August News – Top Tips on Recruitment from both sides of the Fence

Top Tips on Recruitment from both sides of the Fence

Apart from a brief spell in recruitment many moons ago, my career for the last 18+ years has been 100% Human Resources, so when I made the decision to return to recruitment and join Bluetree,  I was looking forward to finding out more.  I think it’s fair to say that there are some misconceptions out there about the recruitment industry and since I was last working in recruitment real progress has been made in terms of best practices and all that goes into supporting both clients and candidates – the last few months have been a bit of a revelation.

Many HR professionals can be guilty of thinking that paying a recruitment agency to source candidates is ‘money for old rope’; however, having tried all approaches to recruitment over the years, I have developed a great deal of respect for the role of the recruitment agency and a real appreciation of how much hard work, skill, patience and resilience it takes!

I’ve given some thought to the obstacles I used to come up against as an HR professional during the recruitment process, versus the ones I encounter now as a recruitment consultant and have come up with some tips for HR and for Recruiters.

Tips to HR (from a recruiter’s perspective)

Tips to recruiters (from an HR perspective)

And remember to get the best out of someone “A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected” – Amy Reed Anderson

Article by Sophie Irvine, Recruitment Manager at Bluetree

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