Running a successful business means managing a myriad of moving parts daily. The American economy is entering a challenging period where anything and everything is possible. Hiring a recruiter will free up your time to focus on the business, while the recruiter attracts and secures the human talent that will strengthen your business in the months and years ahead.
Experienced Recruiters Are Worth Their Weight in Gold
Experienced recruiters know how to ask the right questions to customize their search to fit your needs. 21st century recruiters are experts at using SEO, social media, and a wide range of technologies to quickly locate and attract personnel with the skills, training, and expertise your business needs.
This translates into faster results and reduced recruiting expenses. It means less downtime waiting to fill an open position. It means fewer opportunities for your competitors to get ahead while you search for the right person to join your team. It means that your business can move forward with your plans and the projects your clients depend on you to provide.
Making the Moments Count
Time is precious and you want to get the most out of every moment spent working with your recruiter. We recommend the following to help you maximize the effectiveness of your investment of time and resources.
1. Nurture a Firm Relationship
This is the foundation of your efforts and theirs. If your relationship isn’t solid, the results will be less than stellar. You want to hire a recruiter with whom you are comfortable working with on an ongoing basis. Relationships built on trust and shared goals create mutual loyalty and profitable results. A strong relationship helps because the recruiter’s clients want to know how many people they have placed in your company and how long you have worked with them. The better the answers, the more likely your desired candidate will accept your job offer.
2. Be Clear and Direct in Your Needs
Your business has a strategy. You have goals and objectives you want to achieve. Your recruiter needs to know where you want to take your business. The more information you share, the more the recruiter can tailor their search to locate the skills and experience required for you to make the mark you want to leave on your industry.
3. Remember: Communication Is a Two Way Street
Establish a pattern of phone calls, emails, and in-person contacts with your recruiter. Setting up monthly, quarterly, and annual check-ins can strengthen the relationship. It also provides an opportunity for you to update the recruiter on the direction of your business, changes in your industry, and the performance of previous hires.
4. Empower Your Recruiter to Negotiate on Your Behalf
There is always room to maneuver when negotiating salary and compensation packages with new talent. Sometimes there is a little room; sometimes there are vast possibilities. Create parameters for the negotiations and let the recruiter settle on the final package with prospective new hires. This takes a considerable amount of work off your plate and puts you in a position where all you have to do is approve the final package.
Contact Greenlink Payroll at (480) 385-2525 to learn more about how working with a recruiter can benefit your business and how our talent solutions platforms can help make the process easier. Our team will answer your questions and help you determine the most effective strategies for attracting top talent in an increasingly fluid business environment.