There’s no doubt that it pays to do your due diligence before bringing a recruiting company on board.
You need to assess whether or not the company has invested their time, energy and capital in creating a different approach. After all, there’s no point in doing what’s been done before if it doesn’t work.
Look for a company that prioritizes data in the decision-making process. Data helps remove the bias that comes from feeling a sense of rapport with a prospective hire. And while we all want to work with someone we like, injecting a measure of objectivity into the hiring landscape helps ensure that our candidate of choice reflects the role’s hard and soft skill requirements.
Great recruiters want to forge partnerships with the companies they work for. This means they’re willing to teach you about the hiring process. More importantly perhaps, is that they are willing to be taught by you about your company’s needs.
Does your Toronto recruiting agency have an innovative, tested process that has consistently demonstrated successful results? Do they seek access to the line manager and tell you what to expect at each step of the process? Are they able to commit themselves to specific timelines with definite deliverables? If the answer to any of these questions is no, it may be time to look in a different direction.
You’ll know that your Toronto recruiter believes in their process because they’ll put their money where their mouth is. Look carefully at the agency’s hiring guarantee. If they’re willing to share the risk with you, then they know they have a process that works.
Recruiters in the finance and accounting industry that offer a data-driven process backed by a performance guarantee, are the types of agencies that you want to forge a partnership with.