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‘Courting’ your Candidate

Awkward silence. Not like that, we aren’t that kind of agency!

I had a brilliant example of this just recently. One of my clients has a particular role which due to the requirements for a language, pricing experience and comprehensive knowledge of a certain geographical market meant they were ‘fishing in a very small pool’ of candidates.

I was really impressed by how they managed the process, giving super timely feedback on applications, arranging interviews as quickly as possible even when there were numerous interviewers involved and arranging all the candidates travel. When the candidate arrived, they were given a presentation by the current team, the opportunity to speak with a team member they would closely work one on one to find out more about the company culture, and then the formal interview.

That candidate came away so engaged in the process and really won over to the company. There is a huge part that we can play as Recruiters in this. It is our job to get the initial search and approach right, make sure the candidate is fully briefed and act in an advisory capacity to both parties throughout the process.


Written by Hannah Mcilvennie, Recruitment Consultant

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