10 Mistakes Recruiters Make: #8 Not understanding the culture.

Brandy Ford

By: Brandy Ford, Senior Recruiter and Consultant

In my last post I discussed the mistake recruiters make in failing to get candidate feedback from your clients. Today I’m going to discuss another mistake recruiters make, which is:

Common Mistake #8: Failing to understand your client’s culture and what personality type they’re looking for.

This information is very important to convey to your candidates. Also, to assist you as the recruiter, as to whether or not they are both a culture and personality fit. If you take the time to really get to know both your candidates, and your clients – this won’t be a problem at all. An example of a good key question to ask a candidate would be: “Which do you like better – working alone or with a team?” And a good key question to ask a client would be: “What type of personality type would not be a good fit here?” Because they have more than likely already experienced a personality type that just didn’t mesh well with the team.

These are just a few examples, but you get the idea. Be sure to take your time when you interview anyone, so you are sure on the front end who you’re delivering on the back end.

Check back next time for Common Mistake #9: Failing to ask for referrals.

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