Habits of GREAT Recruiters…

We’ve been working up a self assessment view on the habits of Great Recruiters…


1)      Goal Driven:

a)      I set daily, weekly, monthly goals that focus me on results

b)      I have an income expectation and understand how much I need to do to exceed it

c)       I understand what the business expects of me


2)      Time & Activity management:

a)      I understand the activities it takes to be a successful recruiter and I manage my time accordingly

b)      I use Daily to do lists and they always include:

i)        Candidate sourcing/referrals

ii)       New Client calls

iii)     Candidate & Client debriefing

iv)     Client visits

v)      Referencing

vi)     General catch up calls


3)      Work with Team:

a)      I work with and contribute to the team to leverage all our knowledge towards improved results

b)      I use and maintain the database


4)      Control & Influence:

a)      I stay in constant contact with candidates, questioning & influencing their thinking.

b)      I constantly question and lead clients towards required decisions and/or for information

c)       I aim to CONTROL all stages of the process with both candidates & clients


5)      Communication:

a)      I exceed communication expectations always delivering either good or bad news to keep candidates & clients informed

b)      I ensure all enquiries are responded to in a timely manner


6)      Professional Competence:

a)      I understand and can manage all the steps in recruiting and in candidate & client control

b)      I am always listening and sharing scenarios to improve my knowledge

c)       I behave like a ‘career recruiter’ demonstrating the resilience and persistence required to be better than the average


7)      Market Knowledge:

a)      I continually question both candidates & clients and scan all sources to ensure up to date market knowledge

b)      I ask both candidates & clients about my competition and how I’m going


8)      Competitiveness:

a)      I understand the competitive nature of this industry and thrive in doing it better than others

b)      I appreciate the urgency required to beat our competitors and I therefore continually prioritise and do things immediately


About chotey
Recruitment Company Director, Founder, Advisor and Investor

2 Responses to Habits of GREAT Recruiters…

  1. jennihirelabs says:

    Good insight! Let me add one more, they have to be CONTEMPORARY.
    Should be doing better than what others are doing; catch up with all the technology. Recruitment is becoming really technological with lots of software, online tests, assessment software, etc. Those who are using them all are saving their time and cost for the companies.
    For assistance with being more current: http://www.hirelabs.com

    • chotey says:

      Great point jennifer and I agree. Keeping abreast of all the social networking tools and how they play a roll in recruiting has become essential.

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