Adopting essential recruitment courtesy tips for your future career
According to Vocabulary.com, respect is a way of treating or thinking about something thing or someone. You show respect by being polite and kind to others.
Respect and recruitment courtesy are important qualities in the workplace. People who show respect towards each other are treated better than those who do not. If you want to be treated well by your colleagues, then treat them well first. This also counts for those who have yet to work in the company but have been offered an interview or position with the team. Your attitude towards the recruitment team and your future colleagues says a lot about you as a person and whether you would fit in well.
This month, The Perfect Team look at the impact of treating someone disrespectfully and how this could be damaging your career without you even being aware of it. Whether it’s ignoring the recruiter’s phone calls or not showing up for an interview without rearranging, these points could lead to you not working with the company or not being supported by the external recruitment agency in the future.
Treating people with disrespect could damage your career potential
It is unfortunate but true that recruitment teams from both internal companies and external agencies have seen a dramatic increase in the negative way they are treated by candidates applying for roles in recent years. Being a recruiter is a challenging and demanding position but a role that can also lead to rewards and job satisfaction when a candidate is thriving in a post. Being treated disrespectfully by potential candidates can put extra stress on a recruiter and lead to the candidate being disregarded for that position or any future roles that may come up.
Key signs you could be treating your recruitment colleagues disrespectfully
- Not turning up to interview with no prior warning
- Ignoring calls and messages
- Cutting all contact with the recruitment team
- Being vague or evasive of the position with no clarity
Some candidates don’t realise the cost of hiring employees. In the UK, hiring an employee costs between 20-30% of the role’s yearly salary, which is, on average, about £5000. This is an incredible amount of money, particularly when the candidate decides to start ignoring calls or becoming evasive about the position halfway through the process.
Work with recruitment agencies to boost your recruitment courtesy
A recruitment agency can be a vital lifeline to both companies and candidates. The ability to source potential candidates for a position can be challenging, particularly when you have other tasks that have to be completed and pressing meetings to attend. An external recruiter, however, makes it their mission to not only find the best candidate but to ensure they are suitable for the position before you have even met them. For candidates, external recruiters handpick you from a crowd of many people as you have a quality they feel would be great for this role. Whether you are looking for a career change or you haven’t considered one before, an external recruiter is a pivotal person to have on your contacts list.
Tips to working successfully with an external recruitment company:
- Be open to discussion and answer your phone/emails promptly
- Ask key questions about the role and actively listen when you are in discussion
- Be polite and professional during the interview/discussion stage
- Don’t badmouth your previous employers – be optimistic about your last position but be truthful about your reasons for leaving
- Speak slowly and clearly – be confident but inquisitive
The tips above will give you a great starting point when working with a recruiter, whether for the first time or over a long period. Your recruiter is the first point of call into a company you would like to work with, so treating them with respect will no doubt be passed onto your potential future employers. If you treat the recruiter as though they are not essential or give them the impression you don’t want the job, your details may not be passed on, and you could be missing out on a great opportunity.
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Perfect Team expect and return recruitment courtesy to all candidates
The Perfect Team has been recruiting candidates for various clients for over 20 years. Our success in the recruitment industry means that you are much more likely to find a career that could shape your future when you work with us. We believe everyone needs to be treated with respect, whether you are a candidate, a small business or a multi-national company. That’s why, when you work with Perfect Team, you will always be treated with respect and dignity. All we ask is that this be returned to us.
If you are looking for a career change in 2022, or you are keen to see what roles we are recruiting for at the moment, please head over to our website or get in contact with the team. If you are a company that needs support with its recruitment processes, you are definitely in the right place! Our attention to detail regarding candidates is second to none, and you can be sure that if we are putting a candidate forward for your position, we think they have a unique quality that would be perfect for your team.
Make 2022 the year you treat your recruiters and recruitment team with respect – you never know when you will need them next!