Clients and candidates tell us they are acutely aware of the paradigm shift that has taken place in the search industry. Less personal interaction, more electronic communication. Greater emphasis on speed and transaction volumes, and less on quality.
Candidates say it is unusual to find recruiters who will invest time to get to know them.
Hiring managers tell us the Internet has made identifying previously unknown prospects more convenient than ever, but since they spend so many more hours each day sifting, qualifying and disqualifying prospects through phone interviews, they now shoulder more of the burden of recruiting, not less. We sympathize.
Search firms recognized early on that the Internet is the world's largest classified ad medium. As a sourcing channel that can be easily managed by entry level researchers (as opposed to search consultants), nearly all firms have dramatically changed their internal processes, their resource balancing requirements and their deliverable priorities. As a result, many of their values regarding the quality of results and success have changed. Ours have not.
As a firm, Pryme Consulting has evolved to leverage many of the benefits that information technology provides. But rather than abandon our core competencies in order to make up for our deficiencies, we chose long ago to apply technology to augment our competencies, rather than displace them. By continuing to hold true to our philosophy, we found we could maintain ourmost valued competencies,our integrity as your business partner and our value proposition as a professional services firm.