There are key factors to be considered when searching for a recruiter to partner with, more so with executive recruiters. Here are the 4 things that you must be aware of to have high probability of making the right decision.
Number 1. The right niche – does the recruiter of your choice is working and recruiting in your niche, are they specializing in operations management, manufacturing jobs, logistics transportation, warehouse distribution and/or supply chains positions? Generally, what these recruiters do is work in a niche market in an effort to give clients an edge over its competitors.
Niche could be of any industry actually similar to specific job level such as a supply chain management, a discipline like supply chain consulting or even logistic careers. It is essential to find out if the niche of the executive recruiters in questions matches yours.
Number 2. Professionalism – there are few questions that you have to ask yourself prior to hiring the recruiter like for example, will they keep your personal and company’s detail confidential, is the recruiter prompt and selective when a new job matches your requirements, is he/she a professional and so forth. These are all the things that show how professional a recruiter is.
Number 3. Keeping you updated and informed – it is essential that the executive recruiter is exerting their effort to keep you well informed throughout the process of recruitment. It is integral that your prospective recruiter is in the position to explain things clearly from the compensation, location etc. of the job. It is imperative that you are up-to-date with the progress of recruitment because this gives you assurance that your firm is only hiring the best candidates for the vacant position it wants filled.
Number 4. Experience – do your prospective executive recruiters have proven experience in terms of logistic industry to know what’s exactly you want and at the same time, know the position where you like to be. As a client, you’ve got to review how long does the recruiter has been in this business or what they did before falling into this job position. Remember that your choice of recruiter has to have full understanding of recruitment process and it will be possible only if he/she has thorough experience in this industry.
Just before you make a decision on which recruiter to hire for the job, you must allot time to interview your candidates one by one, ask questions, identify the expectations and feel comfortable working with them. By doing this, it increases your odds of finding the right executive recruiters for your company.