Do You Trust Your Recruiter? A Personal Experience
Trust is a fundamental aspect of any business relationship, and recruiting is no exception. Unfortunately, I recently had a disappointing experience that made me reflect on this issue.
A client from Cumbria contacted Karen and I, seeking a short-term employee for a specific job. They sent me a job description, but I felt that I needed more information to find the right candidate. I wanted to understand the work environment and the manager’s expectations to ensure a good match. After speaking with the client, I realised that the job was vastly different from the description they had sent me.
Fortunately, I had a candidate in mind who I believed would excel in this role and bring value to the client. However, the client rejected the candidate’s CV, stating that it did not show the skills they were looking for. I was confident that if the client had met with the candidate, they would have seen their potential.
This experience reminded me that trust is a three-way partnership between the client, the candidate, and the recruiter. Clients need to trust that we will find candidates who are capable and willing to do the job they need. Candidates need to trust that we offer them work that fits their needs and goals, while treating their reputation with care. As recruiters, we need to trust that our clients will treat our candidates with respect, provide a safe working environment, and pay us for our services.
Unfortunately, recruiters have had a bad reputation in the past, and it can be hard to gain trust from potential clients and candidates. However, I want to assure everyone that I take my responsibilities seriously, and I strive to build long-term relationships based on trust, transparency, and mutual respect.
In conclusion, trust is a critical aspect of the recruiting industry, and it requires effort and dedication from all parties involved. If you’re looking for a recruiter, take the time to research their reputation and values, and don’t hesitate to ask questions. And if you’re a recruiter, always prioritise honesty, integrity, and professionalism in your interactions with clients and candidates.