As the economy shows signs of recovery, businesses have once again started their hunt for the best talent. Though most of the US companies have their own internal HR professionals, they still contact an IT staffing firm for finding the right IT candidate for a vacant position or for a new position. This is mainly because of two reasons. First, recruiters of staffing firms can find candidates faster and second, they are assured of the technical acumen of the candidate.
Changes in the staffing process
Over the years, staffing has dramatically changed. Before the usage of PCs and the internet, newspaper and directories were the only source of finding vacancies and telephone the only way of contacting prospective candidates. Now recruiting includes finding a candidate online via job boards and most recently via social networking sites and email is the most preferred way of contacting a prospective candidate.
Traits of a successful recruiter
A successful recruiter needs to have a lot of intangible qualities. An experienced recruiter does not only depend on the resume of a candidate to gather information about him. He must be able to read the body language of a candidate and assess his psychological make-up. Additionally, a recruiter must have good networking skills and the ability to establish a relationship with a potential candidate quickly.
A recruiter must have all the traits to suit the changing recruitment environment. The modern technology st