Over the course of the last few months, we’ve often been referred to as “headhunters” and as I sit here today, I still struggle with the correct answer to that question.
In the most traditional and direct light, yes, I do suppose that we are in fact, a “headhunter”. We hunt for talent to fill open positions that our customers in Idaho, have.
However, I can’t help but also feel a strong impulse to deny our association with what is so often, a nick-name with a negative connotation. Mind you, this isn’t solely out of a desire to keep our distance from this connotation. Instead, it’s out of a sincere belief that our standards are higher, and our respect for candidates goes beyond a “financial” interest.
At Route Networking Group, I continue to make an effort to distinguish our company as a strong, community-driven, and locally-focused organization. The fact is, we network as means of recruiting talent and we do our best to remain highly engaged with the Idaho economy so as to continue to grow both our candidate network, and customer portfolio. In such a way, we promote a corporate atmosphere with less of the stereotypical head hunter/”poaching” mentality and more of an organic, genuine approach to business.
Well, this isn’t to say that there isn’t an element of “sales” to what we do. There is certainly always going to be a direct, “cold calling”-like approach to how we grow; but the more that we can be involved in shaping our prospects’ perception of our business through engaging in our community, the better. The fact is, people want to work with people they like. And, it’s difficult to know if you like someone within a short, 20-30 minute meeting that he or she commissioned you for.
Not only that, but from a candidate standpoint- a career is much different that a job. We not only recognize this, but we also know just how important this process is, and how many critical elements are attached to it. Thus, by building relationships with each and every one of our candidates, we’re not only privileged to get to know them, but we’re able to more successfully connect them with opportunities that are the right fits for his or her professional goals.
So, if you’re ready to learn more about the difference between our approach and “headhunting”, we’re ready for the opportunity to show you. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org), call us (208.342.9896), or submit your information though our portal below.