Why Craft?

Craft is a different kind of recruiting agency. We know, everyone says they’re different. But Craft truly is different. Why? We have taken the most common complaints from clients, candidates and recruiters alike regarding working with recruiting agencies and have simply done better. We’ve done this by eliminating their headaches and committing to unparalleled service, insight and intelligence.

Forget What You Think You Know About Recruiting

Recruiting firms with 50 – 500 employees used to be the best option.  Their shared databases and proprietary technology used to outweigh the many disadvantages of the Big Box firm.

However, Craft has changed that dynamic.  Craft only employs highly skilled, highly ethical recruiters with at least four years of experience. These recruiters are supercharged with the latest bleeding-edge AI and other intelligent technology that are carefully crafted to maximize efficiency and find the right talent fast.

By working with Craft, you throw the anchors of the big box firms overboard and work with highly specialized, dedicated recruiting professionals that understand your market and unique hiring needs.

The Craft Difference

 

Technology (General)

Technology (General)

Craft

Bleeding edge intelligent technology including AI, Candidate Databases, Sourcing, Outreach and other intelligent technology.

Big Box Recruiter

Varies by firm

Technology (Detail)

Technology (Detail)

Craft

We are constantly researching the latest technology tools including AI, Big Data, and Machine Learning optimized for recruiting. Craft leverages one of the most advanced technology stacks in the recruiting industry.

Big Box Recruiter

Large firms often utilize in-house technology developed over a decade ago. They also use a one-size-fits-all approach that works for 100 or more of their employees. Further, a “not invented here” syndrome keeps them from using the best tools in the marketplace.

Training

Training

Craft

You didn’t get to where you are in your career without training and mentorship. The best athletes in the world still have a coach. Similarly, we take the time to “sharpen the saw.” Every Craft recruiter has spent years learning from and working with top trainers in the recruiting industry.

Big Box Recruiter

The pressure to meet quarterly numbers means most firms only have time to train their recruiters on how to use their software. Most recruiters don’t even know there are industry experts who can help them with the key skills needed to deliver results for their clients. The best practices for client management and candidate engagement are used only by the few dedicated veterans that have invested in their own training.

One Point of Contact for all of your Job Advertising

One Point of Contact for all of your Job Advertising

Craft

Craft has partnered with experts in consumer technology marketing to utilize those capabilities for recruitment advertising. This maximizes your exposure on all major, and niche, job boards.

Big Box Recruiter

The big firms will throttle a recruiter’s ability to advertise your job to save money.

Search Execution

Search Execution

Craft

A skilled, tenured recruiter handles every aspect of your search. Who do you think will do a better job of attracting potential candidates to your organization? A senior recruiter who understands your requirements? Or a junior-level team member that’s just heard the information recapped from someone else?

Big Box Recruiter

Large firms tend to have client relationships managed by their senior consultants, leaving most of the project execution and recruiting to junior level associates. The disadvantage to you is that someone lacking in-depth information about your organization may be taking the lead on “selling” the opportunity to prospective candidates.

Revolving Door

Revolving Door

Craft

At least four years of experience goes into every one of your searches.

Big Box Recruiter

A third of the recruiters at most big box firms have less than 18 months of experience.

Consistency

Consistency

Craft

Top professionals working on 100% of your searches.

Big Box Recruiter

The 80/20 rule means 80% of your searches are conducted by marginally talented recruiters.

Off Limits Policies Affect Your Search Results

Off Limits Policies Affect Your Search Results

Craft

Because we have a smaller and more dedicated client list, we can protect our clients with little to no impact on our ability to quickly find you the best talent. Craft gives you maximum candidate access.

Big Box Recruiter

A reputable firm will never recruit away a candidate they placed or recruit from one of their clients. A big box firm with hundreds of recruiters will have thousands of “off limits” candidates and a similar number of companies that they cannot ethically target. You lose out on top candidates from other successful firms.

You come first

You come first

Craft

We believe that the best way to get what you want is to help others get what they want. At Craft, we put you first. Why? Because we have achieved maximum success by focusing on our clients first, our candidates second and our own needs third.

Big Box Recruiter

Many big box firms are publicly owned. Those that are not, still have shareholders to answer to. Their focus is on quarterly profits and immediate results. Client and candidate needs come secondary.

Role Diversity

Role Diversity

Craft

Our recruiters can handle a range of professional positions. The relationship you establish with your Craft recruiter and their ability to understand what’s unique about your business can be applied to any key search opening.

Big Box Recruiter

Recruiters tend to be narrowly focused. For example, if your recruiter generally handles your IT roles, you will have to break in a new recruiter to handle your finance, marketing or other positions.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

We primarily conduct searches for Technology, Engineering, and Sales & Marketing professionals. Because of the results we deliver to our clients, they often prefer to work with us on roles outside of our specialties and we will usually be able to accommodate these requests.

When recruiting is a Craft and not just your job title, your approach is much different. Paired with bleeding-edge technology, our recruiters are able to tap into diverse networks of skilled candidates with the experience and talent you’re looking for.

Speed and quality matter. Recruiting is a Craft learned by lots of hard work. We pair highly skilled recruiters with technologies that streamline redundant, inefficient tasks to free up time for spending time with you and the professionals that we selectively send your way.

Like most professions, it’s true that there are a multitude of agencies that offer similar services for similar fees. What we’ve found is that most agencies are either phenomenal… or they’re terrible. And there’s the occasional “in between the two” (but you don’t want to work with those agencies. You know the kind). The recruiters at Craft were always on the phenomenal side of their markets. Most agencies post ads or sift through a database trying to match keywords. 1 out of 20 times they may find the occasional candidate that is “good enough” to get hired, but not strong enough to stay and make an impact.

Craft invests a multitude of hours upfront with our clients to ensure we’re finding the right people you want to hire. We arm ourselves with the information we need to approach the right candidates and sell them on your opportunities. The candidates we work with are not the average “job seeker” you’re likely seeing from other agencies. They’re not desperate for a job, they’re not job hoppers, job shoppers, or unqualified candidates. Craft’s candidates are highly skilled, gainfully employed, happy and well-compensated. But if approached correctly by a professional, they will consider a move for the right opportunity. That’s where our expertise is. And that’s the caliber of candidates we deliver to our clients. Every. Single. Time.

Tell us what you’re looking for, and a Craft Recruiter will be in touch to talk next steps.

Jeff Raymond

Mike Millett

Roy Evans

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