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LinkedIn Is Powerful But Don’t Cut Out IT Recruitment Agencies

With more than 300 million active users, LinkedIn has fast become an attractive tool for in-house recruiters and IT recruitment agencies.

Many companies have become more and more dependent on ‘the world’s largest professional network’ and have decided to rely less on IT recruitment agencies to source the best employees for their IT teams or technology projects.

LinkedIn-Is-Powerful-But-Dont-Cut-Out-IT-Recruitment-Agencies.jpgAdmittedly there are lots of benefits to LinkedIn, especially as the social network was originally developed with recruitment in mind. The site incorporates five fully mobile apps for various hand held devices including its own recruitment tool, contacts, and Pulse, the website’s article library.

However, there are a number reasons that organisations should continue to work with external IT recruitment professionals:

    1. Finger On The Pulse: IT Recruitment Agencies have a better knowledge of the market than in-house recruiters. Agency teams spend every minute of their working lives sourcing candidates for companies like yours. Whereas, in-house teams only recruit for specific positions when vacancies become available, and these roles may not come around very often. Because of this, in house recruiters don’t have the same relationships with the candidates, nor the knowledge of current salary trends.
    2. The Personal Touch: In the world of LinkedIn, professionals that are not looking to move role or change jobs are constantly bombarded by with messages from misinformed in-house recruitment teams inviting them to interview. An established IT recruitment agency will already know who is available in the market and, what’s more, they will have a better knowledge of the candidates’ qualities. Qualities such as communication skills and personal circumstances are also key criteria that must be considered when sourcing candidates. It can be a very laborious and expensive process sifting out these characteristics during the interview stage.
    3. Recruitment Consultancy: When you are beginning your latest recruitment campaign, it pays to work alongside a trustworthy agency when you are developing your strategy. Using their expertise, they can help you assess your company’s real requirements and then you will help you come up with an efficient recruitment process to help your find the candidates you want / NEED.

Crimson’s is a specialist IT recruitment agency with a large team that specialise in sourcing candidates for a range of sectors, including retail, legal, financial services, leisure, hospitality and logistics among others.

You can find out about the latest jobs Crimson are recruit for via our online jobs board.