In times of war of talents, recruiters really put themselves inside the HR profession. Resume sourcing, psychologue, as well as human ressources experts all occupy strategic professions that consist of finding the perfect talent for the company. Obviously, it is not an easy task to handle. The recruitement specialist will need to make the right moves to succesfully achieve his mission. But what actually are those right moves? In the following we will go over some examples of good practices.
Being curious is certainly an important asset for a recruiter. He will not solely rely on what the candidate is nice enough to tell him without trying to find out more about his true intentions. That makes even more sense considering the fact that the goal of the recruiter is to find the perfect candidate in terms of technical skills and also soft skills. However, a good recruiter does not only focus on the profile of the candidates but also on the ongoing trends within the recuitement profession.
The internet also offers tones of information for the recruiter to effectively do his job. Information about the job position, the company, the competition, the job market, the new sourcing techniques and the last hiring trends. If he looks deep into those information, he will develop his everyday practices.
Succesfully handle pre-qualifications phone calls…
Pre-qualifications phone calls are an essential step in the recruitement process.
During that crucial step, the recruiter will work on getting the candidate to talk about his search criterion and that before even giving him information about the actual job. This process will allow the recruiter to know more about the real intentions of the candidate without giving him a floor to adjust his speech. This way, pre-qualifications phone calls allow to pre-screen the candidates and sort out the unskilled and unmotivated ones. It is an excellent way to bring the light on the true potentials of the candidates and the different experiences they had throughout their working careers. Once that first process is done, now is time for the recruiter to present the job offered in the most professional and transparent way, because giving the candidate all the information about the advantages and the disadvantages of the job will help create a trust-based relationship between him and the recruiter. Therefore, it will allow them to start their work collaboration in good terms.
Well organise the interviews
The job interview is probably the most important step of the hiring process because it allows to go from virtual to real and have a clear idea of the candidate. For that reason, it is crucial to well prepare it. In order to do that, the recruiter must go through every detail of the resume prior to the interview to have a quick view of the work history of the candidate with its consistency and inconsistency. A well prepared interview also helps being ojective while rating each and every candidate with all their strenghts and weakneses. It is only during that time that the recruiter can actually find the perfect candidates. Finally it is important to say that, when you offer a structured interview, it puts the candidate in ease because it will give him a good impression of the company and the fact that it takes things seriously.
Listening skills are essential for a recruiter. He must be able to listen carefully to the candidate because there is just no point in only talking about how great the position is. He must be attentive to the candidate in order to know exactly what he is looking for and what his expectations are. Moreover, it is obvious that the more a recruiter will speak the less the candidate will express consequently the less the information the recruiter will collect to rate the relevance of the application.