A while back, I presented four great tips for working with a recruiter . . . and now I’m back with three more!
I discussed how the amount of effort it takes to identify potential candidates can affect the difficulty of a search.
People hire people they like. Period. You MUST present a positive attitude. You MUST provide a positive and pleasant experience for everyone you meet.
Hiring multiple positions throughout the year? Reduce your search costs with a negotiated discount rate. Recruiters reduce search costs when multiple hires are involved. Maybe you're hiring 6 engineers over the course of 12 months. There should be a discounted rate for that with a good recruiter.
A few months later, I was invited by the company’s CEO to meet with their leadership team to help with their recruiting efforts and improve their recruiting process. The first assignment was to fill the Technical Services Rep job.
Human Resource professionals are often the ones who propagate this recruiting myth. Many HR professionals appear to resent recruiters because they see a recruiter make a call into their company, get a search, fill it in weeks, and then receive a check that equals three to six months of their salary.