Recruiters and managing expectations
Published by Hunter Dunning on 11th February 2020 -
It’s no secret that companies and candidates have a certain view on recruiters, but what about a recruiter’s views and expectations? We have listed our top reasons to work with and not work with certain clients and candidates and what
Recruitment agencies have
Many companies stick to the same agency they know because it’s familiar to them but it may not
Our experts here at Hunter Dunning have given some insight into why they do and don’t
NO NO’S IN RECRUITMENT
- Minimal job spec but requiring someone with a specific amount of experience and skills. We are not mind readers, so unless you tell us what you need we don’t
- Have a lengthy and unjustified interview process
–Multiple interviews and extended gaps between interviews. This is one of the top ways to lose that dream candidate by making them wait too long
- Unrealistic client expectations = Champagne candidates for lemonade budgets. If you want the best of the best with every skill possible and a senior amount of experience, then prepare to pay
- Have unrealistic expectations for commercial terms
–We are a specialist technical recruiter; our rates are reflective ofour cost of acquisition. In this industry you really do ‘get what you pay for’
–When clients and candidates choose togo silent on us, normally because of an update of some kind. Just keep us in the loop, that’s all we need. Also, If a certain job or CV isn’t of interest, let us know because otherwise future CV’s or jobs may be similar and we don’t want to waste your time or ours.
- Having second thoughts on a candidate or job offer but continuing forward
due tonot wanting to upset anyone. This only ends up in a bit of a mess and a prolonged recruitment process. Employingthe candidate and then refusing to pay the fee. This could tarnish your relationship with the recruiter and potentially other recruiters too, meaning employing in the futurecould be more difficult.
WIN THAT PERFECT CANDIDATE OR JOB
- Clarity on the role and responsibilities, a good understanding of the software, type of skills, qualifications, etc.
– as well asthe required start date
- Commitment to using an agency/a few agencies so
thatwe are not competing against multiple other companies and potentially wasting our time, yours and the candidates
- Good understanding of the recruitment process, i.e. how many interviews, who is interviewing, what
is involvedin the process and when a decision will be made. These can help us when giving our candidates a timeframe to work by when they’re making decisionsor looking to hand their notice in.
ARCHITECTURE RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT MIRANDA BUTLER SAYS:
Companies are making an investment when hiring Architects, Technicians, Assistants etc
Hunter Dunning work with highly reputable firms such as Bellway Homes, DLA Design, ECE Architecture, Berkeley Homes,
WHAT DO OUR CLIENTS & CANDIDATES SAY?
Tim Hall (Managing Director)
“Lewis and Hickey have worked with Hunter Dunning for many years and the service has always been excellent — we have
“I first came across Hunter Dunning in 2014 when they approached me for the position I now hold. Since then I have enjoyed a close working relationship with them, focussing on our recruitment needs and successfully placing 3 candidates with their help. Their team has a very personable approach and is always willing to assist.” 23rd November 2017
Rachel De Cesaro
“Hunter Dunning is one of the best agencies we work with. They really listen to our requirements and make sure to only send relevant candidates. This should be something that all agencies do, but unfortunately, they don’t, so Hunter running
A refreshing change from the norm in the recruitment world.
“Miranda has been a real gem. Down to earth and very attentive.
“It very much felt like they were by my side very step of the way during the interview process.”
Find more of our testimonials here.
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