HR Manager will attest to being constantly harassed with un-solicited calls from Agents purporting to be the best agent in the market, “a specialist”, and all the usual Sales Lines.
Hers is a few questions to ask the next time you get a call from someone pitching for your business –
1) How long have you been recruiting in the (IT / Medical / Financial) Sector
2) What specific roles do you work on, and what was your last five placements by job title
3) How do you source your people (advertising platforms & database)
4) How do you screen, interview and test the people that you represent
5) What understanding do you have of our business, who are our main competitors
6) Will you work at a reduced introductory rate for the first placement
7) What rebate period do you work to, and will you extend this
A lot of the time it can be hard to determine how good an agent is until you use them, and this can be a time consuming and wasteful process. You need to kiss a lot of frogs before you get your prince.
As a small bespoke agency Independent Search Solutions will always offer a 100% Refund to any client who feels that our service and commitment to excellence has not been meet.
HR & Recruitment Director ISS Ltd
Tel: 00353 (0) 98 238 00
Mobile: 00353 (0) 87 25 35 247
Independent Search Solutions Ltd – Sales, Marketing & IT Recruitment