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Why Should You Hire a Remote Recruiter? 8 Key Benefits

Ihor Shcherbinin
VP of Recruiting at DistantJob - - - 3 min. to read

With more than 8 years of experience working as an IT recruitment professional, I’ve noticed that despite new hiring tools, there continues to be a gap between technology-driven companies and top-tier talent. 

Jobvite Recruiting Funnel Benchmark Report discovered that the average time to hire for all industries is 39 days. In the tech industry, this process usually takes longer, depending on the level of specialization required.

When you hire a remote recruiter, you can minimize the hiring time, as you’ll work with experts who have defined processes to headhunt and actively look for candidates that match your requirements. 

How does this work? Let’s go over the main advantages of partnering with remote recruiters, as well as some considerations to keep in mind. 

8 Benefits of Hiring Remote Recruiters

1. A Knowledgeable Job Search Strategy

One of the major advantages of partnering with a remote recruitment specialist is their knowledge and understanding of the market trends and new technologies. 

A remote recruiter will know precisely which employment services will best suit the needs of your industry and the position(s) you are trying to fill.

Particularly in the tech industry, where often roles need a deep level of specialization, remote recruiters know exactly where to look for candidates and how to evaluate them. 

Or as Tom, one of our clients with a NYC-based fintech startup, said: 

“Having specialized remote recruiters with in-depth understanding and strategy led us to secure top-notch talent in a niche field, a task we’d been battling for months. Their strategic insights into the global talent market were invaluable.”

2. Accelerate Your Hiring Process

When you don’t have a well-structured process or industry knowledge, you’ll probably take a lot more time than expected to hire a suitable candidate.

When partnering with remote recruiters, this time will significantly reduce as they have sophisticated hiring tools like applicant tracking systems (ATS) and recruitment software to streamline hiring workflow.

At DistantJob, besides using these tools, we also have defined processes to headhunt candidates. We focus that each candidate matches perfectly with our client’s requirements, and the best way to do this is to look for them, even if they are not looking for a job (which happens commonly). 

3. Job Skill Screening 

Plenty of applicants will say they are skilled enough to work for you. But a recruiter is well-versed in gauging their competency levels in order to weed out unqualified candidates.

Remote recruiters are well-versed in a range of skill assessment tools catered to different industries and roles. Their expertise ensures that the screening process is run efficiently, freeing up companies from spending valuable time on executing and analyzing skill tests. 

A major advantage of using a specialized remote recruiter for skill screening is the ability to customize assessments according to the specific needs of your company or role. They can choose from a variety of tools to target the precise skills required for your unique needs. 

One of our clients, John, the CEO of a cloud solutions company, explains how they benefited from this approach: 

“The skill screening was a game-changer. It weeded out the mismatches at an early stage, speeding up the process significantly. But the best part is that we had quality candidates and ended up hiring a developer who has been working with us for 2 years now, providing excellent results” 

4. Access to More Qualified Candidates

Remote recruiters can tap into a broader talent pool, including candidates from different geographic locations. This can be especially advantageous for companies seeking specialized or hard-to-find skills.

When analyzing the best countries to hire software developers, you’ll soon realize that this may depend on what technology you’re looking for. 

For example, Mexico is a great option for hiring Java and JavaScript programmers. Ireland developers excel in .NET, and Eastern European developers are highly skilled in C/C++, PHP and Python. 

When working with a remote IT recruitment agency, they’ll know where to look for the exact type of candidate you’re looking for, expanding your hiring frontiers and increasing your chances of having a successful hire. 

5. You’ll Still Have Control of Your Team

Companies opting for an outsourcing strategy frequently delegate a portion of their management responsibilities to these recruiting partners, entrusting them with project assignments in the hope of achieving positive results.

And while this strategy can be beneficial to some extent, in most cases, particularly for long-term projects, you’ll need to work with compromised teams. 

Engaging an offshore recruiter eliminates the need for constant intermediaries when communicating with your offshore talent. As the principal decision-maker, you become the sole point of reference, granting you more direct control and streamlined communication channels.

6. High Standards of Candidate Experience

I noticed that one of the reasons our clients were satisfied with remote recruitment was due to providing a better candidate experience, which highly impacts the way employees engage with a company. 

Statistics also support this. A survey by CareerBuilder showed how nearly 4 in 5 candidates say the overall candidate experience they receive indicates how a company values its people. Similarly, Recruiting Brief shared that between 80-90% of talent say that a positive or negative experience can change their minds about a role or company. 

Stefano, the owner of an HR startup, shared that “The candidate experience improved significantly when we adopted remote recruiting. People appreciated the flexibility it provided.” 

7. Build Future Networks 

After successfully filling your current job openings, you’re likely to consider offshore hiring in the future. 

Recruiters play a crucial role in cultivating networks of potential candidates that your company can tap into whenever there’s a future staffing requirement. 

This proactive approach ensures you have a readily accessible talent pool, simplifying the hiring process and facilitating rapid response to your evolving business needs.

Remote recruiters, besides maintaining a comprehensive database of potential candidates, are always networking. When you need to hire for an urgent role, they are already prepared to provide you with a pool of pre-vetted and qualified candidates. 

8. Focus on Core Business Activities

Managing recruitment in-house involves crafting a reliable process that enables you to find, assess, hire, and onboard suitable candidates. 

If you don’t have an HR team or you are struggling to hire for specific positions, remote recruiters can take all this burden enabling you to focus on core activities.

Additionally, many recruitment specialists provide other benefits additionally to finding candidates. At DistantJob, for instance, we also take care of all the HR processes involved in hiring software developers.

From payroll and contracts and legal to conflict mediation and morale and challenges reports, we focus on providing you with the best remote hiring experience possible. 

Where to Hire a Remote Recruitment Specialist? 

These platforms can be useful to help you find and hire a remote recruiter:

Specialized Recruitment Agency: DistantJob

If you need to hire skilled remote developers, DistantJob is your best option. 

We have more than 15 years of experience matching clients with ideal candidates, ensuring they fulfill the technical requirements as well as culture fit and other relevant aspects.

At DistantJob, as an IT staffing agency, all our recruiters and sourcers specialize in finding and headhunting the best IT professionals around the globe. Want to know more? Contact us!

Popular Professional Social Media Platform: LinkedIn

With over 900 million members, LinkedIn is the best professional social networking platform. 

Here you can find countless profiles suitable for the role you’re looking for. By doing an advanced search and typing “remote recruiters” in the search bar, you can see different options and choose the one that suits you. 

Also, you can post a job ad specifying what type of remote recruiter you are looking for. 

Online Job Boards: Indeed and Glassdoor

Although this strategy can take longer than choosing an IT staffing partner, you can still find talented recruiters. 

On websites like Indeed and Glassdoor, all you have to do is post job ads seeking remote specialists or search their databases for resumes that match your description. 

Freelance Platform: Upwork

Websites like Upwork and Freelancer have numerous freelance remote recruiting specialists that you can hire on a project basis.

Maximize Your Chances of Getting The Talent You Deserve

What separates DistantJob from similar outsourcing firms is that we employ IT specialists who are specifically trained in global human resources recruitment. 

Our proprietary filtering process allows us to find applicants who not only possess the particular technical expertise you require. We find someone with the necessary communication skills and an understanding of your company’s core competencies and corporate values.

So, what are you waiting for? We are here to improve your hiring process and boost your company’s productivity with the best IT global candidates! 

Ihor Shcherbinin

Ihor, is the VP of Recruiting at DistantJob. He specializes in sourcing and placing top remote developers for North American companies. His expertise covers the entire recruiting cycle, from pinpointing job needs to finalizing hires. Known for his skill in remote staffing solutions and offshore team integration, Ihor excels in matching the best tech talents with U.S. organizations. His approach to virtual developer hiring is marked by insightful candidate selection and strategic offer negotiation, ensuring the right fit for every role.

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