We receive multiple calls each week from recruitment agencies with which we've had no prior dealing, looking to "introduce themselves" and offer candidates. This would be understandable if they were responding to a specific posting on our company website, but this has never (to date) been the case. Most of the time we are not recruiting and these calls interrupt other work, which never gives a good impression of the agency.
Our company website (as most companies) lists a postal address, a general e-mail and a "Contact us" webform. Using one of these would not only provide something we could examine when it was convenient, but we would also have a piece of paper or electronic record so, even if we were not recruiting at that moment, we could contact them when we were.
The unsolicited telephone calls approach seems to give the worst possible outcome for agency, manager and candidates. Can any members with experience in recruitment agencies (or any without) let me know what explanation I might be missing?
[I've tagged this "United Kingdom", but I'm sure it's not unique.]