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April 2, 2019 / 0 Comments
Initial Meeting Must be Face-to-Face
Even with the availability of digital methods of communication, meeting your recruitment consultant face-to-face is important in establishing partnership and communication. During your initial meeting, you can lay down your expectations with your recruitment agency, from what positions you need to fill and deadlines you want them to meet. This will establish a foundation of trust between you and your consultant, which is imperative in achieving a smooth and successful recruitment process.
Develop Realistic Expectations
You and your recruitment agency are working together to achieve the same goal – to find the right talent within the fastest possible time. Keep in mind that a successful recruitment process is not about the quantity, but the quality of candidates you receive. While recruitment firms are expected to find good candidates faster than your in-house recruiters, it is important that you set reasonable deadlines especially when you’re hiring for a specialised or niche-role.
Provide them with a Clear and Concise Job Description
For your recruitment agency to find the best fit, it needs to understand what you’re exactly looking for in a candidate. While creating a generic job description based on online references may save you time, it may not completely reflect your requirements. Ideally, you should include the following information in the job specs:
With the above information, it will be easier for your external recruiters to understand what you need so they can find the candidates that closely match your requirements.
It would seem that working with multiple agencies can bring in more candidates, however, you’d likely end up receiving duplicate applications. To avoid this, you can try working with one recruitment agency first by giving them a 2-4 week head start on finding the right candidate for you. If you’re happy with the results, then you can maintain an exclusive contract with them. Otherwise, you can open up the vacancy to other recruitment firms.
First-Class Engineering Recruitment Service
At Future Engineering Recruitment Ltd, we specialise in providing engineering recruitment services in London. We aim to represent our clients with honesty, integrity and excellent service. We want to understand your business and your goals so we can provide you with the right candidates for your open roles.
For more information about our services, contact us today.