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Agency every time - but I like to develop a relationship with an agency - they get to know my likes and dislikes, and only put forward candidates they think I will like.

I always go exclusively through a single agency (and get lower rates for that)

The screening process pays for itself after a few recruits - of course if recruiting is rare, the payback may take longer - but when my boss insisted we went direct, guess who had to read through 64 CVs?

After about a year, and one permie and two contractors through a single recruiter at an agency, we were only getting two or three applications through, at most, and I would probably have employed all of them. We never wasted time with people turning up, then not liking the sound of the role - the agency knew us well enough to put them off before they crossed our threshold.

word of mouth can be fine - but I always take care to promise nothing, and still interview carefully - their pal might think they're a genius, but they need to prove it to me!

Poaching can be OK if you know the person (and then it's word of mouth really!) I have had the experience where someone who was poached (not by me) got a little too big for their boots, so impressed were they by being singled out,
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