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Recruitment Firms: The Ultimate Wing Person (Wingman)

A recruitment firm is the ultimate wing person for your studio. They will help you connect with qualified people, determine whether they are available to pursue you, ensure you look your best, present you in the best light, and ensure you are prepared for the big date (interview). And, like a good wing person, they will rejoice with you when you find your person (candidate), will support you through sealing the deal (offer) and will replenish your roster with more qualified prospects if things don't work out.

All joking aside!

Hiring the right recruitment firm can have a significant impact on your studio's success. The cost-to-hire ratio is one factor to consider. This ratio compares the cost of using a firm to the cost of hiring an employee directly. You may be surprised to learn that the right recruitment firm provides a cost-effective service and can find top talent at a low cost. It is critical to remember that the cost of hiring is only one factor when assessing a company's effectiveness. Other factors to consider include the candidate's quality and the time it takes to fill a role.

A good firm will have a thorough understanding of the job market, will know how to find and attract top talent, and will streamline the process. Here is a list of just a few of the advantages to think about. This is not to say that studios should not have in-house recruiters. Recruitment firms should not be used to replace in-house recruiters, but rather to supplement them.

Access to a larger talent pool

Because of their extensive networks of contacts, head hunters and recruitment agencies have their ear to the ground and access to a much larger pool of passive candidates than companies can on their own.

Increased efficiency

Head hunters and recruitment firms are recruiting experts with the resources to quickly identify, evaluate, and present qualified candidates to the company.

Specialized expertise

Head hunters and recruitment firms frequently specialize in a specific industry or field and have a rigorous understanding of the skills and qualifications required in that field.


Hiring a head hunter or recruitment firm is often less expensive than conducting a search on one's own because the studio does not have to pay for advertising, recruitment, or hiring staff for that role. Studios will not have to weed out unqualified candidates.

Time savings

The studio can save time and focus on its core business activities by outsourcing the recruitment process. The HR departments can concentrate on employer branding to distinguish your studio from competitors for future potential candidates. An outsourced recruiter can ensure a steady flow of qualified, diverse experienced applicants, saving money and time in the long run.

Identifying the best match

Head hunters and recruitment firms can assist companies in identifying candidates who not only have the right qualifications but also fit well with the company culture and are a good fit for the role.

The hiring process should not be the only focus of recruitment. Recruiters can contribute to a positive and effective recruitment experience for both the studio and the candidates by focusing on these areas.

As always, thank you for reading and we hope you found this newsletter informative and helpful in your recruitment efforts. We wish you all the best in your search for top talent and as always, if you have any related questions or need any help, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Stay tuned for our next newsletter where we'll delve deeper into some of the most effective recruitment strategies. Until then, happy recruiting!



Braden Poirier - Sr. Animator - Jam Filled, Dionysis Bouloutzas - CG Supervisor - Ghost VFX, Paulo Man - Sr. Animator - ICON Creative Studio, Kristen Griffin - Animator - Digital Domain, Ali Kellner - Storyboard Artist - Skyship Entertainment Company, Alex (Olek) Hrazhdan - Sr. Rigger - Ghost VFX, Krzysztof (Chris) Fendryk - CG/VFX Supervisor - Televisor, Jessica Petrunti - 2D Compositor - Jam Filled, Bill Campbell - Animation Supervisor - Steamroller Animation, Shun Hirai - 3D Animation Artist - Bardel Entertainment, Mykyta Trunov - Lighting Artist - Snowball Studios.


Ivan Fernandez - Chief Technology Officer - Big Fish Games, Gaelle Roberts - Content Producer - Haven Studios. James DeSousa - Sr. Advanced VFX Artist.

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