We’re working with some really great clients at the moment, including some really good big blue chip companies who are looking to do some exciting things this year. So I was really disappointed to hear from one of our clients this week, that they had not been called by 8 out of 10 of their suppliers, when they sent out their job specs this week .
Now, I know I’ve always said it is important to meet your candidates and interview them properly, but I think it’s definitely worth talking about any roles that come up even if job descriptions are detailed as it’s so important. I know that to help you find the right person you want you need to know as much as possible about the team the role the environment and what the business is trying to do. To do that, you have to have a proper dialogue dialogue and find out what makes companies tick, and how this job fits into the bigger picture.
You could argue there is no time as there are too many jobs to discuss in detail, but in a market where it is sometimes taking longer than usual to fill critical roles surely this is the best investment of time. Otherwise how do you know your recruiters are capable of choosing the right person? Very sadly I know a few people who have left the recruitment industry as they feel relationships just aren’t the same anymore and that they are unable to do the good job they have done in the past as everything is being replaced by email. So I feel as a client, you should insist that you meet your consultants for a proper briefing and also spend time going through the details of a job spec to make sure that the recruiter is clear about what is involved.