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Over the last twenty years, it has become increasingly difficult to choose a recruitment agency. In normal circumstances, you might expect this to be down to the fact there are fewer organisations to choose from, but in the case of the recruitment agency UK market, the opposite is true. 

There has been an explosion in the numbers of recruitment agencies, both those specialising in one particular field and those who offer more general recruitment agency UK services. 

The reason for choosing a particular recruitment agency, UK based, with whom to enter into partnership should not be based purely on cost.  Recruitment can be a costly exercise, but usually the clients who feel this way have generally suffered from poor service, and feel that they have not received value for money. 

The companies who value their recruitment agency and build long term relationships with them are those who have enjoyed happy experiences and see the fees they pay as a long term investment.  A simple and logical algorithm is that the lower the fees the agency are looking to charge, the more work you, as a client, will have to do in each recruitment exercise. This could range from shifting through mountains of CVs, or having to interview far more candidates than you wish to, because the quality of the individuals that the recruitment agency puts forward are not capable of doing the job. 

By carefully selecting a recruitment agency that will gain a good understanding of your business and requirements will give a larger investment in both time and money and will reap huge benefits for your business.

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