We had an interesting scenario in our office the other day. A new-ish Consultant had a complaint from a candidate about not being contacted in what he perceived to be a timely manner. And perception is what it is all about. We throw around this word a lot but really it is the crux of what we do. In such an subjective job, although every Consultant is theoretically doing the same job, we are identifying different skills in our candidates and relating differently to each of them.
How often are you in contact with your "gold" candidates? And what about the ones who you may not be able to assist immediately - how often are you in contact with them?
In my last position we used to to Candidate Care nights where we stayed back at work for a few hours with some pizza and contacted all of our candidates just to keep in touch and get updates from them in a time when they could freely talk. I am debating bringin this in to my current workplace. Thoughts?