In the world of talent acquisition, finding the right candidate can be like searching for a needle in a haystack, especially in industries as competitive as financial services, insurance, and risk and compliance. Organisations often turn to recruitment agencies to assist them, but the question arises: is one recruiter with a retained agreement the secret sauce for success?

Why One Recruiter?

When it comes to recruitment, the temptation might be to cast a wide net, engaging multiple recruitment agencies to maximise the chances of finding the perfect candidate. However, in practice, this approach can often lead to confusion, inefficiency, and a lack of clarity in the recruitment process.  

Working with one dedicated recruiter offers several advantages:

    • Streamlined Communication:

      With a single point of contact, communication is more efficient. This ensures that everyone involved is on the same page, leading to a smoother process. 

    • Deeper Understanding:

      A retained recruiter gets to know your organisation intimately, understanding your culture, values, and the nuances of your recruitment needs. This in-depth understanding is invaluable in identifying the best-fit candidates.

    • Focused Search:

      A dedicated recruiter focuses solely on your requirements. They aren’t dividing their attention between multiple clients, giving your search the attention it deserves.

    • Exclusivity:

      The retained agreement provides a level of exclusivity, making it more likely that high-quality, passive candidates will engage with your organisation. They appreciate the commitment to the recruitment process.


The Certainty of a Retained Agreement

One of the key advantages of a retained agreement is the certainty it offers to the client throughout the recruitment process. In the competitive landscape of New Zealand’s financial services, insurance, and risk and compliance sectors, this certainty is invaluable.

Here’s how it works: 

  1. Time Efficiency: The retained agreement often involves a fixed timeline for candidate delivery. This means you know when to expect results, helping you plan your hiring process more effectively.
  2. Quality over Quantity: The focus shifts from presenting numerous candidates to presenting a shortlist of the right candidates. This ensures that the individuals put forward meet your specific requirements, reducing the time spent on unnecessary interviews.
  3. Risk Mitigation: When you partner with a specialised recruiter on a retained agreement, you share the risk. This encourages the recruiter to invest time and effort in finding the best candidate for your organisation.
  4. Cost Savings: The certainty and efficiency of a retained agreement can lead to cost savings in the long run, as you spend less time and resources on prolonged recruitment efforts.

Adding Value to Your Recruitment Strategy

In conclusion, working with one specialist recruiter, Tyler Wren, on a retained agreement offers a more streamlined, focused, and efficient approach to talent acquisition. This certainty in the process can be a game-changer for large and medium-sized financial services firms, banks, insurance companies, and risk and compliance teams in New Zealand and Australia.

In a world where the competition for top talent is fierce, this approach not only simplifies your recruitment process but also ensures you find the perfect candidate who aligns with your organisation’s values and goals. Tyler Wren when retained is effectively an extension of your organisation working to prmote your brand.


By embracing a retained agreement, you’re not just hiring a recruiter; you’re partnering with a dedicated ally on a shared journey towards success. 

Are you ready to explore the benefits of working with recruiters on a retained agreement? Get in touch with the Tyler Wren team https://tylerwren.co.nz/our-team/ today to unlock the path to certainty in your recruitment journey.


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