The Technical Staffing Leader
For many companies, technical staffing, especially for the maintenance department, can be one of the single most difficult job categories to recruit for.
Anyone who has spent time in a technical staffing chair knows, including people who have spent time at one of the national contract recruiting firms or maintenance recruiting companies, gaining access to maintenance candidates, especially Technicians/Mechanics, can be a challenge.
Why Is Recruiting Maintenance So Hard, Even For Maintenance Recruiting Companies?
Candidate Based Challenges
- An estimated 85% maintenance professionals DO NOT have an online profile (Includes LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, etc…). Top candidates aren’t looking for jobs and don’t have their resume or profile posted
- Retirement, combined with a lack of capable new talent, has created a shortage of qualified Technicians
- Plant closures and layoffs stripped away a class of early career candidates who would now be ready to progress into these roles. As companies have added back jobs, many candidates are opting for careers outside of manufacturing.
- The result has produced a shortage of qualified candidates at all levels.
- The economic downturn annihilated employee loyalty. Candidates now change companies much more easily and frequently have stunted their development in the process.
- With candidate demand outweighing supply, companies who do not have the ability to adjust their cost structures to accommodate for the higher wages needed to land (and keep) maintenance talent are struggling.
Where’d All The Good Recruiters Go?
Why Maintenance Recruiting Companies Are Struggling
The cruel irony is that while technical staffing is getting more challenging by the minute, the recruiter quality at most maintenance recruiting companies has quickly eroded.
The economic downturn was like a plague for the technical staffing world forcing a large percentage of maintenance recruiting companies to significantly downsize (even letting go their top producers).
Maintenance Recruiting Companies Go Green…
But Not Because Of The Environment!
As manufacturing companies hiring needs have increased, a large percentage of the remaining maintenance recruiting companies have been forced to hire inexperienced recruiters (often with no prior technical staffing experience).
This has created a generation of technical staffing recruiters without the experience needed to effectively source candidates outside of the “low hanging fruit” channels (job boards, LinkedIn, etc…), let alone with the experience need to develop candidate pipelines and networks
With less than 15% of maintenance industry professionals having am online presence it’s easy to understand why most maintenance recruiting companies struggle to access qualified talent.
In addition to underdeveloped sourcing skills, averaging between1-2 years of overall work experience themselves, a large percentage of recruiters from the maintenance recruiting companies do not possess the knowledge, experience and understand to correctly assess talent and determine culture fit and job readiness.
Most technical staffing experts know, delivering consistent result takes developed processes, effective systems, continuous training and years of experience. Finding and developing great relationships with maintenance and reliability talent takes the patience and expertise to develop a network created through a grass roots recruiting approach.
So what makes Maintenance Recruiter better than the other maintenance recruiting companies?
WE’RE TECHNICNAL STAFFING EXPERTS: Averaging over 11 years of manufacturing and industrial maintenance recruiting experience, our team of expert recruiters possesses the knowledge and expertise needed to produce high quality candidates in a short amount of time.
WE KNOW HOW TO SCREEN AND EVALUATE TALENT: Each of our recruiters are certified as Master Talent Assessors and are equipped to evaluate job readiness, but multi-level progression and cultural compatibility. Additionally, our team is trained to identify when experience, accomplishments and characteristics are being embellished.
OUR NETWORKS: Technical Staffing is in our blood. Our recruiters have carefully developed robust candidate networks, providing us access to the top candidates who are not on the jobs boards or LinkedIn. Our continuous development of these networks, combined with leveraged power from each division of the Talent ARC family, gives our clients greater access to even more highly qualified candidates.
OUR PROCESSES: With a comprehensive recruiting toolbox of nearly 20 unique forms and tools, our Recruitment Process Playbook has been the blueprint for nearly 1,000 successful placements.
OUR ETHICS: We understand how quickly a bad recruiter can poison their clients name in the talent market and go to great lengths to ensure we are protecting our client’s employer brand at every turn by delivering a world class candidate experience. We protect the reputation of our clients on every call, every text, every email, and every post. No exceptions.
OUR RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES: Since 2006, The Talent ARC family of Companies has maintained an offer acceptance rate of 98%.
Stop wasting time with underperforming maintenance recruiting companies. The technical staffing experts at MaintenanceRecruiter.com can fill your most difficult maintenance jobs. Call 1.888.776.9615 today!