Recruiting executive Craig Nowotny serves as general manager of Arthur Wright and Associates, a recruiting firm based in St. Louis, Missouri. Craig Nowotny holds a bachelor of science in business from Saint Louis University and has three decades of experience in the recruiting industry, including contingent recruiting.
Contingent recruitment is a strategy in which the recruiter competes in the role with other agencies, or even the client in cases where the client places an advertisement on its website or job board. The recruiter searches for qualified candidates that match job openings and sends the resumes to the client for consideration and the possible scheduling of interviews.
Contingent recruiters are only paid if and when the client hires a candidate brought to their attention. Thus, they typically try to send large numbers of matching resumes to a client. As a result, contingent recruiters often find qualified potential hires that a company would not likely have considered. Contingency recruiters usually work with many job openings simultaneously. Alternative recruitment strategies include exclusive roles and retained recruitment.