Mo’ Agencies, Mo’ Problems
Finding the right recruitment agency is crucial to the success of your hiring process, but when you need to hire someone yesterday, many employers assume that using multiple agencies is the best way to increase their chances of finding the right candidates, however this approach can actually lead to a number of pitfalls and potential issues.
Inflated fees and overlapping candidate submissions are common problems. When multiple agencies are involved, employers may end up paying higher fees and dealing with duplicate applications.
This can also result in reduced commitment and quality from the agencies themselves.
It makes it difficult to see who’s hot and who’s not.
One of the biggest risks is the dilution of candidate calibre. It becomes challenging to find the right candidate for the position among a sea of average ones, so it’s essential to remember that quality is more important than quantity when it comes to hiring, and spreading your bets on several suppliers can hinder that goal.
Remember that you’re using an agency to get a shortlist and multiple shortlists make a long list, often with duplicates and additional admin burden.
Reduced agency dedication and candidate quality
Using multiple recruitment agencies can result in reduced commitment and quality from the agencies themselves which can lead to subpar candidates being presented, wasting the employer’s time and resources and also reducing your impression of that agency.
By sticking to one agency, employers can ensure a higher level of commitment and quality in the recruitment process.
The importance of choosing the right agency and building a relationship
Finding the right recruitment agency is crucial to the success of your hiring process.
Building a strong relationship with an agency that understands your needs and culture can save you time and resources. A trusted agency will have a deep understanding of your industry, access to a wide network of candidates, and the expertise to identify the best fit for your organisation.
By choosing the right agency and nurturing a strong relationship, you can streamline your recruitment process and increase your chances of finding the perfect candidate.
Remember, it’s quality and compatibility that matter most and that’s what we’re here to help you with.