The 7 Reasons Why Your Recruitment Agency Isn't Prioritising Your Vacancy

#4 You are not a working partner


If you're reading this series of blogs about the reasons why agencies aren't filling your vacancy, you're half-way now to understanding how you can make your own life so much easier by understanding the challenges recruiters face when dealing with their clients, often individuals and companies they are desperate to please.

Yes, the financial rewards can be excellent but many recruiters genuinely want to build long lasting and fulfilling business relationships, just like anyone else.

This week we're looking at #4 You are not a working partner.

So what do we mean by that?

You're providing the minimum of information you believe is required to fulfil your recruitment need. Questions from the agency are fielded, avoided, deemed 'none of their business'. A request for a visit to your premises to see the environment, meet the people, denied.

Fully involving your agency, allowing them to understand you, your business and your requirements are not only invaluable for them to seek the right people for you now, but essential to build a candidate pipeline for you for the future.

Also consider how you would feel working on a 'need to know' basis, where there is no foundation for an open, trusting and successful relationship. It can lead to miscommunication, a feeling that there is something you are not being told, that you are not respected and insufficiently briefed to do your best work.

At Clarity we work WITH our suppliers and we expect the same from our clients.

#5 You are not a repeat client is available here.

With thanks to Greg and Chris Savage for the inspiration, enthusiasm and support on this recruitment journey #SavageSprint

Clare Wight is the founder and Managing Director of Clarity Appointments, an independent recruitment specialist. She served time as a Regional Director for The Employment Agents Movement, supporting other independent recruiters.

And she remains an active member of Members Only, a recruitment leadership network promoting high ethical standards, collaboration, diversity, equity and inclusion.

She believes business owners are more fulfilled and higher-performing when they provide emotional and professional business support to other business owners, even those they deem to be competitors. She does this actively, whilst challenging and updating her skills and knowledge of the recruitment sector, enabling her to offer the very best of advice to firms looking to make their next hire.

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