Why multi-agency recruitment limits success when hiring Agile people
Agile is not a skill. Rather it is a way of being, thinking and behaving, of bringing about change. For an agency to identify the right Agile candidate, selection cannot be based on their skills or job titles. It has to be about the individual, their experience, the essence of who they are and how they can help a client organisation on their improvement journey.
Yet the majority of the recruitment for Agile people in the UK market is still dominated by recruitment agencies focussing on CV-based and skills-based selection criteria, i.e. just matching a job spec to the obvious, visible and easily identifiable skills on a résumé.