In fact, it depends on how you look at it. No, seriously: of course, if you operate with the expression “N% of the annual salary of a specialist”, then at first glance it may seem expensive. However, if we compare the amount for the IT recruitment service with the costs of maintaining the in-house recruiting department and paying for all necessary expenses (CRM, recruiting services, etc.), then it turns out to be much cheaper to make a one-time payment to the agency upon the specialist starts working. We wrote about this in more detail in the article
In addition, the price of recruitment services in the IT field consists of factors such as the expertise of recruiters, the speed of work, the specifics of the position, and the resources spent — if you have a lot of vacancies, then the agency has the opportunity to bring the whole teams for filling your job openings (for example, lead recruiter, junior recruiter, researcher), which affects the efficiency of work.