Sanity-Check writes, “In short, tech recruiters are non-technical dolts who use bad metrics to squeeze the highest dollar out of the companies they're contracted to while alienating otherwise prospective talent … Is it really worth $10,000 to not sift through resumes?”
I love the way Sanity writes, but reject the premise of his question. Sifting resumes is a tiny part of what a good recruiter does.
Good recruiters can save you from a $50k hiring mistake. They can make that perfect match for you that keeps on paying dividends for years on end.
At TempWorks, for example, we’ve always had great payback on people we brought in through recruiters.