HR: Employer Tips for Working with Recruiters
- Work with the right recruiting firm. It is important to find a firm that meets your needs. Interview the recruiting firm and get references from some of their past clients. It is also important to select a firm that specializes within your industry, such as medical sales recruiters.
Develop a partnership with a recruiting firm that specializes in your industry.
- If you are not committed to hiring, don’t involve a search firm. Contingency recruiters work on a “commission-only” basis. Job orders are taken very seriously. Many hours go into the search and recruitment process to locate qualified candidates.
- Provide a job description and accurate job order information to your recruiter.
- Provide your recruiter with the hiring manager’s name and contact information. It is extremely difficult for a recruiter to recruit staff for a manager they have never spoken to.
- Keep track of the candidates presented to you by a recruiter. Many companies utilize multiple recruiting firms on the same position. Recruiters earn their commission when a candidate they source is hired. Nothing upsets the process more than two recruiters presenting the same candidate for the same position. Candidates often think this helps their case but companies may become upset when the process becomes confusing.
- Provide feedback to your recruiter when you receive a resume or interview a candidate. Your company and the recruiting firm are best represented when prompt feedback is provided to interested candidates.