There are plenty of contract engineering agencies out there, and most of them have no issue filling an open position with a warm body. Thanks to job boards like Indeed and networking resources like LinkedIn, anyone can call themselves a recruiter, reach out to interested engineers, and arrange an interview.
The question is, do you want to fill your open positions with the first interested applicant to cross your path, or do you want to fill your open positions with the best talent available within your budget.
If you opt for the former, then there’s no harm in letting unverified recruiters from overseas scour the internet for unemployed Denver engineers and hope for the best. You might even save some money (in the short term, at least), but if you have your sights set on quality, you want to avoid this method at all costs.
Before working with contract engineering agencies, it’s helpful to consider things from the engineer’s perspective. Is this agency someone you would work with if you were looking for employment? If the answer is no, then it’s probably safe to assume that engineers feel the same way.
Remember that, when hiring via an agency, the process involves three parties. Before interviewing with your company, engineering talent had to make a conscious decision to work with the agency in question.
As such, it is important to collaborate with contract engineering agencies that engineers actually want to use.
- Does the agency have a website and online presence?
- A professional reputation?
- Desirable openings?
- A track record of successful placements?
- Strong reviews?
These are the things engineers are going to be looking out for. When evaluating contract engineering agencies, consider checking out reviews from the engineers themselves rather than focusing solely on client reviews.
Client reviews are certainly helpful, but they don’t paint the full picture. Viewing the agency from the other side will give you some unique insight into how the company is seen by engineers. It will also help you evaluate the character of the company.
Contract engineering agencies that are dishonest and unreliable with engineers are likely dishonest and unreliable with their clients too.
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