Q: How many locum legal recruitment agencies should I register my CV with?
A: As many as you like, but we recommend giving one agency priority over others. This will be the agency you have your primary relationship with and you can become a ‘trusted’ locum. We tend to know before sending out an assignment which of our locums is likely to respond, how long it will take them to respond, and also which one we are likely to go with once they have responded.
We also know that there will be certain locums who will only respond to us if they have already checked with their primary agency to make sure they do not have the same vacancy on their books as well.
This is good practice because your relationship with the locum recruitment consultant is extremely important for ensuring you get continued assignments flowing your way.
Obviously, for assignments in far-flung places where there are fewer locums, you will get more offerings if you are flexible on travel and this will open doors for you, but for assignments in central London for example we get a very healthy response usually for every assignment coming our way.