Choosing the Right Recruitment Model for You

There are several factors to consider when deciding on the best approach to hiring, including your current hiring needs, the organisation’s long-term goals, current resource allocation or strains, and the budget available for recruitment efforts.

In some cases, there are organisations that benefit from using a combination of recruitment models to meet their hiring needs effectively. It is important to regularly evaluate and adjust your recruitment model to ensure it aligns with your goals and objectives.

Taking these factors into account will help you choose the recruitment model that is most effective for meeting your organisation’s needs.

In-House Hiring

In-house hiring is a common practice for organisations of all sizes. This model allows companies to tailor their hiring strategies to fit their specific needs and culture, providing control over the recruitment process and ensuring the best candidates are selected.

However, this model could also be seen in a situation where a company consistently struggles to attract top talent due to limited resources and expertise in recruiting. By relying solely on in-house hiring, the company may limit its ability to tap into a diverse pool of candidates with unique skill sets and experiences.

External Recruitment Agencies

External recruitment agencies offer a solution to internal strain by offering expertise in sourcing, screening, and interviewing candidates, saving the company time and resources in the hiring process. More often than not, recruiters can also provide valuable support by leveraging their expertise and networks to attract ‘hidden gem’ talent that may not be accessible through in-house efforts.

However, external recruitment agencies may come with a high cost, potentially straining the company’s budget. There is also the risk of misalignment regarding the company’s requirements or goals, leading to potential mismatches in candidate selection.

It’s important for companies to carefully weigh the benefits and drawbacks of working with agencies before making a decision. Ultimately, finding the right balance between efficiency and cost-effectiveness is key to successful recruitment efforts.

Our Talent Partner Solution

Our solution, an embedded recruitment model, offers a middle ground so that companies can benefit from the expertise and resources of a dedicated recruitment team without the potential drawbacks of working with external agencies. This allows for a more customised and cost-effective approach to talent acquisition, ultimately leading to more successful recruitment efforts.

However, the higher quality of the sourced candidates and overall recruitment experience is reflected in the upfront cost. It’s worth considering the nature of your specific business needs and whether the required role(s) are niche enough to require external recruitment expertise. The specific criteria and targeted approach required may also take longer to find highly skilled candidates, especially in competitive industries and niche markets. However, these quality placements are more likely to last.  


Taking the time to understand your hiring needs, resources, and budget will help determine if investing in external recruitment services is the right choice for your organisation. It is important to weigh the potential long-term benefits of quality placements against the immediate financial impact.

External recruitment services can provide you with the expertise and networks of professional recruiters who specialise in finding top talent. This can ultimately lead to more successful and long-lasting hires, making the investment worthwhile in the long run.

Taking the time to vet recruiters and setting clear expectations will be a crucial step in ensuring you are partnering with the right recruiter.

Choosing the Right Recruitment Partner

Partnering with an external provider can help you save valuable time and resources, but it’s important to make sure you choose the right partner for your role(s) and organisation.

Here’s a checklist of things to consider to help guide your decision-making process:

  • Approach to flexibility and scalability
  • Client references and case studies
  • Client services, communication, and support
  • Compliance and data security
  • Cost models and structure
  • Cultural fit of values and ways of working
  • Relevant industry expertise
  • Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Technology capabilities

Considering the next phase of your business?

Our Talent Partner Solution is an embedded recruitment service custom-built for you, meticulously designed to align seamlessly with your internal dynamics.

However, we want to make sure you’re choosing the right model for you.

Take the first step by reaching out to our dedicated Talent Partners to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss your specific needs and what recruitment models could be the right fit for you.

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