The worst is waiting too long before desperation forces you to fill a position with a less than qualified individual (who can somehow keep up with their socials more than their dayjob). Going through an entire hiring process with a possibly irrelevant employee is unsettling and unnecessary. When you invite a recruiter onboard, resumes are gone through carefully and top candidates are vetted directly. Years of building a professional network with connections gives you easy access to better hiring options. As a CEO, it is essential you focus on what you do best - running your business. Don’t be inefficient by taking on hiring too, that’s what a recruiter is for. Having another professional opinion will offer you peace of mind knowing it’s all taken care of.
As the company executive, your hands are full at all times. You balance meetings and conferences with devising new growth plans, among countless other tasks - unfortunately, taking on another duty such as talent research is not wise considering the heavy workload you already have. One late night, after you’ve just left the office, you decide to give yourself a break, while also saving on your company resources, and hire a recruiter to do the important work of finding the right employees to be by your side. It’s only once you see your newfound energy and your company’s exceptional growth rates that you wish you’d made the decision to hire a recruiter sooner!