Recruiting fees are expensive.  I know.  I often am the person sending out the invoice for a recruiting fee.  So if these are expensive, you should only call when necessary.  The top four reasons for calling a recruiter are when;


You have a confidential search

When replacing someone or recruiting for a sensitive new position a recruiter can provide the anonymity you need and conduct a confidential search.

Your referral system is not enough

The labor market is tight.  It takes a larger pool than ever to find someone with the experience you desire who is willing to make a change.  The referral network that worked in 2014 may not be big enough in 2018.  If you have exhausted your network, it is time to call the recruiter. 

You lack a great recruiting process

Not every company is big enough or old enough to have a world-class recruiting process, or even an effective one.  When you need a defined process or a dedicated person to spearhead your search, call the recruiter.

You do not have expertise in recruiting a particular role

Recently a meat packing company called us to recruit a feed mill manager to run the plant their were building.  Not only did they not have an incumbent or a network, none of them had ever hired a feed mill manager.  It was a good time for them to call a recruiter with appropriate expertise. 

Learn how our team can help you recruit great talent in animal nutrition and health.  Email us today to set up an appointment to discuss your needs.  Contact Dan Simmons, CPC at

About us

Continental Search recruits for feed manufacturers and their suppliers across the US and Canada.  Our team of 6 recruiters and 3 researchers have over 80 years of combined experience recruiting.  For more recruiting tips and information on us, visit or call (888) 276-6789.