We have prepared 3 cases to illustrate which option will be better in different circumstances (it’s not universal instruction, but possible examples):
a small startup with a limited budget and a need for specialists to develop the product
It’s not wise to hire a corporate talent acquisition agent at this stage: it’s too expensive. As a rule, the recruiting tasks are performed by employees who are already in the project. If the budget allows it, it’s better to work with the agency.
a middle-size company with several years in the market and irregular hiring intervals
A full-time specialist is not necessary in this case: an agency will benefit you more.
a big company that needs a constant flow of new hires to support its working processes
This will require a corporate recruiter. Some businesses power up their own hiring efforts with the help of agencies (especially with rare-stacked professionals and when speed is relevant).
If you decide to work with an agency, be careful when choosing one. Look at its reputation: check social media, read reviews, and even contact some of its clients for feedback. As well as pay attention to cooperation terms and conditions: they should be fair and beneficial for you both.
If you have any questions or wish to add something, please contact our colleague Polina from marketing (Telegram @polinamala). We’re always open to communication!