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What Your Recruiter Absolutely Needs to Know

You’ve done the research, you’ve considered the competition, and you may have even signed with a recruitment firm you are confident in. Now what? Isn’t it time to simply sit back and wait for the resumes to start pouring in? Don’t check this to do off your list; throughout the recruitment process, you must maintain [...]

You’ve done the research, you’ve considered the competition, and you may have even signed with a recruitment firm you are confident in. Now what? Isn’t it time to simply sit back and wait for the resumes to start pouring in?

Don’t check this to do off your list; throughout the recruitment process, you must maintain open communication lines with your recruitment firm to make sure they have the information they absolutely need to know:

A Clear Picture
Your recruiter may not have known you before this juncture, and they have probably never worked for you either! Maybe you have explained the position you are aiming to fill, but have you talked about the company this position operates in? Talk to your recruiter about your organization’s mission statement, history, culture and core values. Provide an overview of how this specific position fits into the grand scheme, after all, this is what candidates want to hear about.

Your Vision
If you have followed the steps necessary prior to the decision to recruit, you have researched the position in depth. In doing so, you can not only explain the responsibilities of this role, but also the characteristics integral to success in this role. Or were you just trying to find a body instead of a star?

Your Nightmare
If you can communicate clearly the education, skills and personality that your star will bring to the table, you must also communicate the deal breakers for this role. This helps greatly if the recruiting company offers a short listing service. Is a Masters education an absolute must have? Are the work hours flexible? Let your recruiter know.

Changes to the Plan
If the original job description, office location, operating hours or any other previously disclosed detail changes, the recruitment plan may need to change as well. Be sure to discuss new developments with your recruiter so that they can respond to your changing needs appropriately.

At the end of the day, you and your recruiter have a common goal, to secure the best person for your organization. Be an equal partner in the process. Understand what your recruiter absolutely needs to know, and make sure you provide them with that information to make this process work for you. For more information and support contact Recruit Shop.