The demand for recruiters is growing as the role becomes consultative. It has grown by over 60% over the last five years as per a recent LinkedIn report. Recruiters on Demand are becoming popular especially in those business circuits where there’s a pressure to hire top talent in crunch time. RODs are also saving the day for businesses in a real budget crunch by offering services on a project-to-project basis.

What makes ROD a cost effective means to recruit for companies?

Recruiters on Demand are more cost-effective than contingency search vendors. They have the necessary expertise to help you get the right kind of people on board. The kind of value, technological prowess, and skills that a Recruiter On Demand brings to the table is similar to an insurance policy taken to minimise risk of failure. And all this at a rate that is not expensive. It’s because Recruiters on Demand charge you on a project-to-project basis. Some even bill on an hourly or monthly flat fee retainer. You can always talk to them and finalise a contract that suits you and your organisational needs. So there’s transparency from the get-go. No hidden costs. No raise-my-salary tantrums!

A Recruiter On Demand organisation has a team of scalable, readily available pool of proven recruiters. These recruiters have specific industry recruiting and sourcing expertise. So, whether you are looking for a specific kind of role or candidates from a certain industry, a Recruiter on Demand company will use its access to sourcing tools, technology, proprietary talent networks, and candidate database to find and filter potent and relevant candidates. They also have copyrighted function-specific technologies like competitive intelligence research and targeted social referral campaigns to boost the process of recruitment. Now if your organisation happens to find and subscribe to these kinds of tools, it may incur high costs. But a Recruiter On Demand is usually equipped with these kinds of tools and technology – an important catalyst to assure greater success without additional costs.

The need to bear fixed overhead recruitment team costs are also waived when you hire a Recruiter On Demand. They are skilled at negotiating salaries and scheduling interviews with appropriate candidates. They can look after background checks. They work in tandem with your current processes while utilising your existing technology platforms. A Recruiter on Demand offers you the choice of “pay-as-you-go” solutions. You can choose from various flexi pricing models as per your requirement.


Remember, RODs supplement, but don’t take over from your current HR team. You can withdraw their support whenever required. Another important benefit of partnering with an ROD is that they won’t pester you with long-term commitments or any kind of hidden charges. A good ROD will work for you as a strategic extension of your organisation. They will effectively communicate your unique value proposition to potential candidates detailing the specific preferences in the job description to find you the best talent.