Recruitment how hard can it be?
This is a question that is often levelled at Recruitment Professionals but let me tell you it is not as easy as linking A with B.
If you have ever had attempted match making with your friends you would understand that finding workaholic Barry or fun loving Mary the perfect partner is not as easy as it would first seem.
While a poor attempt at matchmaking might end with some entertaining first date stories or the obligation to indulge in some evenings of wine and tears unfortunately the risk of not finding and selecting the right candidate for a role in your business can be much more costly.
That is why it is so important to get recruitment right. Recruiters play a critical role as a bridge between companies and the talent that defines them and if they are able to find and engage the right people they can help set companies up for success for years to come.
So with this in mind what does make a good recruiter? Well recently there was a fun and informative article that talked about what makes a modern recruiter.
This article talks about the Modern Recruiter being part artist and part scientist with the ability to be a matchmaker, marketer and salesperson as well as having the ability to research, analyse the data and utilise technology. Hmmm something to aspire to!
Whether you agree with the article or not it is a timely reminder to review how you are undertaking your recruitment.
Are you investing the time, energy and resource into attracting, selecting, engaging and retaining the very best talent for your business?
by Emily Coe