4 things to look out for when selecting a technology recruitment consultancy in Switzerland

Posting date: 29 November 2022

We all know that great employees are the lifeblood of any business. Dedicated, passionate, and skilled employees can make all the difference in the world when it comes to your bottom line. After all the time, resources, and budget you spend on recruitment and training, it pays to hire the right people the first time.

But is it always that easy? Sadly, no. That’s why technology recruitment agencies are such a vital resource. They have the expertise to help you make the right hiring choices, particularly in the context of Swiss business.

If you’ve decided it’s time to work with a technology recruitment consultancy to help fill your tech roles, it’s essential to know what to look for in an consultancy. Perhaps you’ve worked with agencies in the past and want a refresher, or maybe you’re new to partnering with an consultancy and don’t know where to begin. If this sounds familiar, this is the article for you.

 

Read ahead for four tips on how to spot a good technology recruitment consultancy.


Tip 1 – Make sure the company has specialist technology teams

When you’re choosing a Swiss technology recruitment consultancy, look for a company that is deeply entrenched in the industry, with specialist recruitment desks serving different sectors and skills and also with collaborations and contacts with companies you admire. Working with a company with a good reputation in the industry ensures they can source the best talent, which gives you an edge over the competition.


Tip 2 - Ensure they have the experience hiring at the seniority level you need

It’s crucial that you work with a technology recruitment consultancy that has experience at the level you require. After all, you could find the most responsive, proactive, and eager recruitment firm. Still, if they only have experience hiring junior software engineers and don’t have experience sourcing software engineering managers, they’re likely not up for the job. Your shortlist should only include technology recruitment firms that understand your desired seniority level.


Tip 3 – They should have experience hiring within your region

Even if you’re looking to recruit candidates outside of Switzerland, if you’re based in Switzerland, it’s smart to choose a Swiss technology recruitment consultancy. In most cases, a Swiss-based recruitment consultancy will have a solid understanding of the national employment market and employment laws, providing legally compliant recruitment solutions. That way, you’ll avoid companies trying to apply global solutions to your Swiss business.


Tip 4 – They should offer a fully tailored experience

Whenever you’re considering a cyber security recruitment firm, ask them about their bespoke services. Are they willing to take the time to listen to your business's growth and expansion goals? Will they create a fully tailored experience that specifically addresses your needs? If not, they’re not worth your time. Most importantly, will they take the time to understand your corporate culture?

 

It’s always smart to avoid cookie-cutter solutions in favour of a fully customised recruitment process. Instead, consider working with a firm that prioritises collaborative hiring, which includes members of the entire team, to find the right fit for the role.


Next steps – Choosing a technology recruitment consultancy

Now that you’ve assessed these four factors, it’s time to create a shortlist. Start by setting up briefing calls with each of your top choices, and clearly explain your needs. Based on their responses, you should be able to gauge who best understands your brand and your needs– and the choice is clear from there.

Swisslinx is a natural choice for anyone looking to hire in the technology recruitment sector. They have the market knowledge and diligence to help you find the right specialists, ensuring a successful process that is quick and stress-free. Click here to find out more about their technology recruitment service, or get in touch to submit a job brief.


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