Vacancies in the job market are increasing exponentially as companies continue to evolve and talent becomes progressively scarcer.
Working with a specialist recruiter in your industry is one of the best ways to ensure you can accelerate your hiring process and find more of the right candidates. Creating an exclusive partnership with a recruiter means you can leverage the skills and expertise of a company committed to finding the right people for your roles.
Exclusive partnerships deliver:
Not only does working with an exclusive recruiter improve your chances of quickly finding relevant candidates for your roles, but it can also deliver several other crucial benefits. When you commit to working exclusively with a recruiter, you tell them you depend on their service to grow your brand and invest in their expertise completely.
In turn, your exclusive recruitment company will commit to delivering the results you need so that they can preserve the mutually-beneficial relationship for as long as possible. If your recruiter knows they're competing with other companies to deliver candidates to your business, they're less likely to prioritise your needs over other clients.
If you're working exclusively with a recruiter, they know they must consistently prove their value to your company. They'll spend more time planning, screening, and interviewing candidates to ensure you get the right results. They'll also dedicate more time to collaborating with you and understanding your company's requirements.
This long-term business relationship will deliver compounding benefits over time as your recruiter learns more about your company culture and discovers new ways to find the talent you need.
As a bonus, you'll be able to avoid having to reiterate your hiring process to different agencies constantly.
While working with a recruitment company can be a fantastic way to improve your hiring process, interacting with too many recruiters at once can lead to several challenges. Not only do you miss out on the trusting, long-term relationship you get with an exclusive recruitment partner, but you could find yourself dealing with challenges such as:
You may also need to invest more time sorting through applications, as you could end up with duplicate applications from the same candidate delivered by different recruitment companies.
Your disparate recruitment teams could waste time trying to screen the same employee twice, searching the same environments for passive and active candidates, and even posting your job descriptions on the same platforms and forums.
Committing to a long-term relationship with an exclusive recruitment partner means collaborating consistently with the same team of professionals. Your recruitment team will work with you to understand exactly what you need from your candidates and how you want to portray your company and brand to potential employees.
On the other hand, if you're working with multiple recruiters, there's a chance that each agency could perceive your business and employer brand differently. This could lead to confusion among candidates, who see a different image of your business presented by each recruiter.
While many business leaders assume working with multiple recruiters will give them access to more candidates, the opposite may be true. You may lose access to crucial talent because your recruitment teams are wasting too much time on duplicated efforts rather than delivering an exceptional candidate experience.
Additionally, if your recruitment teams prioritise other companies over yours, they may present the same candidates to other employers due to the lack of an exclusive relationship. This could mean competing offers drive the right talent away from your team.
Ultimately, using multiple recruiters to fill the gaps in your talent pool might seem like a good idea at first, but it can create a range of challenges. From wasted time and money to reduced access to top talent, multiple recruiters can complicate your hiring process.
Working with an exclusive recruiter is the best way to ensure you can find the right talent for your vacant roles, with excellent communication, mutual trust, and lower costs.
At Harris Lord, we have been helping firms acquire talent and job seekers find their ideal roles for over 25 years. We have placed four thousand candidates; if you want to find out how we can help, call us at 01403 273370.