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5 Most Common Myths About Working with Recruiting Agencies


While staffing agencies offer a wealth of benefits, they're often shrouded in misconceptions.  In this blog, we're here to dive into five common myths and shed light on the true value the right recruiting agency can bring to your business.

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Myth #1: Using a Recruiting Agency is More Expensive

Many companies hesitate to partner with recruiting agencies due to cost concerns. However, a strong recruiting partnership can be a highly cost-effective solution for your hiring needs and reduce some of your hidden costs in the long run. Some of the hidden costs associated with traditional in-house are:

  • Time Investment: Recruiting, screening, and interviewing candidates takes valuable time away from your core business activities.
  • Advertising Costs: Job board postings and other advertising can be expensive, with no guarantee of attracting the right talent.
  • Training Costs: Onboarding and training a bad hire can be a significant financial drain.
  • Low-Quality Talent Pool: Limited reach can restrict your access to the best talent available.


Myth #2: You Won't Get High-Quality Candidates

A common misconception is that recruiting agencies only offer access to a pool of mediocre candidates. However, reputable agencies prioritize quality and can connect you with top talent for your open positions.

Here's why recruiting agencies can deliver high-quality candidates:

  • Rigorous candidate screening
  • Specialized recruiters
  • Targeted candidate search
  • Pre-vetted talent pool
  • Focus on cultural fit


Myth #3: Lacking Industry Expertise

When considering partnering with a recruiting agency, some companies worry about a lack of industry-specific knowledge. This concern is understandable, as a successful hire hinges on finding a candidate who not only possesses the necessary skills but also understands the unique nuances of your field. However, there are agencies, like Next Level Impacts, that have addressed this by offering specialized services tailored to specific industries.

Here's a glimpse into several of the primary industries we work in:

  1. Pharmaceuticals - In the pharmaceutical sector, it's essential to have a deep understanding of regulations and compliance, combined with a network of professionals across R&D, clinical trials, and commercialization.  This allows recruiters to identify candidates with expertise in drug discovery, formulation development, and regulatory affairs.
  2. Cyber Security - As the cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving, knowledge of current threats and a network of certified professionals in ethical hacking, penetration testing, and security engineering to place top talent skilled in network, cloud, and incident response is imperative.
  3. Medical Device Sales - In the medical device sales arena, it's important that recruiters can bridge the gap between leading manufacturers and distributors by identifying candidates with experience and understanding of medical technologies and proven success building relationships with healthcare providers.
  4. Diagnostics - Within the diagnostics industry, having a network of specialists across various areas like molecular diagnostics and clinical testing, coupled with our focus on specific equipment and regulatory expertise, allows recruiters to connect you with top talent perfectly suited for your diagnostic needs.


Myth #4: Loss of Control Over Hiring

A common concern for companies considering recruiting agencies is a perceived loss of control over the hiring process. When you're considering an agency, look for one that fosters a collaborative partnership that empowers you, ensuring you maintain complete control over your hiring decisions. 

  • Clear Communication: Trustworthy recruiting agencies maintain open communication channels throughout the entire process, keeping you informed of every step. You have the final say on all decisions, including candidate selection and interview scheduling.
  • Customizable Solutions: Established recruiting agencies can tailor their services to your specific needs and preferences. Whether you prefer them to manage the entire recruitment process or simply provide a pool of pre-qualified candidates, they can adapt to your comfort level.
  • In-Depth Candidate Evaluation: Reputable recruiting agencies go beyond resumes and basic skills assessments. They may conduct in-depth interviews and tailor their evaluations to align with your specific hiring criteria, ensuring you make informed decisions.


Myth #5: Recruiting Agencies Use a One-Size-Fits-All Approach

These days, a cookie-cutter approach to hiring simply won't cut it. It is important to understand that every company has unique needs and goals, meaning that the "one-size-fits-all" mentality is out, and customer-focused solutions tailored to your specific hiring requirements are in.

How Next Level Impacts Breaks the Mold:

  • In-Depth Needs Assessment: We take the time to understand your company culture, the specific role requirements, and the ideal candidate profile. This ensures we present you with candidates who are a perfect fit for your unique needs.
  • Targeted Candidate Search: Our strategies go beyond generic job boards. We leverage our network, industry knowledge, and expertise to source qualified candidates actively seeking opportunities that align with your specific position and company culture.
  • Industry Expertise: Our team boasts experience across various industries. This allows us to understand the nuances of your specific sector and source candidates with the relevant skills and knowledge required for success in your company.
  • Focus on Long-Term Success: We go beyond just filling a position. We focus on finding candidates who will thrive in your company culture and contribute to your long-term growth.


Partnering with a reputable recruiting agency can be a game-changer. They can help you find top talent quickly, navigate the complexities of the hiring process, and free up valuable time and resources within your organization.

Ready to experience the power of a strong recruiting partnership? Contact Next Level Impacts today! We'll work closely with you to understand your unique needs and develop a customized solution to find the perfect talent for your team.