We live in a new world of work. Established sectors are evolving and face new challenges. Professions are transforming and new skills are required to stay relevant in our roles. This got me thinking about recruitment. In this new world of work, what is our differentiator? How will we evolve and flourish?
At Bradley Scott, it’s our direct industry experience and deep network that makes us special. This is what pulled me in. The chance to work with industry professionals who enjoy connecting people, building businesses and furthering careers.
When you consider the sheer number of recruiters in New York City, don’t you think direct exposure to the jobs they need to fill and talent they seek to uncover would differentiate them substantially? Would they not be more equipped to understand your business and its challenges or your career and its nuances?
I was speaking to one of our partners about this topic. Before starting Bradley Scott, he had spent 13 years in the financial services industry in various roles on the buy-side and sell-side. He has had direct exposure to many of the positions our candidates are in today. He has also worked alongside most of the professionals at the firms that are now becoming our clients.
As a hiring manager looking for quality people or a professional looking for a career move, would you not be more inclined to collaborate with a recruiter who has previously worked in your industry? They can speak your language, understand the technical competencies involved, appreciate your requirements, guide you through the challenges and be well-versed enough to give you advice about the job market you are in.
Being a strong recruiter also means having an established network. Don’t you think a recruiter with previous industry experience would have access to a deep network of professionals, direct access to people that other recruiters may not? As well as, the “know-how” to connect their clients to these professionals and these professionals to the right career opportunity?
We would like to hear what you think. Do you agree there is value in this?