Why should you read, “What drives me nuts about staffing agencies and how they can work better as a partner“?
A love / hate relationship seems to exist between many Employers and Agencies, and I think in large part it is because neither party seems to truly understand the other. As of the time I am writing this post there are 144 people who voiced an opinion on the attached blog. If you as the Hiring Company can begin to understand the dynamics at play, then I promise you will improve your results by 100%.
Matt Lowney’s article makes some excellent points, however the issues raised within the comments are priceless.
Some of the quotes that got my attention:
If both corporate side recruiters and agency recruiters would just be honest with each other instead of endlessly pitching BS back and forth, maybe they could serve each other better. ~Richard Araujo
Companies and hiring managers have their own eccentricities, too. They all say they want to hire “A” players, but fail to recognize that there are only so many to go around. If you want to hire “A” players then you have to provide them with A-level opportunities. That you have free snacks and a foosball table in the break room is NOT a big deal to most people. ~Tom Adams
Ask the next unemployed candidate you meet to tell you a story about a recent interface with an human resources professional. We need to look within our ranks and not blame our vendors. ~James Marcus
Or my favorite from Suzanne Sears (She posts three times and it’s very insightful)
When that process fails with a good agency:
its usually the request to hunt for the Lost Kings of Egypt:……..it can be done: but not so quickly.
From the recruiters point of view, every order that crosses our desk is one for
Brad Pitt and Angelina Joli…. to perform at Teds Esso next week for $10.00 hour…..
and if you dont bring me back what I asked for, you are another dumb &$*@ recruiter.