These real examples from Twitter showcase prime examples of BAD Recruiters. Take these examples as what NOT do to and instead practice these recruiting tactics:
Showing a Little Respect Goes a Long Way
There are basic concepts surrounding respect that are easily forgotten but are timelessly effective:
When you respect the candidate, the candidate will respect you.
Remember the Golden Rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated.
Refocus on the “Candidate Experience”
There’s much buzz surrounding how to improve the candidate experience, but actually executing these ideas each and every time is what drives results. You may not be attracting the best possible talent if the focus is on the wrong people and the wrong reasons. To avoid these problems, have a plan prior to engagement. Try these tips at the start of a relationship with a candidate:
Be Courteous With their Time
A recent survey by MysteryApplicant revealed that 40% of candidates experience an “unacceptable time lapse” between initial conversation regarding a position and a follow-up conversation. 60% of candidates don’t receive regular updates on their status for the position at all.
Keep the candidate in the loop throughout the entire process, from the initial conversation to the steps the recruiter is taking with the hiring manager of the company to the final offer conversation.
Each and every step should initiate a reaction, whether it is the receiving of their application following conversation, communication about the decision, or calling back about the next steps. These steps will pay off for both of you later.
Treat Them Like They're Unique (Because they Are)
Avoid the harm caused by treating candidates as if they’re all the same. Recognize their feelings, their individual wants and needs, at the start of the relationship. Never make them feel as though you’re doing them a favor.
And lastly, make them feel important.
What other examples of BAD recruiters have you seen?