Tom Sorensen | NPAworldwide

This is the sloppiest way to recruit




Hiring companies using multiple agencies at the same time are shooting themselves in the foot. It’s mismanagement and inefficient. Stop it.

The argument said in desperation from those who wrongfully believe in this approach of involving several agencies including:

  • It widens the candidate pool.
  • It creates competition among the agencies.
  • It’s faster.

It does not widen the candidate pool. Recruiters and Talent Acquisitions all have access to the Internet, LinkedIn, job boards, and are fishing in the very same pool. 

When agencies know they are one of several working on finding candidates for the hiring company, it becomes a  matter of speed and who gets resumes to the client the quickest. 

The risk is obviously that no careful assessment is made before the presentation of candidates. It becomes a matter of quantity and not quality. 

🤵I'm sure you've heard the saying, “Throw spaghetti against the wall and see what sticks.” It's a common way to describe the process of sending many different candidates at the same time in the hope that at least one is suitable (sticks) and which resumes do not (falls to the floor).

Messing with your corporate brand

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What do candidates think when called by several recruiters

It’s a red flag and sends a signal to prospective candidates that the hiring company is in panic, they are stressed and miserable. For a reason no doubt. Let me ask you this. Read more…

Consider the following alternatives

Instead of involving multiple recruitment firms, consider these alternatives. Read more…


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