Problem: You have a mission-critical IT hire, and you don’t have the time, training, or experience to conduct a full-blown, proactive, dedicated search for the best talent in the marketplace.

You also don’t wish to waste your time shuffling through hundreds of resumes that have come from multiple job boards and third-party recruiting agencies, most of which don’t even fit your needs.

So you decide to hire a recruiting firm. Or three or four. After all, more coverage means better results, right? In reality, the opposite is true. The more agencies you give it to, the less dedicated attention your search will get.