task of finding the most appropriate recruitment
firm to assist in your search is daunting. It
is a process of careful selection and attention
Your mission is to attract, hire, and retain
top talent. This critical function determines
the long-term success of your organization.
Choosing the right search firm is of equal importance
as you need one which makes the entire recruitment
process more effective, efficient, manageable
and rewarding. Ask these very important questions
when looking for a recruiter:
must be answered with a resounding yes in order
to truly procure the search firm that is capable
of handling your needs.
The task of finding
the most appropriate recruitment firm to assist
in your search is daunting. It is a process
of careful selection and attention to detail.
Choosing the right firm can be a gratifying
experience; choosing the wrong search firm will
leave you disillusioned and frustrated, costing
more time, money and mistakes than one can afford.
You need a search firm who will take the recruiting
process and make it fast, easy and efficient.
When your mission
is finding a search firm, the first step is
research. The easiest place to do this is online.
Use search engines to find "Physician search
firms," or "Physician Recruiters"
and look through your query's results. First
impressions are important. Is the firms website
attractive, up-to-date, etc.. Does it have significant
content and useful information? From here, start
looking for information about the firm. Take
notes on details such as client lists, firm
size, industries and functional areas in which
they specialize, and geographic areas in which
they operate. After taking note of these items,
search firm specialize in the area and have
functional expertise in the discipline in
which I am looking to hire? As an employer,
do their recruiters focus on my needs? Do
they claim to attend to my questions and other
needs promptly and in an efficient matter?
Will they make concentrated attempts to understand
the needs of my organization? And, will candidates
they present be highly qualified and interested
in the open position?
the search firms website, be ready to ask
questions through their contact form or contact
e-mail address. Make yourself available to
speak with them by telephone immediately.
Fill our their contact form. Investigate their
recruiters by posing questions regarding their
expertise and experience.
Reputation and Size
a good balance of experience and size is critical
in your search for a recruiting firm. There
are large, national firms whose senior recruiters
closely manage high-level searches, but delegate
others to junior staff. Ask the recruiter
if he or she will be working with you throughout
the entire recruitment process. Also, many
of these large firms have restrictions that
disallow them recruiting from several organizations.
This limits your access to the best candidates.
the opposite extreme in regard to size, small
firms do not often have access to the networks
and resources that larger firms possess, thus
limiting their ability to present the most
qualified candidates. Many are new search
firms that are inexperienced and do not yet
have effective networking and researching
systems in place. Thus many turn simply to
e-recruiting, taking a clients job orders
and trying to fill them through searching
online job boards. You're most qualified candidates
cannot be found through this methodology because
most top-performers do not post their resume
online leaving you with candidates who are
actively looking for a job. When looking for
quality talent, this route is one to avoid.
Group is a nice balance of size and experience,
a firm with over 14 years in the Physician
search and staffing industry. Maintaining
a focus on personal attention to clients needs,
JSMG possesses the strength of a national
presence, years of networking in specific
industries and functional areas, and the resources
to ensure that no stone is unturned in your
- Understanding Your Business
yourself with the recruiter who could potentially
work on your company's search. The search
firm may have an outstanding reputation, however,
your recruiters ability is the key to whether
or not the search is a success. Do some digging
and find out how well the associate knows
your industry and the players within it.
if he or she has done searches for the functional
position that you're looking to fill and inquire
as to a success rate.
Determine the recruiters' role in the
process. Will the associate with whom you
initially worked handle the candidate search
or will the assignment be passed on to a lower
Make sure the recruiter takes very
seriously the task of understanding your business
and corporate culture. To find the best candidate,
attention to these details is essential.
Ensure confidentiality is of paramount
importance to the recruiter and that it will
be stringently adhered to throughout the process.
Discuss candidate guarantees. Some
search firms give employers a period of 60
, 90 or 120 days in which the hired candidate
is guaranteed. If the latter is terminated
or leaves the company within the stated period,
the search firms should replace the candidate
at no additional cost or expense to you.
Inquire as to a timeline for the entirety
of the search process. Have the recruiter
lay out the steps in completing the search
and then have a discussion regarding the frequency
and type of communication that all involved
parties will undertake throughout the process.
This is where
your knowledge of the timeline, lines of communication,
and steps in the search process are useful.
A great deal of collaboration is required
with your recruiter and a full understanding
of the entire process gives you the ability
to work with him or her more effectively.
To stay informed
throughout the search, determine how progress
is reported and the manner in which you can
provide feedback. Ask how you will be prepped
for candidate interviews and how they will
take place. Will you be sent candidates as
they are found throughout the length of the
search, or in groupings?
A good search
firm will conform to the level of communication
with which you are comfortable. Whether you
want a great deal of involvement in the search
process or not, accommodating your needs should
be priority number one. Avoid search firms
where client satisfaction is not taken seriously.
At JS Medical
Group, we want our customers to be enthusiastic,
have fun and enjoy working with us. We hope
that you will be satisfied with your experience
and like us. We pledge to provide you with
the finest personal service, and hope that
you will be extremely satisfied with every
aspect of the relationship and our results.
We are committed to focusing on your needs,
truly understanding your organization, and
providing your organization with the finest
talent available. We are confident and sincere
in our promise to you. Striving to enhance
the performance of your organization through
recruitment solutions that set JS Medical
Group apart as the standard in Physician Search
take a few minutes to submit your practice
opportunity online to get in touch with JS
Medical Group and receive more information
about our services.