Recruitment isn’t broken, neither are recruiters, it’s the complete apathy clients have to ‘filling their vacancy’ that causes me the most concern.
If you know a client is happy to take whatever crap you throw at them & basically recruit with one finger in the air & the other up their ass, then why wouldn’t you treat them as a job title on a whiteboard with a % fee next to it to be looked at should someone pop up.
It’s not like you have a choice as ‘that’s how your company has always done it, yeah?
Recruitment will continue to be treated poorly until client’s say NO, that’s not acceptable & also take the time to engage with their recruiter in advance of the need becoming painful.
Not an email JD & quick call outlining salary, experience & whatever BS CSR claptrap you feel you have to say.
I mean actually meet them & be questioned, allow them face-time with other interview stakeholders & decision-makers then give them the opportunity to feedback their thoughts around your expectations.
Hell, if you find a good one, they might actually write a bespoke profile for you to show they understand your needs. #ahem
In a nutshell, recruitment isn’t hard, it’s just really hard work & very easy for the wrong people to screw up big time. #eventprofs