🔍 In today's hiring market, identifying great tech talent is easier than ever. Unfortunately engaging with that talent has never been harder.

This is where a recruitment agency can take a huge weight off your shoulders and give precious time back to your hiring managers. This is because we spend all day every day engaging with the tech community and building new and trusted connections through our tech insights, events and knowledge of the market.

The most successful recruitment relationships are those that become a two-way partnership. So take a look at our 3 simple steps for building a positive relationship with your recruitment agency and set yourselves up for long-term hiring success. 🏆

✅ Have a dedicated point of contact for each department's hiring needs and book in weekly touch points with your agency to discuss any bottle necks or challenges. Consider adding your agency to a Slack hiring channel to share continuous updates.

✅ Set timescales and expectations from both parties ahead of a hiring project and stick to them. Agree on feedback times, cv reviews and interview scheduling - we always push for 24 hour feedback and have found that fine tuning this drastically reduces time to hire.

✅ Total transparency and trust is key. Any changes to the role or business need to be communicated to both the candidate and agency. Likewise, any changes to the internal talent team or external agencies helping on roles needs to be shared.