CR Fletcher

2010 Greater Syracuse Business of the Year
C.R. Fletcher Associates, Inc.
Certified NYS Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE)

Yes, Recruiters Are Worthy of Your Business! By: Marielle Lanoir, PHR

When I asked why she had chosen to work with a recruiter rather than post on job boards, she said “because recruiters make sure your resume gets seen, while submitting via the Internet is like sending your resume into oblivion.” – Excerpt from an article published by: In The Trenches: “These Days, Recruiters Are Worth the Money” By: Vanessa Merit Nornberg.

Many small businesses are hesitant to utilize Recruiting firms, as they are often concerned engaging a search firm will be too costly for their hiring budget.  However, what some small businesses do not realize is when hiring managers add up the “hiring process cost” from start to finish, often these numbers can be higher than a Recruiting firms fee would be, and furthermore, the process can take up priceless and valuable time.

Posting positions on various national and international job boards can cost hundreds of dollars, per posting, per month.  If you are searching for local candidates and decide to place a job ad in the classifieds, this will add on an additional charge, with no guarantee that you will have a single individual respond with the qualifications that you are looking for.  Sure, you could place an Ad on a “free” site, but do you really have time to go through the hundreds of responses you will receive from that posting?   Overall, this process is timely and fees can quickly begin to add up.

In an article entitled “Recruiters Are Worth the Monty” published by, a small business owner explains the benefits of utilizing a Recruiting firm for his own hiring efforts.  He stated that though the recruiter sent a smaller amount of resumes then he would have seen if placing an Ad through his own efforts, all resumes were of qualified candidates, which he screened by phone and interviewed in a timely one month period.  The small business owner stated “The cost suddenly became much less, because I saved so much time in the process, and because I got a pool of applicants who were decidedly better to choose from than in the past.”

Another benefit, which makes the utilization of Recruiting firms “worthy” of your business, is that the recruiter you are working with will speak with you multiple times during the interview and hiring process, making certain that they are targeting the qualifications you are looking for in your candidate.  Plus, Recruiting firms offer various hiring options, allowing you to bring an individual on temporarily, temp-hire or direct-hire.  This allows businesses to make sure the individual is a right fit for the company, and of course ensuring that the company is the right fit for the individual.  In addition, many firms, like CR Fletcher Associates, offer various “guarantee” policies with their placements and they stay in contact with you throughout the first few weeks or months of the individuals “hire”, monitoring that everything is transitioning smoothly on both sides.

To read the article cited above in its entirety and learn more about how recruiters were able to help this small business owner, please visit

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