Tech Recruiting: 10 of the Best Questions You Need to Ask Your Digital Recruiter

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The first step on your tech talent hiring journey is to sit down with your digital recruiter to discuss your plans, goals, and needs from your new hire. During this meeting, you will want to ask your digital recruiter about different hiring strategies like permanent placement or contract tech staffing. You will also want to ask about their active talent pool to see if they have any candidates currently looking for a new role as well as their fee structure, and the average time you can expect to receive your first candidate to interview.

Let’s take a closer look at these questions and other important ones to ask. Here are the 10 best questions to ask your digital recruiter when you are looking to make your next tech hire.

What Types of Digital Talent Placements Do You Offer?

Your digital recruiter should have experience with placing digital professionals in contract tech staffing roles. Those roles can take the form of either temporary, contract tech staffing, or direct hire technology positions across many different fields and disciplines. It’s important to know what hiring strategies your digital recruiter offers so you can plan ahead for the costs and time involved with each.

What Is Their Fee Structure?

A digital recruiter will charge different fees for their services depending on the type of placement, the level of difficulty finding a candidate, and other critical factors. It’s important to know up front what these costs will be so you aren’t hit with any unexpected expenses down the road.

What Does Their Active Talent Pool Look Like?

A digital recruiter will have a digital talent pool full of technology professionals who are currently looking for their next role. You’ll want to know how many there are in this digital talent pool that match your specific job requirements so you can start screening candidates immediately.

What Is the Average Time Frame to Receive a Candidate?

This is the average time it will take for your digital recruiter to provide you with a qualified candidate that meets your job requirements. Keep in mind that this time frame can vary depending on the current job market and how difficult it is to find a specific skill set. You will want to plan on interviewing all candidates yourself after your digital recruiter vets them.

What Is the Best Way to Keep Communication Open?

Your digital recruiter should have an easy way for you to communicate with them. You should be able to call, email, or chat online throughout your tech talent candidate search process without a problem. Make sure this is easy to do and there aren’t any hoops you have to jump through in order to get in touch with your digital recruiter.

What Is Typically Included in the Digital Recruiting Contract?

A digital recruiting contract should include a list of details about what is covered and not covered throughout your digital recruiter’s services. Digital recruiting contract clauses will be different depending on the agency, so make sure you understand what’s included before signing anything.

What Happens If There Are Issues Finding a Candidate?

If your digital recruiter can’t find a qualified candidate who is a good fit for your temporary, contract tech staffing, or permanent placement, they should have a back up plan in place to keep you from being stuck. Great digital recruiters will either find a digital candidate or provide you with other options for you to find talent that will keep your business running smoothly.

What Is the Duration of the Contract?

A digital recruitment contract length will vary and will depend on the role you need digital talent for and how long they will be in that position. If you need temporary or contract tech staffing services for which you don’t plan on hiring the talent directly, then the contract will end when the project or designated timeframe has been completed or reached.

Can Digital Recruiters Help With In-House Hiring?

In addition to temporary and contact tech staffing services, some digital recruiters also offer in-house digital recruitment services that can help you find and hire tech talent. If this is something you’re interested in, make sure to ask your digital recruiter about their in-house hiring process and how they can help you find the perfect tech candidate.

How Are Candidates Screened Before Being Presented to Me?

Your digital recruiter should conduct a thorough candidate screening process where each  candidate is vetted first before being presented to you. You want to make sure that you fully understand this vetting process so that you know what your digital recruiter will be looking for in candidates before they send them your way.

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