There are key elements that must be taken into mind before you hire a recruiter, much more if it is 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 – you have to know if your prospective recruiter works and recruits people in your field of interest and see if they have specialization in manufacturing jobs, operations management, warehouse distribution and/or supply chains position as well as logistics transportation. In general, recruiters work in niche market that gives you a significant advantage.
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. Finding out the niche of your prospective executive recruiters is something you have to be aware of.
Number 2. Professionalism – there are certain questions that you ought to ask yourself before hiring the recruiter like for instance, is he/she a professionals, will they keep your firm and personal details confidential, does they show sincerity of helping you out, will the recruiter be selective and prompt you whenever a job matches the requirements you set and such. These are all the things that show how professional a recruiter is.
Number 3. Keeping you updated and informed – it is vitally important actually that you are kept informed during the process of recruitment by your executive recruiter. The job’s compensation structure, where the person will be assigned and so on is something that should not be overlooked by the recruiter when explaining to candidates. 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. You have to review how long does the recruiter is in this business and at the same time, what they did before they got this job. You’ve got to take into account that the recruiter must have a thorough understanding of the process of recruitment which is possible only if they have thorough experience and broad knowledge in this industry.
You have to spend time interviewing your candidates one by one, ask questions and feel comfortable working with them just before you come up with a decision on which recruiter should be hired for the job. It’s going to increase your probability of locating the best executive recruiters for your company.