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How to Choose a Recruitment Company

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, February 21, 2012

How to Choose a Recruitment Company

 

With so many firms out there vying for your attention, it’s often hard to tell which recruiting company is right for you.  Here are a few criteria to consider when selecting the right recruiter for you or your business:


Types of Roles They Place
Some recruiters are generalists and some are specialists.  At Artisan, we focus on Creative and Marketing roles, but not strict IT positions. If you are a back-end programmer, we are not the right agency for you.  If, however, you are a User Experience Designer, Marketing Specialist, Copywriter, Production Artist or Front-End Developer, submit your resume on our website.  By specializing in only select areas - we have become experts in these fields and networks of talent.

Their Mission
Not every recruiting company will have a clearly defined mission statement, but if they do, it's a good indication of what their company culture and focus is all about.  Choose a company whos ideals and approach to business are similar to your own.

Artisan is committed to offering meaningful opportunities to our talent and to helping our clients achieve their creative goals using cutting-edge technology.  Our Mission is:
To provide job opportunities for creative talent that has positive impact in their careers.
To provide clients with top creative resources to achieve their creative initiatives.
To be innovative, forward thinking, early adopters of industry trends as required by the market.
Their Vision
It is important to bring proper vision into one's recruitment approach. It’s so easy to lose the big picture in the day-to-day if you are not clear on your overarching objective.

What is Artisan's vision?  To bring creative thinking into staffing that results in innovation and a positive impact on our community.  Being committed to having that positive impact on the individuals with whom we work and our community, helps us make decisions about how we do, what we do every single day.

Their Values
Often it is difficult to know the values of a company without knowing the people who work there.  When working with a recruiter - keep these values in mind as you interact and work with them each day.  Do they put profit ahead of every other consideration?  Do they make you feel like an individual or a number?  Do they do what they say they are going to do - when they say they are going to do it?  Are they family-oriented?  Do you feel like you've been treated fairly? 

At Artisan our values are simple: Truth, Fairness, Accountability, Integrity, Engagement & Desire to Learn and Grow.  There have been times when we have had to decline projects because they were not in line with our values.  At the end of the day, our integrity is more important to us than sales.  We will always be honest, scrupulously fair and perform with professionalism.  We feel success will come from these values.

Whichever recruitment agency you ultimately choose, you deserve to be treated both fairly and professionally.  The lines of communication should always be open.  Only that can lead to meaningful work, creative fulfillment and tangible rewards. 

If we seem a good fit for you or your company, we hope you will get in touch with us soon. 

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