Life’s a journey and we learn as we grow as human beings. Some lessons are learned early on others are learnt later in life. In the last 10 months of recruitment, there have been lessons learned through trial and error, mistakes made, and growth acquired.
Here are in my opinion the three cornerstones of what I believe make a great recruitment experience.
Communication is one of the cornerstones of we as a species use in order to go about our daily lives and thrive. I have found that it is possibly the most important aspect of a healthy recruitment process. Completely open and transparent communication is key, whether as a candidate or a client, whether it’s an easy conversation or one we’d rather not have. At times there are conversations we want to avoid, whether it’s giving feedback due to an interview not going well or as a candidate wanting to pull out of the process.
Regardless, in my opinion, all parties must strive to be as transparent as possible, There is nothing wrong with putting up your hand and being open. I would be lying if I said I’ve always been 100% on communication, but I do my best and I’ll be the first to put up my hand and acknowledge a mistake. “Communication works for those who work at it” John Powell
I think that Honesty is probably the most important aspects to adhere to in life, positivity is bred from the practice of being as honest as possible in our daily lives. It’s even more vital for us as recruiters, I’ve heard too many horror stories from both candidates and clients about the underhanded methods of some so-called *recruiters* in order to score a quick win. These cowboys inhibit every employment category, but in my humble opinion they aren’t the norm, Most people want to do the right thing.
So with that in mind, remember honesty is key. Whether you are a client or a candidate always strive to be as honest and transparent as possible because let’s be honest who’s got time for anything else? “Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a mistake” James Altucher
Empathy is rarely talked about in most lines of work. In my humble opinion, it’s probably the most important skill to acquire in life. The ability to truly listen, understand and share someone’s feelings is crucial in leading a healthy positive life. It also runs true in recruitment. I sometimes wonder how different we as recruiters would be viewed if only a few more of us gave back rather then looking for the next opportunity to take?
Give whenever you can, the feeling of helping someone, even if it’s just as simple as lending an ear and listening. That feeling is priceless, no amount of commission checks will surpass it. By the by in the end that good you do will be returned, whether directly or indirectly. Put out into the world what you wish to receive. “Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself” Mohsin Hamid
Thank you for reading – feel free to drop me a message or connection, always up for a chat.