Dear business owner,
You need to fill a role within your business in order to achieve your strategic goals, and you entrust the job to either an internal recruiter, an external recruiter or a department head to get it done. You want a specific type of person to help you fill a skills gap and deliver on your targets. And you need them now.
Well, I must tell you that unfortunately, the people you have tasked with completing the recruitment of these key roles may well be failing your business.
In an age where it is relatively easy to apply online for a role, there is becoming a trend for recruiters to not respond to applicants. Maybe it is because there are too many applications, maybe it is because the recruiters are too busy, but either way it is not right, and it doesn’t do you as a potential employer any favours.
It means that you are missing out on some amazing talent that could take your business to the next level. It means that you are getting a reputation as an employer that doesn’t care for its people. And the impact of this can be felt all the way down to your bottom line.
So I urge you to put some rules on your recruiters in order to protect your business.
Tell your recruiters to:
There is nothing earth shattering about any of this. It is common sense, and it is polite. It is how you would like to be treated if you were looking for a job, so it should be how you treat those looking for a job with you.
On the other side, the general rule for applicants should be:
Is your recruitment process something that you would like to go through as an applicant yourself?