Why recruiters are here to stay

The right technology can harness recruiters’ talents to improve the process
By Ben Hutt
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2015

Recruiters and headhunters have been around as long as people have been working in offices, and most business leaders seem to have a love-hate relationship with them for a variety of reasons.


Over the past decade, there have been lots of innovations in recruitment, driven by technology, that aim to minimize the role of the recruiter. Job boards and ads are the primary mechanism used to hire — more than 79.5 per cent of permanent roles in Canada are still filled by this slow and ineffective channel, according to Search Party internal research. This method is cheap, yes, but unreliable and the burden is placed on employers.