Yesterday I posted Q4 2013 Trend: Minnesota Companies Hiring Jr Recruiters And Coordinators.
Later in the day while walking through the Downtown Minneapolis skyway I bumped into a HR Director at a big bank HQ’d in Minneapolis.
She had seen my blog post and was wondering what recruiters were looking for in a company. That they have been recruiting recruiters for a while and not having much success.
Here was a list off the top of my head and in no particular order:
Responsive hiring managers
Reasonable number of jobs, skill sets to recruit for
Tools that allow for better sourcing of candidates
An applicant tracking system that does not suck, use friendly
A budget to be able to sponsor user groups, associations and activities
Time to build talent pools/pipelines
Life/Work balance… many (most) people cannot talk on the phone during normal business hours because, well… they have jobs. So 7 am and 7 pm phone calls are common which makes for a long day.
Realistic job descriptions… no “Purple Squirrel” recruiting
Admin staff who can help with reporting, offer letters and scheduling interviews
I had a bunch more on my mind when she said:
“So what you are saying is (long pause)… take out all the crap so recruiters can recruit?”
“Would you work for us as we are today?”
“We have some work to do (looking off in the distance)”
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