Preventing Challenges in Recruiting

By Krista Eckard, Recruiter/Team Lead, Strategic Staffing Services

Success as a recruiter comes from hard work and dedication. For more than 50 years, CTG has developed and enhanced processes to address our clients’ strategic staffing challenges and unique needs. Today, as one of the largest staffing companies in the world, we use processes and procedures honed over decades and driven by educated and highly effective resource management teams.

Throughout the entire process, our talented recruiters face unique challenges and address them on a case-by-case basis to find the ideal fit for clients. While some of these roadblocks are inevitable, many can be mitigated through preventative measures and a strategic approach. Here are a few best practices to follow in the recruiting process.

1. Conduct Research

Knowledge is power, so get to know your customer. Begin the process by researching the company for which you are recruiting and familiarizing yourself with the end client’s goods and services. Once you’ve educated yourself on any potential questions that could arise, a good way to start this process is just by picking up the phone and calling the manager with whom you’ll be working. A positive relationship with the manager will help you to be more effective now and could lead to additional opportunities in the future.

2. Vet your Candidate

Vetting your candidate is arguably one of the most important parts of the recruiting process. It’s a painful process when a candidate doesn’t work out because the right questions were not asked, or you neglected to tell them about benefits, payroll schedule, background check requirements, etc. Create a checklist to make sure nothing is missed when speaking to a candidate.

3. Pay Attention to Detail

The presentation of professional resumes can make or break your reputation as a recruiter. A clean resume with no typos, good line spacing, the same font, and a proper selling paragraph summarizing the required skills needed for the job can set your candidate apart from the rest.

4. Stay Flexible

If you’re not willing to go above and beyond the 8-5 weekday schedule at least from time to time, you won’t give candidates the attention they need. As a recruiter, you need to be passionate—because as with any endeavor, you’re only as successful as the effort you put into it.

You can learn more about CTG’s Strategic Staffing Services here.


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