As an employer we understand
what you want in a recruiting agency, and we work with each
of our clients to ensure that we are always giving you the best
Why Use a Recruiter in the First Place?
First, lets expand on the notion of
using recruiters. The job of a recruiter is to enable a company
to quickly hire the right people through efficient means, not
create a headache. Yes, as a company you can spend $20k-$30k
on a "Help Wanted " ad in the local Sunday newspaper.
But is that an efficient use of companies time and money?
On average the amount of "good " resumes that come
from an ad are close to 1-2%
and who wants to spend the
time and money to go through 1000s of resumes to find
the "right" ones?
Recruiters Turned to Slime..
The job of a recruiter is to supply candidates that are pre-qualified
and meet your exact companys employment profiles
Todays facts are that many recruiters have no idea of what
their clients do, nor do they care. The client is one of many with
a group of positions to fill. Many recruiters will not spend the
time nor have the experience to understand your technology, industry
or requirements of the position. How could this kind of recruiter
possible interest the best candidates available in your company?
Along with the growth of the technology sector came a rise in job
openings. Just like any other growth industry, recruiting started
to become an occupation with to few qualified professionals. The
larger companies got bigger by hiring inexperienced recruiters who
were only out to make a fast buck by submitting as many resumes
as possible (resume flooding) that may have one or two relevant
industry buzz words.
SSR was started to break the
mold of the inexperienced recruiting "shark"
It is our job to make your life easier and more productive. In
todays competitive environment, software companies are seeking
people who have an understanding of both the business as well as
technology. In addition, there is intense competition to find top
talent before your competitor does.
Here's what we do
with all relevant hiring managers
get a thorough understanding of all candidate profiles, product
and company positioning. We require all our clients to spend the
time to help us understand these important topics. We can't sell
your company in such a competitive environment without understanding
the fundamentals of who you are (the company's value proposition)
and why a candidate should be interested in working for your company.
This is where many recruiters falter. SSR will provide your company
with candidates that meet your exact requirements. Because SSR
has such a vast network of industry contacts, we are able to conduct
"backdoor" references on our own to determine the professionalism
and integrity of each one of the candidates we represent. In many
cases we have worked with or know others that have worked with
SSR uses many of the best software industry research tools available
including Web, CD ROM, industry periodicals and other subscription
databases to gain as much information on our clients and their
competitive industry standings. We know that the software markets
change everyday. Mergers, changing strategies, industry hype,
new product introductions you name it. SSR has to not only keep
up with the technology in all the different software categories
but constantly re-evaluate all its clients to make sure they represent
the high standards and principles of it's founders. In addition,
we make all reference material available to the candidate, to
prepare them for the interview.
Pledge of Quality
- SSR will not send our clients
a blizzard of resumes to sift through. We will provide only
a few, well-qualified resumes for each position. We will not
cut any corners with our process. SSR will only provide a resume
after the candidates has given permission to be submitted and
have enough knowledge on the perspective client's product set
and market. Our candidates have an interview rate of close to
90%. One out of five of our candidates are hired! Amazing numbers
only because we spend time to understand both the candidates
and clients and not
waste your time.