Why use a specialist IT recruitment consultant?
For some industries, working with a generalist recruitment consultant is perfectly fine. IT isn’t one of them. Here’s why.
What’s the difference?
Generalist recruitment consultants work across a wide range of sectors, so the roles they recruit for come with very different requirements and skill-sets. Specialist recruitment consultants dedicate themselves completely to one industry, and sometimes even to one niche within that industry, so all the roles they recruit for are similar.
Why does it matter so much in IT?
The complexities of software development, cyber security, and data analytics can’t be understood by glancing at a few job descriptions. For roles that require specific technical skills, you need a recruitment partner who speaks your language.
Consultants at a regular agency won’t know what separates an average dev from a great one. That means you’ll get a pile of unsuitable CVs that you’ll have to trawl through yourself – which you’re supposedly paying them to do.
But specialist recruiters with years of IT experience can look at a CV and get a clear sense of whether the candidate will be a good fit, saving you wasted time and money. They can connect you with exactly the talent you’re looking for.
With the best will in the world, this level of understanding, knowledge and service just can’t be matched by someone who has to fit you in between filling admin and warehouse roles.
At Michael Bailey Associates, our expert local IT specialists are purely focused on IT recruitment and have a proven track record of delivering bespoke solutions. During our 30 years in the sector, we’ve developed an extensive network of top IT talent and an extremely good reputation, so our candidates are motivated, satisfied and loyal.
If you’d like to find out more about the difference a specialist consultant can make, get in touch with us today.