily. While outsourcing your recruiting needs to multiple different parties may seem like the logical thing to do on the surface (after all, the more people searching, the faster your openings will be filled, right?), the reality is this tactic could actually end up doing more harm than good. In fact, it could prove detrimental to your practice in a number of ways. If you’re still not convinced, here are three compelling reasons working with only one veterinary recruiter is the wisest choice.
You’ll end up with better quality candidates.
The problem with using multiple recruiters is that the process often turns into something of a competition. Each recruiter will want to be the one who ultimately gets the commission, which means they’ll all be motivated to produce as many results and as quickly as possible. As a result, the quality of those candidates will suffer, which means you’ll be back at square one, having to sift through dozens of resumes and conduct endless interviews.
When you choose to work with just one veterinary recruiter, on the other hand, the motivation will be to produce candidates of the highest caliber. They’ll do the legwork for you and you’ll end up with a short list of prospective employees that are actually a good match for your practice.
There will be much less chance of miscommunication.
When you’re working with more than one veterinary recruiter, you’ll inevitably end up with many more candidates in your inbox. Keeping track of who sent who and where each one is in the process can get confusing really fast. Much of the legwork involved in crossing all your T’s and dotting all your I’s will land on your shoulders. Not only does this leave the door open for costly miscommunication, but it also defeats the purpose of hiring someone to handle your recruiting in the first place.
Working with one veterinary recruiting firm, however, eliminates these issues. You’ll have only one point of contact who will handle all the logistics so you don’t have to waste valuable time out of your busy schedule.
The candidate experience will be much better.
We are operating in an employee’s market, which means candidates have their pick of where they decide to work. One thing that can differentiate your practice from the rest is the experience your candidates have with the recruiting process. Unfortunately, when there are too many hands in the pot, things can get muddled pretty quickly. For instance, the way each recruiter is presenting your practice culture may vary widely, which means each of your prospects may come in with very different views and expectations. Not to mention the delays and miscommunications that could put a bad taste in their mouth.
Sticking with one veterinary recruiter ensures that nothing slips through the cracks, all candidates enjoy the same positive experience and you’ll have a better chance of landing the talented professionals you’re after. This is especially true if you choose to work with Dream Team Elite. All of our applicants are carefully screened and put through a rigorous, no-shortcuts hiring process (it’s easier to get into Harvard than it is to pass our hiring process). This ensures you end up only with people who are a perfect fit for your practice.