What kind of recruiting firm do I need?
In the physician recruiting industry, firms often fall into two categories
– Contingency Firms and Retained Firms. Which one will serve the
needs of your organization best? It really boils down to this: Are you more
of a do-it-yourselfer, or do you want the unique insight and personalized
approach of a seasoned recruiter?
Contingency Firm provides the client potentially with a host of
candidates and requires a fee only when the client hires a candidate
presented by the firm. While this option is largely effective for low- to
mid-management or less difficult positions, it requires the client to
execute the legwork involved with qualifying candidates based on specific
needs and coordinating site visits, and does not provide any insight into
the specific staffing issues surrounding a particular specialty, such as
compensation and staffing trends.
Firm offers detailed knowledge of the current physician marketplace. A
top-level retained firm will:
• Visit your practice to get a full understanding of the opportunity
and what candidates will be best suited to fill it.
• Offer seasoned recruiters that have the insight and experience to
conduct searches precisely to fit the client’s needs.
• Deliver a complete list of services including candidate screening
and qualifying, background and certification checks, personal consultations
with appropriate candidates, and interview and closing assistance.
of firm is right for you?
We encourage you to speak with one of our recruiting specialists to help
determine the best option for your organization.