From time to time, a company will think of reducing the use of outside technical recruiters. In fact, it may completely cut out the function altogether. Later on, it will compile statistics in which it claims three people in the recruiting department facilitated 50-100 hires a year and the cost-per-hire was fairly low.
Sounds great, right? There’s just one problem.
You get a call from a recruiter from a company where somebody you know works. What should you do? Don’t jump on it just yet.
Max Planck, the influential German physicist and Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, once said, “A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents but rather because its opponents eventually die.”