How To Know If That Candidate You Love Will Perform For Your Client


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Before you head off to do a happy dance it is worth answering these questions.

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How To Know If That Candidate You Love Will Perform For Your Client

  1. 1. ~ 1 ~GSR2R Phone: 020 3178 8118 |Web: z How To Know If That Candidate You Love Will Perform For Your Client Prepared by: Cheryl Wing
  2. 2. ~ 2 ~GSR2R Phone: 020 3178 8118 |Web: I am sure we have all „done‟ it in the past; yes even us in a well-known rec2rec company. You know what I mean don‟t you? Let me give you a clue. Sitting in front of you is the dream candidate. It has taken you a lot of toil and sweat to get them engaged with your recruitment company and now you are convinced that this month‟s billings will be in the bag. I mean they are going to be amazing aren‟t they? Well maybe. Before you head off to do a happy dance it is worth answering these questions. 1. Are they a fit and a match for your client? Of course they are you are screaming! Let me explain. Company fit isn‟t just about skill set. Just recently a good friend of mine got, what appeared to be, an amazing role in a dynamic company. She is an amazing graphic designer and a bit unique. Think M and S classic range rather than Hollister. The role was well paid yet the constant urban music being played and the company „culture‟ didn‟t match what was important to her. She has now moved down the road to a design job with a major financial player and is loving it. Radio two plays in the background- with the volume turned down and once again she is enjoying going to work. Now she was placed by a recruiter who was experienced and to be frank; should have known better. Hitting billings is one thing and your recruitment manager will love you for it. Placing a candidate who only stays for five weeks with a key client however won‟t impress them.
  3. 3. ~ 3 ~GSR2R Phone: 020 3178 8118 |Web: 2. Success leaves clues Yes it does and it is a well-known saying in the development world. The good news is it works in business. Because success really does leave a trail of evidence behind it. As a recruiter you can use this phenomenon in a number of ways. First of all what can you find out about your candidate. There are enumerable ways to do this. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and a good old Google search will allow you to uncover a lot of information. Your choice is whether to act on it or not. If your current client is known to your recruitment company seek out the help of your fellow recruiters in the office. They will be able to help you out with information they have probably gleaned about your client over many years. We all know that certain organisations have a certain type of employee that excels within their office walls. You will have heard sayings like; “ Oh Jane is definitely a BP girl”, or “Alan is a KPMG clone”. Like it or not this can make a huge difference to how an individual performs in an organisation.
  4. 4. ~ 4 ~GSR2R Phone: 020 3178 8118 |Web: 3. Have the nerve to say no If you have done all your research and the person in front of you creates that„niggle inside‟ be brave enough to move on. It might seem like a wasted effort however; it never is, because it hones your skill for seeking the best in class. Next time your „sixth sense‟ will spring into action much sooner. With the current trend in recruitment sector growth, learning how to identify key talent will be more important than ever. With the growth in the economy it is true that more good candidates are willing to move and with all things in life the not so good will also appear. Make sure you chose the right one. Till next time Cheryl Wing
  5. 5. ~ 5 ~GSR2R Phone: 020 3178 8118 |Web: GSR2R Your Award Winning Expert Rec to Rec Agency – With a Different Approach At GSR2R we opened the doors for business in July 2001, placing the first of thousands of Recruitment Consultants just days later. Since 2001 we’ve celebrated more than 10 years as the established Rec to Rec company recruiters go to when they are looking to move. Since GSR2R started as a Rec to Rec consultancy the recruitment industry has changed. However, one thing remains the same, which is that GSR2R provides the highest quality Rec to Rec service to our clients and candidates. We keep to our vision of providing an uncompromising service, working with the best candidates and clients the industry has to offer. Isn’t it nice to finally find a Rec to Rec company that has recognised experts in the field? Ready to take action now? We have vacancies in ALL the fastest growing sectors, call us on 020 3178 8118. At GSR2R our drive and determination to become the leading name in the Recruitment to Recruitment sector has helped us build long-standing connections with our clients and candidates. These relationships are the foundation of our business success today. Winning the Best Recruitment to Recruitment Award for Outstanding Excellence in 2007, we are told that our approach is refreshing. We operate with the same principles that we always have – to be the best at what we do and put passion into how we do it. We are proud to have helped our Trainee Recruitment Consultants throughout their careers. Many of whom we still work with as Directors of their own companies in the future. Are you ready to work with an award winning and established Rec to Rec company? Call us and speak to one of our expert Consultants now on 0203 178 8118. WHY US GSR2R? ABOUT US