Why Your Company Should Choose a Small Firm as a Search Partner

 

According to IBIS World, an industry market research company, there are 6,049 Executive Search Recruiters in the US, with a market size of $9B. With an abundance of options, it can be daunting finding the right Executive Search Partner for your company and open requisition.

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It might be tempting to go with the largest and flashiest search firm; they have hundreds (if not thousands) of employees and a seemingly endless database. However, a potential problem with a large Search firm is that they’re generalists stretched too thin. Every recruiter at these firms is balancing half a dozen open positions – possibly across different industries and different clients. Large search firms are also often working on a dozen or so searches that are the exact same – meaning candidates perfect for your role are also being submitted to your competitors.

If a large search firm isn’t the ideal partner, the obvious answer is to partner with a smaller firm. Firms with a smaller number of employees are often niche ones (whether across an industry or a function), meaning they will have deep experience in what the client needs.

There’s no question that the smaller firms don’t have as many clients as large firms, but there is a silver lining to this; it means smaller firms can recruit from more competitors. With less hands off” agreements, small firms can zero in on client competitors and find the best qualified candidates. If a huge portion of the market is off-limits, how can a client be shown the full range of candidates on or off the market?

A small company can focus on every client and every open requisition’s requirements. At Talent Partners, we utilize 6-person search teams to ensure thoroughness in each search with an emphasis on a diverse, high-performance candidate short list. Every team member knows their job and there is time for a complete and in-depth search of any and all qualified candidates.

 


If your company has a high priority opening that needs to be filled, reach out to us to learn how Talent Partners can help you hire top talent with a definitive ROI.

Executive Search Inquiries: 

617-702-8200 x Corporate Clients