When a company looks to hire a new employee, they want to hire the best. But more often than not, the best candidates in the industry are gainfully employed, highly regarded by their current employers, and not looking for a new position.

As a result, these candidates are not likely to know about your job opportunity, even if that opportunity is a better one for them. When people aren’t actively looking for a new job, they don’t spend much time, if any, surfing the Internet for new opportunities.

This is where working with a professional search consultant can pay dividends for your organization.

That’s because the type of superstar candidates you want to hire have to be approached and convinced to look at your opportunity. And if your opportunity is better than the one they have, then why wouldn’t they want to know about it? Search consultants specialize in this, and they have the contacts and expertise necessary to find and recruit the candidates you’re looking for.

Working with a good recruiter should result in hiring the best person for your position, not the best person “looking for a new position.” There is a difference. You want the best person working within the industry, regardless of whether or not that person is actually seeking a new position.

That’s how working with an experienced recruiter can widen your search and help you gain access to the type of top candidates you want to hire.