I read below "A good recruiter will spend time to understand your needs and connect you with candidates that fit your needs. Most will simply throw piles of resumes at you with little regard for the 'soft' requirements like company culture, etc. "
And I couldn't agree more.
The question is : how much of your time are you ready to invest to train a recruiter on your requirement, yourself, your company values ?
I am very much interested in this, because this is precisely the problem I am trying to crack. Let's talk about your experience ?
What is imporant is to be really careful about finding a quality recruiting company @Shilpa. You need to be sure that they have the right talent pool and will spent as much time as needed to find the right fit for you! Just make sure you can trust your recuiter, otherwise you would spent valuable time and money!
Everything is a loose process and numbers these days.. I definately don't think recruters can do better job than pushing some CVs and co-ordination work.
For startups, my advise is take people through references as their need is any way limited. Once you have core team, take avaiable people, who can be groomed with the core team, who can make them productive in short periods.