Major Corporations Find RecruitAlliance Takes Pain Out of Third-Party Recruiting

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RecruitAlliance, a free-to employers, Web-based third party-recruiter management system, is used by corporations such as Wachovia, Mellon Financial, Lockheed Martin and Cingular Wireless to help them work more effectively with third-party recruiters through a members-only website.

Human resource professionals, regional sales managers and other who make hiring decisions have a love-hate relationship with third-party recruiters. Employers say they are bombarded daily with cold calls, spend far too much time discussing fee structures with individual recruiters, wait too long to see candidates or never hear from recruiters again once a job order is placed. However, hard as it may be to live with recruiters, employers may not be sure they want to live without them! Companies such as Mellon Financial, Baxter Healthcare, Wachovia Corp., Lockheed Martin, Cingular Wireless, Nationwide and Affymetrix have partnered with RecruitAlliance to manage their personnel recruitment needs.

Recruiters do have an extensive network of candidates, often in a particular industry. A recruiter stays in touch with his or her network of candidates, even with those who may not be actively seeking a new job, but who might be receptive to an exciting career opportunity. The recruiter can assess the human factors: leadership, decision-making, board-room presence, to determine if the candidate is a good fit for the employer; online job boards and resume databases cannot.

Most HR professionals have resume overload, dealing with applicants from recruiters, website resume postings and job boards. There is often overlap and it’s difficult for the HR professional to keep track of and manage referrals.

RecruitAlliance is a Web-based third-party recruiter management system that helps companies work more effectively and efficiently with recruiters. Louis Volpe, RecruitAlliance’s president, says that the company has developed an innovative solution to address the concerns of employers who work with third-part recruiters.    

“RecruitAlliance is a ‘members-only’ website where employers post their job offerings to be viewed exclusively by member recruiting firms,” he said. “The employers don’t pay to list their postings, and they receive only pre-qualified candidates from search firms that agree to employer-set fees and terms. Employers increase the number of on-target candidates, decrease time to hire and, perhaps most importantly reduce unwanted calls from recruiters. Any recruiter wishing to work with a RecruitAlliance employer is directed to the RecruitAlliance website for instructions.”

RecruitAlliance works as a ‘gatekeeper’ and as a single point of contact for corporate staffing professionals to manage their relationship with executive recruiters.

“Recruiters register with RecruitAlliance and only registered recruiters have access to postings and are able to submit candidates for referral,” said Volpe. “Recruiters submit candidates online and employers respond once they review the referral. Cold calling is eliminated.”

Stephanie Walker, Human Resources Consultant, Mellon Financial Corporation, which uses the RecruitAlliance Management System, underscores its usefulness to the HR professional.

“It is an outstanding, time-saving management tool for corporate recruiters and executive search firms alike,” she said.

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