In times of urgent hiring need, companies turn to outside recruiters who can find employees to fill necessary roles. Traditionally, recruiters can quickly find a good candidate for the position, but this sometimes comes at the expense of finding a candidate who is actually a better overall fit for the company. However, recruiting firms need to turn to a new model that emphasizes finding a quality candidate rather than just anyone qualified to fill the role.
The issue with the traditional outside recruiting model is that it incentivizes speed over quality because of its commission-per-head payment structure. This model results in high turnover levels and employees’ not being qualified to stay with the company for very long.