One thing our team understands well is employee trust. We are responsible for handling myriads of personal personnel data. Everything from the design of our office (sound-proofed walls included) to our technical infrastructure shows that we take what we do seriously. That’s what it’s all about, right? Perfecting our craft and becoming the best of the best at what we do. In the words of Abraham Lincoln – “Whatever you are, be a good one.”
This year, Intelifi is proudly sponsoring The NRS Reader’s Choice Awards; which honors only the best of the best Recruiters and Agencies around the United States. As the nominees pour in, we have been able to capture the essence of what makes for a truly GREAT Recruiter.
Here’s Our Top 10 List:
You’re more than just a builder of relationships; you’re an artist. No one ever accuses these people of being ,“too sales-y”. When you meet them, you actually enjoy being around them and, as you get to know them more, want to do business with them. The Best of The Best Recruiters all understand that their ability to build meaningful relationships creates better opportunities for their employees – which in turn strengthens their candidate pool.
Your theme song is, “Superstar”, and the only foot you put forward is your best foot – always. In order to elevate another person, you have to be on top. An outstanding Recruiter recognizes that they are a representation of the ideal employee; to both their clients and employees.
From your employees to your customers, you know your audience and how to reach them. It does not matter if you are a Baby Boomer, Generation X’er, an In-Betweener, or Millennial. The Best of The Best Recruiters and Agencies are experts at reaching people. You are not just a marketer, you are a Marketeer.
Set the High-Bar
It’s competitive on Recruiter Island. But, you don’t sweat it. Targets are what drive you. It’s not that you’re a braggadocio either. You just prefer to set the bar rather than strive to rise up and meet it. We have noticed that the very best Recruiters focus on staying ahead of the job and turnover queue.
Ears That Hear
When you interact with people you listen and they know it. Recruiting is difficult. Being a good listener helps to lighten the load. By spending quality time with your candidates and understanding your clients’ needs, your matchmaking skills will be second to none. The goal is not to just fill the job but to finish the job.
Wait, you didn’t major in Communications?
Yup, that’s how good you are. Like being a great listener, the very best Recruiters are also clear, concise, and honest communicators. They understand that their candidates are subject to the expectations they set with clients and vice versa. As the middle-person, one of your top priorities is communicating job descriptions and duties.
Purveyor of Spinning Plates
Is it only considered multitasking if you have to think about it, right? Maybe you’re not a multi-tasker then because you take calls, interview an employee in your office, print a missing paycheck, and like your colleague’s social media post, all in one breath… without batting an eye. This area of expertise is where Recruiters get to demonstrate how indispensable they are. Let’s face it, not everyone can do what you do.
A Natural Tempus
That’s right, you have that kind of control when it comes to time management. You make a 24-hour day look like a week but you never once broke a sweat. These Recruiters have perfected the adage, “work smarter, not harder”. If you are one of those Recruiters who does everything from completing the interview, to administering a drug test, to delivering a paycheck – we salute you!
Rubics Cube, Whaaat?
You never shy away from problem solving. The Best of The Best Recruiters are solution minded. Enough said.
No fancy name needed. It’s a badge earned through trials, tests, and called a virtue for a reason. Whether it is a candidate who promised they would report to the job site, and didn’t. Or, a client who forgot to tell you until 4:00 P.M. that they need workers to fill third-shift. The Best of The Best Recruiters have mastered the art of woooo-sah-ing, m-i-s-s-i-s-s-i-p-p-i’ing, and all other calming, wake-up, wellness techniques. As a Recruiter, you are often held responsible for the shortcomings of others, blamed for things out of your control, and, of course, sometimes left to be the deliverer of bad news. Shake it off. At the end of the day, you did your best and there are a lot of people enjoying the working-life thanks to you!
On behalf of the entire team at Intelifi, GOOD LUCK to all Nominees of the NRSnews.org 2017 Best of the Best Awards!