Both clients and candidates put a great deal of trust in the recruiters they hire. After all, consultants make decisions that will have a lasting impact on your future career or business. So what exactly should you seek to ensure a quality recruitment service from the professionals you hire?
Specialist Recruitment Consultants are becoming increasingly essential in helping companies fulfil their long-term business goals. In finding suitable candidates for permanent and temporary positions, expert agencies are able to offer great value to clients. Indeed, augmenting the capabilities, proficiency and reputation of a business are all part of the service.
A growing number of businesses now rely on qualified Recruitment Consultants to find the right talent. While this saves them time and money, the demand for specialised Recruitment Consultants is steadily increasing.
In fact earlier this year, the news highlighted how recruiting the wrong person can have a detrimental effect on businesses. Such stories of ineffectual employees withering the productivity and reputation of a company are not just headlines. Unfortunately, such mistakes can be extremely damaging to the bottom line. Therefore, the demand for quality Recruitment Consultants has never been so high.
Attributes of a Quality Recruitment Consultant
With the above points in mind, when looking for a Recruitment Consultant to work with, it’s imperative to find a good one. Although, with so many options available, what are the qualities to look for?
It is important that employment consultants always remain professional. Like in many business situations, it is tempting for consultants to make the mistake of befriending a potential contractor. Without focusing on their best business and meeting skills, it is likely the consultant could lose respect. As a result, they could fail to sign a contract and risk damaging their reputation with a client.
Strong Work Ethic
There are no two ways about it, a quality and successful Recruitment Consultant works long, hard hours. This is especially true when starting out as they need to spend a lot of time researching their niche. Only once they fully understand their sector, can they begin contacting and arranging appointments with potential candidates.
Once the consultant has developed a comprehensive database, they can dedicate the time focusing on servicing valuable clients.
A quality Recruitment Consultant should act as a ‘recruitment partner’ to clients. This partnership model should include offering assistance with current market values and attracting the best candidates to the role.
The effectual model should include providing relevant industry expertise, on-going advice and streamlining the recruitment pipeline. Of course, a Recruitment Consultant’s aim should be to maximise efficiency to avoid wasting a hiring manager’s time.
Rigorous Candidate Vetting
As mentioned above, hiring the wrong person for the job can cost a business a lot of time and money. That’s why specialist recruitment agencies pride themselves on finding top calibre candidates, who will contribute to a business’s success.
Companies with specific challenges or vetting requirements will need to work closely with the recruitment agency. For this reason, strong communication skills are vital for consultants to understand exactly what their client needs from a candidate.
Goal-Driven and Target Orientated
The recruitment sector is a goal-driven industry. Successful employment consultants adhere to the driven and target-orientated practices the industry demands. To succeed as the best in this competitive field, a strong work ethic is essential. Therefore maximum effort and commitment are necessary to achieve satisfying results.
We pride ourselves in providing impeccable services both to our clients and candidates. We recognise and implement the necessary factors to ensure our team adhere to recruitment best practice. Our talented team of Recruitment Consultants are testament to our philosophy of providing quality services and professionalism.
A Big Welcome to Ryan Davy!
It gives us great pleasure to welcome Ryan Davy as the newest member of our quality recruitment team! Ryan is our Resource Consultant. Welcome Ryan and may your time here be enjoyable and rewarding.