You’ve decided that the time is right to engage an IT recruiting firm, but where do you start? There are a great deal of staffing and recruiting agencies out there and narrowing your selection down to the one that is best for you can be overwhelming. This four-step process can help you filter and find a Goldilocks agency to help your team.

Do they specialize in IT?

Every industrial sector has its unique recruiting situations and challenges, and IT is certainly no exception. You want to work with an agency who knows your needs inside and out. Firms that practice general business recruiting across several disciplines may work out fine for finding general office staff and administrative positions, but IT requires a deep knowledge of the industry.

How satisfied are their own employees?

A good agency is one that practices what they preach. They want to supply you with employees who are a good fit for your openings and your culture so that you have a happy, well-balanced staff. Closely observe the agency’s team members, and even interview a few of them. If they find solid staffers for themselves it’s more likely they can do the same for you.

Do they have sufficient reach?

One big benefit of using a staffing firm is their broad and deep reach. Most top talent are not actively looking for a job. An agency with sufficient reach can open up an entire new pool of top IT professionals. Before you hire a firm, ask about their national or global reach and a list of former and current clients. This will give you a good idea about the kind of reach they can provide.

How long have they been around?

Experience and network building take time. Avoid using an agency that just recently hung a shingle on the door. You need to know that your agency has deep roots, and vast experience in the IT sector, and that takes time to develop.

Danielle Foppe is a Recruitment Manager at Business Centric Technology. If you are interested in learning more about how to get the best IT talent in the Dallas metroplex, contact Danielle specializes in recruiting IT talent in Dallas, Ft. Worth and North Texas. If you are looking for a rewarding career contact us today.