Why Using Multiple Recruitment Agencies is a Waste of Time: The Truth You Need to Hear

Have you ever thought that briefing a job role to multiple recruitment agencies is rthe best way to fill your vacancy quickly? Well, it’s time to think again. Using multiple agencies not only wastes your precious time but also harms your chances of finding the right candidate.

Here’s why:

When you hire multiple agencies to find the right candidate, you’re essentially fishing in the same pool. Yes, some agencies may be more proactive in their approach, but ultimately they are all speaking to the same candidates. This means that you end up with a pile of similar CVs and have to sift through them all, wasting valuable time in the process.

Moreover, when several agencies are vying to submit CVs for the same role, it creates a race to the bottom. The first agency to submit a CV gets paid, leading to a frenzy of CV submissions without any real focus on candidate quality. Recruitment is not just about finding a candidate to fill a role, it’s about finding the right candidate for the role.

Good recruitment takes time

Attracting the right talent takes time, effort, and resources. It involves creating a strong employer brand, having a well-crafted job description, and reaching out to the right candidates through various channels. Once the right candidates are identified, the assessment process begins. This is where a good agency comes into play. They will thoroughly assess the candidates to ensure that they have the necessary skills, qualifications, and cultural fit for the role.

When you use multiple agencies, you run the risk of cutting corners on the assessment process, leading to poor candidate quality and ultimately wasted time. By choosing a single agency that you trust, you can rest assured that they will give you a realistic assessment of the candidate’s abilities, strengths, and weaknesses.

The bottom line is that good recruitment takes time, and creating a race to the bottom doesn’t end well. What you need is a partner who will work with you to understand your business, the role you’re hiring for, and the type of candidate that will fit in well with your organisation’s culture.

Remember that a good recruitment agency will update you along the way, giving you market insight and keeping you informed of the progress being made.

Want to learn more about why using multiple agencies is a waste of time and how to find the right recruitment partner for your business? Tune in to the latest episode of our podcast, Nobody Likes Recruiters or call the team on 01782 489784.