This article makes the decision of a Small or Medium size business investing in partnering an external recruitment consultancy as an easy one, but is it? 

Having partnered a broad range of clients during the last 18 years, many companies initially view the use of recruitment agencies as a cost. Quite rightly this article highlights the time, effort and downsides of trying to appoint critical roles for yourself. I particularly like the idea that you wouldn't try CPR on yourself and would always look to a doctor or health professional to save you!

Investing money up front for an intangible result is a big ask but I would recommend that you comfort yourself by speaking to companies who have used your potential recruitment partner in the past and interview them throughly to aid your decision.