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24 Feb 2023

Why Should You Choose a Specialist Recruiter Over a Generalist?

‘Should I use a generalist or specialist recruiter when hiring for my RetailTech?’ is a popular question asked by startups when building their team. It…

‘Should I use a generalist or specialist recruiter when hiring for my RetailTech?’ is a popular question asked by startups when building their team. It is a common misconception that all recruiters are the same; they complete their tasks by placing people in specific roles within a company. On the contrary, there are distinct differences between the two types of recruiters.

A RetailTech recruiter is characterized by their capacity to provide a talent pool of skilled RetailTech professionals to clients/companies in the RetailTech sector. They recruit across a wide range of industries and roles, as opposed to generalist recruiters. Market knowledge and talent pool availability are two significant distinctions between a RetailTech recruiter and a generalist recruiter.

Market Knowledge

Do you know which candidate would be best for your startup?

RetailTech recruiters are experienced and knowledgeable about the industry and market trends. This enables them to identify transferable skills and experience that will be an excellent fit for your RetailTech. They are more agile since they look beyond your job description to see what kind of candidate your startup will need in the future, rather than just focusing on your short-term hiring needs.

Storm5 specialist recruiters can quickly identify prospects and have a better understanding of what your potential candidate wants, allowing you to easily ‘pitch’ your startup to them. This significantly shortens the time it takes hiring managers to evaluate a candidate’s suitability and potential.

Talent Pool Availability

Quantity or quality?

Seeing as generalist recruiters work across multiple industries, they naturally have a larger candidate pool. However, as a RetailTech startup, your ideal candidate will most likely be expected to have a niche skillset. You don’t want to sift through hundreds of unqualified candidates with irrelevant industry experience or skills, which can be frustrating and time-consuming for HR managers.

One compelling reason to use a RetailTech recruiter is that they are experts in their field. Storm5, for example, only ensures that candidates with relevant skills and experience for RetailTech (and its relevant subsectors) are included in the talent pool. Furthermore, because they deal with similar roles across RetailTechs, our specialist recruiters are experienced and well-connected. It equips them with in-depth knowledge and comprehension of RetailTech startup recruitment. They would also be among the most knowledgeable about where your ideal candidate might be lurking and how to approach them.

Why RetailTech Specialist Recruitment?

The infographic below summarises some of the key deciding factors for why you should use a specialist recruitment agency.

How Storm5 Can Help

We understand how time-consuming and exhausting recruitment can be for RetailTech startups. To find the best candidate for your startup, you should make the most of your time and money. It is critical to choose the right recruitment agency from the start to avoid wasting time or effort that could be better spent on building your RetailTech.

Storm5 takes pride in providing only the best RetailTech talent for startups due to our niche recruitment specialisation. We can make recruitment simple and easy when building your dream team because we have a strong network of RetailTech professionals and a team of experienced specialist recruiters. Contact us right away to learn more!

We’ve helped some of the most successful RetailTech startups grow.

— now it’s your turn.