Use a cybersecurity talent search firm vs your internal recruitment team?

When hiring managers are looking to add new team members to their teams, they will need to go through an evaluation process to determine what will be the most effective way forward to handle their hiring plans. Hiring managers will usually look for the best candidates qualified to do the job, fit the company culture and adhere the company values. The hiring process is normally a very arduous and time consuming process there is a need to minimize the challenges while making sure that the business can achieve its objective of find the best talents to fill the available vacancies.


Hiring challenges
  1. Attracting the right candidates

There is usually a limited pool of the best talents for most roles, you might end up having to choose the best person you can find at the time, who might not cover all the requirements but covers most of the requirements. The best way to hire the right people is often from a smaller pipeline of more qualified talent.


  1. Engaging qualified candidates

Good candidates are often contacted regularly by recruiters, making it harder for individual recruiters to get the individual attention of recruiters. Candidates with hard-to-find skills are often considering several job offers at the same time. Therefore extra effort is required to persuade passive candidates.


  1. Hiring quickly

In most cases hiring needs to be done quickly. Open vacancies costs money and delays business operations. However depending on the industry, hiring can take several months putting a lot of pressure on the hiring process. Delays in the hiring process could be due to lack of qualified candidates. A long hiring process could also lead to the loss of good candidates to find jobs elsewhere.


  1. Good candidate experience

Candidate experience isn’t only important for employer branding, but it’s also a factor when your best candidates are evaluating job offers. The way candidates are treated in the hiring process could be a reflection of how they will be treated after they are hired.


  1. Diversified recruiting strategy

Using a diversified recruiting strategy helps in the process of finding the best talents required for the open vacancies. Hence it is always sensible to use all different sources and leverage all available networks

Two possible options for hiring managers



The Internal Recruitment Team

This is hired internally to handle the process of identify, find, help coordinate the hiring process for the business based on the company requirements.


Cybersecurity Talent Search

Cybersecurity Talent Search acts as a kind of intermediary between a company that’s looking to hire someone and a job seeker who is looking for employment.


Rationale for a Cybersecurity Talent Search Firm
  • Need a quick hire and no time to handle all the key stages of the hiring process
  • Hiring for a technical or difficult to fill position and requires specialist talent search firm
  • Finding the right skills and experience is the key priority
  • When you don’t have the in-house resources and expertise


Rationale for the Internal recruitment team
  • Established culture and wants new employees to fit the wider employees
  • When you already have long-term hiring plans and need internal recruiter
  • Need an internal recruiter to work closely with hiring managers for hiring needs
  • Your company has a definite need and budget for an in-house recruiter.