hat is still information. It's also sharing the bad news as soon as you get it too, most candidates will be disappointed but will understand that there were other good candidates in the mix and they hired someone who was a tighter fit.
e or no feedback, but this happens less when they are updated regularly (good or bad). I remember being a candidate myself and all I wanted to hear was "yes" or "no" so I could move on. I think that is what most candidates want to hear.pam claughton said:
I think that candidates value communication above all else. As long as you are keeping them posted regularly, even if it's an update that there's no update because the client is dragging their feet, that is still information. It's also sharing the bad news as soon as you get it too, most candidates will be disappointed but will understand that there were other good candidates in the mix and they hired someone who was a tighter fit.
a but more subjective), but to frame them as absolutes undercuts any comments of merit in the post.
There are great agency recruiter who provide value to their clients based on tight relationships with passive candidates that in-house teams may have a harder time finding (typically due to bandwidth). There are shitty agency recruiters that don't give a damn about the candidates, don't take time to understand their clients, and sit around all day thinking of new ways to write psuedo-attention grabbing email subjects like "YOUR next code NINJA!!!"
There are great in-house recruiters that will tell a candidate when their role is not the best fit for them (despite the posts claim to the contrary). Why? Because they know if they push for a bad hire it won't last; potentially damaging the career of the candidates, denting their relationship with hiring managers, and wasting the companies money (not to mention they'll be starting over again in less than a year). Yes, there are also lazy in-house recruiters with an order takers mentality who just want to fill the req and move on. Those recruiters suck.
Charney is right. There is a place for agency recruiters who provide value. Most great in-house recruiters also started their careers in agency, so they get it - but shitting on your clients is generally not the best business approach.…
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