The value of a recruiter isn’t just in the ability to source and select a suitable candidate, tasks that can and will be increasingly tackled by matching algorithms. No – the true value of a recruiter lies in the very human skills that are needed to persuade and bring talent to the hiring table while deftly managing the entire recruitment process, balancing the needs of both candidate and client.
A great recruiter identifies candidates that aren’t looking to be placed, but who could in the future fit a niche set of skills that can be hard to fill. A great recruiter approaches, influences, persuades and mediates with candidates to ensure that they feel a personal connection when they step to the hiring table. A great recruiter doesn’t just source talent – they negotiate terms, fine-tune briefs and assist with settling new hires into a company.