Why Open Communication with Your Recruiter is Critical for Success
We’ve all been there. You make a to-do list at the start of every day with the intention of checking off each item, yet when 5 o’clock rolls around, you’re left with a few looming unchecked boxes that you’ve been putting off all day.
It’s easy to tell yourself, “I will call that person tomorrow” or “I can push that off until later.” However, when it comes to working with a recruiter, your delay or lack of communication can be detrimental to their success in finding you quality candidates. Here are a few reasons why.
For a successful relationship with your recruiter, they should feel like they’re part of your team. Treating them as one of your own will give your recruiter first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to work at your company and help them sell these unique characteristics to the candidates they’re sourcing. Without this dynamic, you’re at risk of hiring someone who doesn’t fit in with your company’s culture.
The longer you’re looking for someone to fill an open position, the longer your team is functioning with insufficient resources. A third-party recruiter can help expedite this process but only if you communicate your company’s exact needs with them. Making yourself available to answer questions about pay rates, start dates, company benefits and other important details as they arise is key to your recruiter’s efficiency throughout the hiring process.
You can never give too much feedback when it comes to working with an outside recruiter. Whether positive or negative, ongoing feedback is essential for your recruiter to find the perfect candidate for your team. It’s not uncommon for a recruiter to have to switch up their sourcing strategy to account for unanticipated road bumps. Make sure you’re being transparent as needs may change.
The Bottom Line
Building and maintaining a relationship with your recruiter based on open communication will yield countless benefits. So, the next time you’re tempted to leave the “call recruiter back” box unchecked on your to-do list – think again!
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