5 Questions to Ask a Recruiter Before Signing
The talent shortage in the 3d printing and advanced manufacturing industry leads companies to collaborate with recruitment partners in order to secure the right talent. But how do you know you’re choosing the right recruitment partner to work with? We compiled 5 questions to ask your recruiter before signing a contract with them.
These are the 5 factors to consider when it comes to choosing the right recruitment partner for you:
1. WHAT EXPERTISE DO YOU HAVE IN MY INDUSTRY?
This is likely the most important qualification for a recruitment company.
Today’s workplace demands specialist skills, and recruitment companies that focus on particular skills have access to a vast pool of candidates with the most in-demand experience.
A specialized recruitment firm understands your hiring needs, which allows you to be confident that the candidates they present meet or exceed the requirements of the role.
2. WHO HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING WITH?
You can tell a lot about a recruitment partner from which companies they have worked with previously; it will help you get an idea whether the company has experience with clients of your size, type and hiring need.
3. WHAT IS THE HIRING PROCESS?
A good recruiter will add value to your hiring process and handle the heavy lifting for you, while continuously keeping you up to date.
Take time to understand their recruitment process, and ask questions like:
- How long it will take to have a shortlist?
- How many professionals will be included in the shortlist?
- What evaluations will be performed by the recruiter?
- Can they give you a breakdown of the searches they’ve performed?
A great recruitment partner will be able to answer those questions every time.
4. WHAT WAS YOUR TURNOVER RATE FOR INTERNAL STAFF LAST YEAR?
A low internal turnover is a strong signal that the recruiters in the company are in it for the long run, and has earned a deep knowledge of the industry and the trends – crucial for being able to recruit top professionals.
5. CAN THEY BE A STRATEGIC ADVISOR?
You will want to partner with a recruitment company that knows the trends and recruiting issues in the industry. They should be enlightened in all aspects of the industry to be able to provide you with the best possible candidates and address the issues at hand; all whilst guiding your HR in strategic hiring.
At Alexander Daniels Global, we understand that there can sometimes be misconceptions surrounding recruitment agencies. Not only is our aim to dispel those misconceptions, but to offer support and guidance in making sure that you get to work with the recruitment agency that will most suit your needs.
Engaging with a recruitment agency to support your candidate search, can be a beneficial thing for any business – from finding the best, qualified talent, to reducing the overall cost and time-to-hire of the recruitment process.
Making sure you come well-equipped to an initial briefing with an agency, can help you to make that important decision much faster, with peace in mind.
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