Researching your chosen recruiting agency thoroughly before you enter a contractual agreement will save time, money and disappointment later on. But even if you choose well, you should put in the effort to get the most out of your relationship.
Always make sure you provide comprehensive briefs. Provide your agency with a full list of exact expectations for the perfect candidate in order to make their search efficient and 100% successful.
Make sure you let them know which criteria are mandatory, which are highly desired and which are optional. It’s better to provide them with too much information than not enough.
Provide full details of compensation package on offer including salary range, benefits breakdown, important contract terms and any other worthy information. Give also an indication of any room still available for negotiation.
Give regular and rapid feedback on the candidates your agency supplies. If they are not good enough, explain why as early in the process as possible. Be specific in your reasons, and always relate it back to the criteria stated in your original brief otherwise your agency may not understand where they’re going wrong.
You should also let them know as soon as you have managed to fill the vacancy, so they can stop any further recruiting efforts.
With good communication and timely feedback, we can provide the highest quality service to both our clients and candidates.