Inspired by Anthony Roberts of Kelly Services in Florida. From his LinkedIn Discussion entitled: "Are Recruiters Really Necessary" posted on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Discussion Group Aug 6, 2011.
External recruiters are actually not necessary if the internal process of recruiting quality candidates has been solved. However, plan on solving that challenge often, because each time recruiting quality candidates has been solved--things will soon change--like the competition, the economy, geography, technology, the markets, candidate availability, candidate affordability, etc.
And so, adjustments will have to be made to accommodate what it will take to find, attract and land quality candidates in the future--again and again. And "so it goes"*. (*...paying my respect to Kurt Vonnegut who, among others, grasped the logic of anticipating logical outcomes in life.)