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Luca Talent is an established boutique recruitment firm that connects leading corporations, startups, and nonprofit organizations with impeccable engineering and creative talent. Through our innovative team building and staffing solutions, we are able to offer different recruitment models that best align with your hiring needs. This includes a contingent search model, a retained executive search model, as well as all-inclusive in house solutions.

The Difficulties of Recruiting

No matter the unemployment rate, the degree of difficulty involved in finding top-tier talent remains the same. That was true before the Great Recession, and it’s true today.

Actually, it could be argued that for companies attempting to find the candidates they need on their own, the difficulty is even greater. That’s because with as many job seekers as there are in the marketplace, those companies can quickly be overrun with resumes and applications.

As a result, it takes longer to find the candidates they want to interview and potentially hire, and by the time they do find them, those candidates are typically no longer available. Needless to say, that’s a misuse of time, energy, and resources.

On top of that, there’s the cost of keeping a position open for an inordinate amount of time, not to mention the cost of a bad hire. The cost of the latter is especially expensive, depending upon the position involved.

4 Main Reasons Companies Use Executive Recruiting Firms

Taking all of that into consideration, below are four main reasons why companies use executive recruiting firms to find top talent:

  • 1 Time savings—As discussed above, a company’s HR department can be overrun by resumes and applications, keeping it from making any substantial progress in its search for qualified candidates. Executive recruiters take care of almost everything, meaning that company officials can devote more time to their everyday tasks, increasing their productivity.
  • 2 More passive candidates, less active job seekers—While active job seekers aren’t necessarily bad, chances are good that passive candidates aren’t going to apply to online job postings. In fact, some of them aren’t even really looking for a new job. However, they would be open to considering a new opportunity . . . IF that opportunity was presented to them. Executive recruiters know where these passive candidates are and how to present such opportunities.
  • 3 A partner throughout the entire process—A quality recruiting firm will partner with a company throughout the entire recruiting, interviewing, hiring, AND on-boarding process to ensure a successful hire is made. A recruiter’s work is far from done once the candidate accepts the company’s offer of employment. That makes the company’s job far easier to accomplish.
  • 4 Eyes and ears within the industry and in the marketplace—Executive recruiters work “in the trenches” day in and day out. They know what’s happening in the employment marketplace overall and their clients’ industry in particular. They know what the top talent is doing, and they know what the top companies are doing. This is all information to which companies want access, and they have access when they partner with a recruiting agency.

Using Luca Talent to Improve Your Business

Why a Recruiter Can Help Improve Your Business

Luca Talent is a full-service executive search firm specializing in the placement of engineering professionals across all sectors. We help companies of all sizes locate and hire the best candidates for their specific needs. We partner with companies who are growing rapidly and looking to hire and develop the best.

A highly-competitive labor market is forcing employers to consider new and creative ways to find qualified candidates. Employers realize that candidates have more choices and that old recruiting methods, such as placing classified ads, are no longer effective.

Also, the candidate that you are looking for is probably not looking for you. The candidate that you want is most likely happily employed and not actively looking for a new position such as yours.

That is where we come in. We seek out the candidates who are qualified for your job opening and make them aware of your opportunity. We save you the time and legwork, freeing up your time to do what you do best, which is probably running your business while you leave the search and recruiting process to the professionals.

Why should you use a recruiter?

Your company should use a recruiter because the best people aren’t looking for a job — they are already working. These are the proven performers who are in the top five or ten percent of their profession. They don’t typically aren’t looking at the job boards or keep their resumes circulating. If you want to hire these people you have to find them, because they aren’t searching for you. Identifying and approaching these hidden prospects is not an easy task, but that’s what trained recruiters do every day. Also, a trained recruiter can help you avoid mistakes in the hiring process by providing an objective analysis of a candidate and can save you time by screening candidates against your requirements. Finally, a recruiter can preserve your anonymity when it is critical to do so.

When does it make sense to use a recruiter?

Using a recruiter is crucial when the position you need to fill is important to your company. A recruiter specializes in finding serious career-minded people, the kind of achievers who aren’t interested in limited positions.

How much does it cost to use a recruiter?

Most recruiting is performed on a contingency basis, meaning if the recruiter doesn’t complete the assignment, you don’t pay. If you hire one of the recruiter’s candidates, you will pay a placement fee, which is a percentage of the new employee’s first-year compensation. Luca Talent performs searches on a retained and contingency basis and we have a third option- the hybrid which is a hybrid of a retained and contingency search which is popular with some of our clients.

Why it’s important for recruiters to have experience in the technology industry?

It is important that recruiters have experience in technology because they will improve your chance of getting good people with the specific experience you need. They understand the candidates’ language, they’ll understand their accomplishments, they’ll see through their exaggerations, and they will make a better impression on your behalf. Experience within the technology industry also allows recruiters to save time. They more readily understand your job description and what is important to your situation. They will also have a better knowledge of where to start looking or where not to look for qualified candidates.

How important is an ongoing relationship with a recruiter?

An ongoing relationship with your recruiter is just as important as having a good relationship with your attorney, banker or insurance agent. Good recruiters are particularly valuable if you have frequent hiring needs. If the recruiter is already familiar with your company, they should be able to respond much more quickly to your needs. Good recruiters keep up with industry trends, employee benefits, compensation and personnel planning. Recruiters are more likely to give their best clients the best service, even on smaller assignments.

How can you judge a recruiter’s performance?

There are certain indicators that will help you determine whether the recruiter is doing a good job. First, look at who’s actually working on the assignment. Are they professional in their day-to-day contact with you?

Second, look at the candidates who have been presented to you. Do they meet your criteria for experience and skills? Are they prepared for the interview?

Why should you consider Luca Talent?

You should consider the Luca Talent for many reasons. First, we have high standards for performance. We are results-oriented, hard-working professionals who only recommend the best qualified candidates to our clients.

Secondly, we are a well-established search firm with years of experience and a proven track record of success in completing assignments within Technology Industries. We take the search and recruiting business, the future of our company and our clients’ success very seriously. Our ongoing planning keeps us focused on our primary goal.

Luca Talent has a simple mission – helping our clients and candidates achieve their goals by building long-term relationships based on trust, professionalism, and results. We’ve placed professionals including executives, managers, engineers, product mangers, data scientists, etc. with large industry leaders, midsize and ‘start up’ companies. We have helped build start up organizations from the ground floor.

We specialize in the technology sectors and are industry insiders. By being on the front lines talking with hundreds of engineering professionals every week, we have unique insight on what’s going on in the market before news hits the street. We know who the top players are, both employers and candidates, and are the firm that they call FIRST when they need a search partner on whom they can depend.

With our singular focus on engineering, there is no firm better connected in this market. Whether you need to hire one person or a team of people, or are looking to make your next career move, no one can help you achieve your goals faster and more effectively than Luca Talent.