A common theme I come across when discussing talent acquisition with prospective clients is that they feel by working with several agencies, typically contingent, this enhances the chance of them finding superior talent.
However, my experience tells me that this normally couldn't be further from the truth. The problem with working with several agencies is that the commitment and effort placed into sourcing the best talent is diluted. They limit risk by working lots of jobs at the same time and focusing on the lowest hanging fruit.
Research shows us that the most effective way to ensure you hire the best candidate available is to work closely with a carefully selected partner. A search partner works closely with your business to understand both the cultural and technical requirements and conduct a thorough research project to approach all relevant candidates. This way you can be sure that you choose from the best talent available.
Our High-Impact Talent Acquisition research found that the #1 most important driver of recruitment performance is the ability to carefully assess candidates against the open position. This is a complex process and requires that the recruiter partner closely with hiring managers to help shape the position description and understand the role well.