to get the most from your Recruitment Consultant
Finding the right consultant to help you with your
recruitment needs can be a challenging task, so when you find the right one you want them
to work to your advantage.
There are a few simple points to keep in mind to get the
most out of your consultant. By considering these easy points you can help them to help
- While working with your consultant on a job brief it is
important to keep them well informed through out the recruitment process, especially if
the job brief changes at all or you fill the position by other means. Take some time out
to meet with your consultant to ensure they have a sound and thorough understanding of
your particular requirements. A little extra time spent at this stage may save you a lot
of time and money later.
- E-mail or fax job briefs through to your consultant as
soon as possible, to enable your consultant to begin working on them straight away.
- Be as detailed as you can, covering areas of
responsibilities, attributes, background, skills, salary, future prospects, hours,
benefits, etc. If you need assistance putting a job specification together, dont be
afraid to ask for help. Dont forget your consultant is an expert in this area, this
is what they do for a living.
- When you see a good candidate act fast. Good candidates
disappear quickly in today's market. Once your decision is made you should inform your
consultant immediately, so they can approach the candidate and make an offer on your
behalf. All it takes to miss out on a great candidate is minutes sometimes.
- Let the consultant know if you have advertised and what
stage those applications are up to, this will eliminate cross over of candidates.
- Inform the consultant if there is more than one agency
working on the role, to avoid doubling up on candidates and advertisements in the same
- Forewarned if forearmed. Give the consultant as much time
as possible to work on your temporary or permanent role to enable them to locate the most
- Feedback is an important part of the recruitment process.
The more feedback given, the more informed the consultant is of your requirements.
Consultants are there to advise and help you fulfil your
recruitment needs. For further information in regards to making recruiting as easy as
possible for you, just ask your consultant
Prepared by Corrine
McDonald B.Sc Consultant - Temporary Division