Hiring managers need all the help they can get to acquire the best possible IT talent for their company.

As a hiring manager, you may not know what to expect from an IT recruiter or what IT recruiting is all about. Before you decide to have an IT recruiter help your company acquire IT talent, you may want to get an idea about what IT recruiters do.

The Idea Behind Using an IT Recruiter

Hiring involves a lot of time, energy and know-how. If you have a recruiter take over some or all of the process, it can free up a significant amount of your time for other tasks that you need to accomplish. Another consideration: if your department needs to hire, it is probably already understaffed, which means you as a manager probably have more work than you know what to do with.

Let's face it: most companies aren't big enough to have a dedicated hiring manager that only handles hiring. Most likely, the "hiring manager" is actually the manager of the IT department, and handles hiring along with overseeing everything else the department does. If there is a dedicated hiring manager, he typically handles hiring for the entire company, which means he typically doesn't have specific experience in IT hiring.

In either case, when hundreds of resumes start coming in for each open position, having the help of an IT recruiter will help hiring managers handle the onslaught without shortchanging any of the other tasks that need to be done at the same time.

How much time do you as a hiring manager have to screen resumes and source talent?

What IT Recruiters Do

An IT recruiter has already spent significant time developing talent networks and social media connections that could contain your next IT hire. A recruiter can also take care of posting your job on multiple websites, creating a recruiting component for your corporate website, and screening the resumes your postings generate to narrow down the candidates to just the few who are best qualified.

Because IT recruiters have knowledge of the skills and qualifications needed for different IT positions, they may be able to better funnel talent to your company and get your IT department up to the next level in its functioning. Recruiters may also be able to find talent much faster than a hiring manager alone could.

Capabilities of Recruiting Services

The automating of some IT recruiting processes can source talent much faster with less effort compared to a hiring manager doing these tasks the long way. The software systems required are cost-prohibitive for a small company to acquire, but make sense for recruiting companies that use them on a daily basis.

When recruiters are already sourcing candidates for other similar positions to yours, it only makes sense that their chances of finding someone who fits the bill for your IT positions would be greatly improved over your chances of finding the same candidate. The advantages of working with recruiters are numerous, but the bottom line is that your company will get better IT candidates with less effort and time invested in the process.

Contact GDH Consulting to get help filling your open IT positions.