Though in recent years the job market has been somewhat dismal, 2013 promises huge increases in career opportunities for IT professionals. This increased demand will likely deplete the talent pool and make it even harder for companies to find the best candidates. And with technology constantly changing, it’s becoming more and more difficult to find candidates with the most relevant knowledge and skill set. CRN recently published an article describing why IT recruiters are a must. Recruiters, such as the ones offered by ADAPTURE, can save time, money, and headaches when it comes to hiring on your IT team. Here are CRN’s top reasons to consider an IT recruiter in your hiring process:

Finding top IT talent is difficult.

A LinkedIn survey found that 83% of the best job candidates won’t respond to an ad at all. At the same time, a different LinkedIn survey found that 80% of people who replied to the survey would be interested in learning about a new opportunity. In the recruiting field, we call those people “passive job seekers.” Here at ADAPTURE, we have the ability to reach those passive job seekers through our extensive and active network.

Top talent spreads beyond local talent.

Unfortunately, the best candidates may not always be right in your back yard, and limiting your search to local areas could mean ruling out potentially perfect candidates. IT recruiters have access to talent near and far and can help you reach beyond your limited local network.

IT recruiters know quality talent.

When your company hires for an important position, you want to make sure you’re calling on the best talent available. You want quality employees with relevant knowledge and strong work ethic to help you get the job done. At ADAPTURE many of our candidates come from a close source or have worked with us before. This means we’re able to pull from people that you can know and trust will do great work for your company, rather than sift through stacks of repetitive resumes.

Wasting time is not an option.

After you post on a job board, chances are the floodgates will open up with a myriad of irrelevant and ill-qualified resumes. Sorting through the fray to find the good stuff can take a lot of time. IT recruiters do the heavy lifting for you, sending you only the resumes that seem like they would be the best fit, resulting in more time for you to do what’s important.

Time is expensive.

Indeed, there are additional expenses incurred when utilizing an IT recruiting service, but it’s important to note that the benefits outweigh the costs. The cost of hiring the wrong person can be extremely high, but an IT recruiter can help you get it right the first time and avoid wasted time.

Growing quickly is not a problem.

Often, company growth comes in the form of rapidly expanding teams, new offices and new projects with little time to prepare from a staffing perspective. A recruiter can help you find however many people you require quickly. The ADAPTURE network of passive job seekers helps us access a larger pool of candidates so we can fill your positions quickly and efficiently.

Temporary positions are harder to fill.

It’s true that contract, freelance and part-time positions are often more difficult to fill than full-time positions, but freelancers and part-time job seekers often look to recruiting agencies to help them find work. This means recruiters have access to a vast network of candidates who are specifically seeking temporary work and are excited about your opportunities.

Employers can maintain anonymity while stealing top talent.

Using a recruiter allows you to limit the number of candidates who can view a job posting and steal talent from competitors without being perceived as talent poachers. IT recruiters can do the dirty work for you, leaving you with clean hands and the best candidates at the end of the day.

Recruiters have inside knowledge of the industry.

Working with an IT recruiter like ADAPTURE means you’re working with people who have extensive experience in the IT space. Here at ADAPTURE, our in-house engineers review resumes to help us filter out the best talent.

If it doesn’t work out, you’re not out of luck.

At ADAPTURE, we want you to be completely satisfied with your IT staffing placement. If for some reason the relationship doesn’t work, we will replace the candidate at no cost to you.