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Our President, Shawn Cole has been contributing to the Business Journal’s “Ask the Experts”


A: Do recruiters work for candidates or companies?


Q: Recruiters work for the company (client). Client’s hire us to find specific candidate profiles to meet their needs. Sometimes these searches are critical, urgent or confidential, and thus require the engagement of outside resources. Recruiters serve the client’s best interest by facilitating mutual introductions between prospective hires and the clients when interest is expressed. Clients can feel comfortable and confident that recruiters will not send unsolicited resumes, charge fees before services are contracted, or pressure clients to hire selected candidates. Recruiters exist to make the client’s hiring processes easier and more productive, resulting in smooth hiring processes of exceptionally qualified candidates.