There are key factors to be considered when searching for a recruiter to partner with, more so with executive recruiters. To have high probability of making the right decision, here are 4 things that you must be mindful about.
Number 1. The right niche – does the recruiter of your choice works and recruits people in your niche, do they specialize in manufacturing jobs, operations management, logistics transportation, supply chains and/or distribution positions and so forth. In general, recruiters work in niche market that gives you a significant advantage.
Niche could be of any industry actually similar to specific job level such as a supply chain management, a discipline like supply chain consulting or even logistic careers. Finding out the niche of your prospective executive recruiters is something you have to be aware of.
Number 2. Professionalism – there are just several things that you have to clarify into the recruiter before finally hiring them for the job like if they are selective and prompting you if a new job becomes available that matches your specs, will they keep your details confidential and several other things. These are all the things that show how professional a recruiter is.
Number 3. Keeping you updated and informed – it is vitally important actually that you are kept informed during the process of recruitment by your executive recruiter. It is important that your prospect is in the position as well to clearly explain things from location, compensation and so forth. It is imperative that you are up-to-date with the progress of recruitment because this gives you assurance that your firm is only hiring the best candidates for the vacant position it wants filled.
Number 4. Experience – the executive recruiters you are about to hire should be able to know the position where you see your company in the following years which is possibly only if they understand what you exactly want. For any clients who are hiring such recruiter, you have to allot time in doing background research on the recruiter. Remember that your choice of recruiter has to have full understanding of recruitment process and it will be possible only if he/she has thorough experience in this industry.
You have to spend time interviewing your candidates one by one, ask questions and feel comfortable working with them just before you come up with a decision on which recruiter should be hired for the job. It’s going to increase your probability of locating the best executive recruiters for your company.