The relationship that you have with your recruiter is similar to the relationships you have with anybody else: the more communication that occurs within the relationship, the better it’s going to be for everybody.

While it’s true that the relationship you have with a recruiter is different than the one you have with, say, your spouse, the key factor of communication is equally important. In addition, that communication is important throughout the entire recruiting, interviewing, and hiring process. A breakdown anywhere along the line can have negative consequences, not just for the relationship, but quite possibly also for the process itself.

In order to facilitate a greater level of communication with your recruiters, below are five things you should absolutely tell your recruiter:

#1—If you’re working with other recruiting firms

Working with a bunch of recruiters firms does not necessarily means that you’re going to receive a greater number of quality candidates. However, if you are working with more than one, inform them of the situation.

Remember that more information (i.e., more communication) is always better, and the recruiters will appreciate your candor.

#2—If funding for the job hasn’t been approved yet

Information like this changes the nature and scope of the search significantly, not that it’s a bad thing.

Perhaps you’re being proactive in anticipation of a hiring need (tied to growth, a retirement, etc.), and you’d like to have a list of candidates waiting when the time comes. However, the recruiter needs to know extenuating circumstances such as these.

#3—If you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for

This might be difficult to admit, even to yourself, but one of the many roles that a recruiter fills is that of consultant. They may be able to help you to articulate your needs, especially in regards to the job description, and therefore present better candidates and help you fill the position more quickly.

#4—If the job has been filled

Obviously, if the job has been filled, then there’s no reason to continue with the search. Also, let the recruiter know at the beginning of the search process if you’ve already interviewed candidates.

If so, provide the recruiter with your feedback regarding those interviews. That feedback could also help with the speed and accuracy of the search.

#5—If their candidate is no longer in the running for the position

Disclosing this information saves time for everybody, including the recruiter, the candidate, and you. It allows you to focus solely on the candidates still involved in the process and reduces the chances that you will be contacted regarding candidates who are not.

Not communicating effectively about any one of these five points can be detrimental to the relationship and potentially hinder your ability to locate, recruit, and hire top-notch talent in the future.

Be sure that a high level of quality communication is the cornerstone of the relationship you have with your recruiter. It’s a small investment that could yield a big return in terms of acquiring superstar talent within the industry.

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By | 2022-11-09T20:51:47+00:00 December 21st, 2022|Hiring, Professional Placement Services|0 Comments

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