Everyone has differing opinions on recruitment consultancies, but each company should think about how they can maximize their relationship. In this article, we will look at how to make the most of your recruitment consultants.
When choosing a recruitment consultancy partner, you should consider your future hiring needs as well as your current ones. You might find you need a part time qualified accountant at present, but in the future you may want to grow your department by hiring a senior position. If this is the case, then there is little point working with a part time qualified specialist.
The best partnerships are usually the ones where a recruitment consultancy puts the time and effort into learning about your business and you in turn know about their capabilities and strengths. This involves both parties investing time in building a strong relationship but one that will reap rewards in the long term.
The better the consultancy understands you and your business requirements, the more likely they are to send ideal candidates to match your roles. One way to help build this relationship is to invite the recruiter to meet the team they will be hiring for and also keep them abreast of any important information within the company.
Being transparent with your recruitment consultancy will not only improve your relationship but also make both sides more efficient. If you are also interviewing internally for a position, let the agency know. Providing interview feedback is another great way to be transparent and help streamline the whole process for success.
Working with too many recruitment agencies can mean you end up spreading yourself too thin. It’s best to build up strong relationships with one or two agencies. Having four or five agencies trying to fill one role is quite often a logistical nightmare.
If you view your recruitment consultancy as a partner rather than an external agency, you will find the process of finding the best candidates will be a lot easier.