"Well written Ross.
So is any recruiter worth their salt prepared to take on an assignment without a proper briefing?
Not this one. Time to walk away as an encouragement for the Hiring Manager and that person's boss to have a reality…"
"Have you had at least their names and mobile (cell) phone numbers entered into a database? If so send text messages to candidates to tell them where they stand. It's so quick, can be done bulk and is instantaneous at the candidate…"
"The hardest skill sets are those where the client or client team denies access to the Hiring Manager and Final Decision Maker (usually the Hiring Manager's boss) from the outset of assignments.
After almost two decades of recruiting without…"
SLA?? For a moment there I thought you were a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army then my favourite Search Engine led me to Service Level Agreement - Phew!!
We are working hard here in Oz on a SaaS-based product that will…"
Here's a couple more good questions for our clients:-
How quick, complete and fool-proof is your briefing method and technology?
How will you ensure that the decision that I make about the preferred candidate is not over-ruled by others…"
All consultants (including recruitment consultants) have clients from hell.
When that is the case for our sanity's sake we need to let them go.
However, some clients might look like clients from hell then when we genuinely help them by…"
I felt somewhat sad when I read your article.
We are working on developing a SaaS-based tool that will overcome the issues you refer to in your article. I have used this as a MS Excel-based tool for the past 15 years. It works but…"
It all goes back to getting a detailed brief from the hiring manager and any subject specialist who is assisting the hiring manager. Once you have the Hiring Manager agree in detail as to which attributes are THE most important for you…"
"Thanks Maisha for your thoughtful article.
May I add - Care for all candidates as if each of them will one day become an advocate client.
When you live and work by this attitude you will find that former candidates, even unsuccessful ones, will be…"
"I suggest you call the candidate and ask them:
"Let's say my client make you an offer in writing. Then you let your current boss know that you intend leaving to take it up. What will you say to your boss if he/she makes you a…"
"So many Hiring Mistakes can be solved with better diligence when taking recruitment briefs.
That requires access to the inner-most thoughts of the Hiring Manager and the Final Decision Maker. After all they are the subject specialists. We are…"