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The 3Cs of being a great recruiter

The 3Cs of being a great recruiter

In the fast changing world that we live in, there is something that remains integral to business success. Relationship. In fact, there is an increased need for engagement and deliveries. What really helps one to better engage?

From my own experience working in a recruitment agency and as an inhouse TA specialist, engagement with the business is even more crucial in a role of a recruiter. Here are the 3 Cs to being a great recruiter with your organization. 

1. Communicate

Communication is not just involved you talking but more importantly listening. Pay attention to the needs and expectations of your stakeholders/hiring managers. It helps that you listen first as that will 'earn' you the right to have your opinion heard.

Do not make assumption. Be confident and tactful to speak your mind with regards to the role/talent you are sourcing for.

2. Commit

Once you have a clear understanding of the role, it's time to commit to the measurables. These should include: time to fill, costing, interview process, no. of shortlisted candidates expected, prefer mode of communication and the frequency of updates.

It is important that you honor your commitment, as that will only increase your creditibility. Finally, pen the agreed measurables in an email and ensure there is an alignment on them. 

3. Chase

Chase your candidates. Chase your agency. Chase your hiring managers. Chase after your timeline. You are now fully accountable for your own success.

Personally, I make it a point to "chase" after my stakeholders or hiring managers and keep them updated on the hiring progression. Trust me, because if you don't, I'm sure they will come after you!

Recruitment is beyond just sourcing for candidates and fulfill your requisitions. It is an excellent opportunity to engage people in your organization and enjoy the journey. So for the next requisition, start with a good communication session, commit to your measurables and constantly chase towards completing your assignment!

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