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7 Tips For A Successful Recruitment Career
The importance of a recruiter remains constant even after so much of industrial and technological advancement. In the industry, the bar has been placed high for new recruiters. The reason is simple your decision as a recruiter can add a resource or a liability to the company. Being a professional recruiter is not that easy of a task as it may seem.
A right recruiter for a business can be a real game-changer in terms of adding quality resources. The right recruiter finds you the best candidate for the job, be it for local companies in South Africa or the international recruitments like engineering recruitment in say New Zealand or medical recruitment Australia.
However, looking from the point of someone who is aiming a career as a recruiter, I can specific skills play a crucial role. If you are that wannabe recruiter, then we have got the best seven tips that would help you to build a successful recruitment carrier. Check them out.
1. Offboarding skills
Well yes, this might seem a little vague for a recruiter, as they are here to recruit new people for a company. However, this is a misconception, as a recruiter also sometimes needs to fire a person they hire. However, not knowing how to say goodbye to a person correctly, they recruited themself might create a deadlock.
Keep in mind that providing an excellent and smooth offboarding process is also a crucial part of the job. Also, not all professional relationships need to end on bad terms, only if you know how to handle it properly.
You need to keep in mind that your ex-employees are still a part of your organisation as they can provide you with potential referrals if they were on good terms with the organisation till the very end.
Also, it has been recorded that employees that have been working for an organisation for a long time and leave seem to return or compensate for their loos one way or the other.
So, before you learn how to persuade a potential candidate to join your company, we would recommend you to learn how to fire an employee first, as both are a crucial part of your job.
2. Learn modern tools
The days where the recruiter used to use to manage large books and files and at the same time interviewing the candidate while running late on their schedule are way past. Now we have modern tools and software that can support a recruiter to focus the actual candidate rather than the file work, schedule, and other paperwork to be taken care of by staff.
These software's and tools have improved the effectiveness and sourcing of the hiring process, both for mass recruiters and for recruiters looking for less yet exceptional candidates. So if you are still using the conventional methods for recruitment, then we would recommend buying one of this software for better management.
3. Promote collaborative hiring
Well, for those who do not even understand the meaning of collaborative hiring, its a process of recruitment where you don't recruit individually, but through a team involving different professionals of the same organisations. It is always recommended to go for collaborative hiring as it gets other people from a different department to get included and analyse the candidate's skills based on their experience.
It is also essential to go for collaborative hiring as a new candidate is bound to productive lives of not just the people from his department, but other people from different departing that would be working with him.
Now, for instance, let's say you hire an exceptionally skilled developer and a program; however, in a company, their skills mean nothing if they can not cooperate with other employees to finish a product.
Job in an organisation means a professional having appropriate skills to be able to collaborate and work with them. Well, this does not mean that individual skills are not necessary; what we intend to say is that you need a competent professional rather than an incompetent yet exceptionally talented candidate.
4. Job descriptionWriting a job description is like defining what kind of candidate you are looking for to fit that role. So if you are unable to write the right job description, then you won't be able to find the person you are looking for as the role doesn't meet the skills in the market.
5. Focus on quality rather than quantityNow hiring and paying a lot of candidates is an option you have; however, a better and more efficient option is to find a more compelling candidate. It is always better to have quality rather than quantity in your organisation.
6. Improve communication skillsAs a recruiter, this is something that is naturally expected of you. You must have excellent communication skills.
7. Know about other departments requirementNow, as a recruiter, you are to recruit for other departments as well. So it is always better to have some basic knowledge about the set of skills a candidate must possess to make the recruitment process smoother.
About the authorSunny Chawla is a Hiring Director at Alliance Recruitment Agency – the International medical recruitment agencies Australia. He specialises in helping with international recruiting, staffing, HR services and Careers advice service for overseas and international businesses.
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