Flooding the market and having candidates getting calls from several different recruiters on your roles is detrimental to your image and reputation...
Candidates like to hear of positions that aren’t just a commodity available for everyone but rather something more exclusive.
I believe there is also something to be said about both parties feeling like they have a partner in their recruitment efforts.
The level of engagement is much more collaborative, the relationship will often be more pleasant and even friendly.
At the end of the day we are all people and everyone likes having someone familiar on the other side of the table or on the other end of the line.
My advice to both clients and candidates is to choose a recruiter who is trustworthy, transparent, responsive, who knows their market, understands the roles they are working on and is well networked.
Once you find them, stick with them.
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