Tips for finding the right financial recruitment agency


The financial landscape is constantly changing and there is a continuous demand for quality employees. With increased competition and government regulations, financial companies know that the financial marketplace presents opportunities as well as challenges, and they need the right talent in place.

So how do companies find a recruitment agency with a financial focus that distinguishes the best from the rest? There are several things to look for and ask a recruitment agency before you get started:

  • Industry Expertise: Good financial recruiters will understand the industry inside and out, the roles they are recruiting for and the needs of an employers. Recruiters that stay on top of the financial industry trends and can relate to the employers’ needs are invaluable.
  • Sales Ability: You’ll need your agency to go to bat for you. You should look for one with strong sales skills that will accurately represent you and your brand to potential candidates.
  • Track Record: Find out how established the agency is and how long the recruiter you’ll be working with has been there. Look for one that already has established financial networks of genuine relationships. This will enable them to source the highest quality talent and execute quickly, saving time and getting your open positions filled faster with candidates that are the best possible fit.
  • Quality vs. Quantity: To get the most out of your partnership, you want an agency that focuses more on presenting you with a few high-quality financial candidates that best match what you are looking for versus dozens of lesser qualified applicants. It may take a little longer, but the result will be a much better fit for everyone.

The ideal partnerships are with agencies that have financial recruiters who genuinely love what they do and are experienced. Look for an agency that places your success as their highest priority and will do whatever it takes to exceed your hiring expectations. It’s those with that fire in their belly who will really make it happen.

At Phyton Talent Advisors, we strive to be all of the above and so much more. We’ve helped countless financial clients build extraordinary teams and we would love to do the same for you. To learn more contact us to discuss how we can help you scale your organization.