Let's face it; no relationship is perfect. There needs to be compromise, good communication, support and understanding. This stands true even when you think about working with your external recruiting partner.
The Q Works Group
has been assisting client companies with recruiting solutions since 2002. What I have noticed since I've worked here is that all the recruiters tend to favor certain client companies due to the nature of their partnership. This does not diminish the quality of service offered to all clients, that remains the same. It just means that certain relationships are, well... better, leading to more efficient searches and ultimately "better fit" placements.
This observation led me to the idea of trying to find out what exactly makes some of our clients "standout," in a good way. When I posed this question to the staff, they were quite willing to offer insight and share what makes the most successful client/ recruiter relationships possible.