The recruiter you choose represents you and your business. To ensure they represent you correctly here are three tips that we have found to be useful.
The recruiter you select is the ‘face’ of your business during the recruiting process. To candidates they are describing your business in detail and sharing information about your culture, vision and future plans.
Your recruiter is often speaking to candidates that, if unsuccessful, may go on to work for your suppliers, partners or competitors. Many of these relationships are important to you and your business. How does the experience they had with your recruiter impact the strength and value of these relationships?
Look for experience
When selecting a recruiter look for someone with experience, not only in recruiting but also in the actual area they are recruiting for. This experience means they will be able to quickly understand your business and talk about it in the way that you would.
Spend time with your recruiter
Spend time with your recruiter. Go beyond just giving them a job description. Sit down with them and let them help you build a job brief. This will help your recruiter gain a better understanding and feel for your business.
Ask for testimonials
Ask for testimonials from other business that have used their services. We would also suggest you talk to individuals they have placed. This will give you a good insight into the actual service they deliver beyond what they promise.
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