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  • Oliver Jessup

5 Traits Successful Recruiters Possess

Updated: Nov 1, 2020

There is no denying the fact that we have all had to learn to be more resilient and tenacious as a result of Covid-19 and the subsequent economic slump. Everyone has had to adapt to a ‘new normal’ and economic confidence generally will no doubt increase if businesses can thrive.

One of the best ways to ensure that your business is geared up for success is to ensure that  you have the right team in place moving forwards. Partnering with a trusted recruitment consultancy can provide you with a route to the best talent available and the top recruiters exhibit the following behavioural traits...

Trait #1: Confidence in Networking

Truly successful recruiters are not afraid of putting themselves out there whether it is meeting new people, sharing content or making connections online. They know which online platforms to use and where to find specific candidates. Technology doesn’t intimidate them because they know that having a first class network provides access to the best talent available. 

Trait #2: Nurture Their Network

Sometimes, during a hiring process, things go wrong - personalities clash, previously unforeseen personal circumstances arise or expectations are not met. Whatever the reason, the best recruiters need to be skilled communicators who are constantly in touch with their respective networks should a contingency plan be required. 

Trait #3: Customer Service Oriented

Put simply recruitment is a service. As a recruiter, you have a responsibility to both your clients and candidates alike. Being responsive, proactive, articulate, empathetic and communicative are hugely important behaviours in creating trust.

Trait #4: Value Reputation

The best recruiters serve as an extension of the client’s business. They must be knowledgeable with the ability to clearly comprehend the all important ‘cultural fit’ and communicate these expectations to prospective candidates. How your chosen recruiter acts and the decisions they make can impact your brand and reputation.

Trait #5: Detailed and Organised

A successful recruiter will not have one without the other. Sometimes the sheer volume of applications, referrals, questions, calls could be overwhelming unless you are able to prioritise tasks and manage time efficiently.

Recruiters are often underappreciated but there’s no denying the fact that an organisation’s success is underpinned by the calibre of its people. The best recruiters can connect you with the right talent ultimately saving time and money.

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