We truly believe that a long-term relationship is always the best option as it can help both you and the agency with your future talent searches. To form such a strategic alliance, you should not only be sure about your needs and agency’s expertise, but also pay attention to the agency's corporate culture and their workstyle. In other words, how do they communicate with their clients? Are they flexible enough to meet your changing needs? Or, once you, for instance, decide to scale up the business and, instead of 10 positions, you urge to close 50, do you need to renegotiate every single change in the project? How do they communicate? Are they 24/7 available or work strictly from 9 to 5 without any exceptions?
Of course, they say you can truly ‘feel it' once you start working together. That’s also true, however, you can notice these moments at the stage of getting familiar with the agency or while negotiating. If some misunderstandings arise on these stages, you might think of looking for another partner.