5 Things Recruiters Keep Forgetting to Do

5 Things Recruiters Keep Forgetting to Do

Time is a wanted commodity in each recruiter’s day and recruiters typically don’t have enough of it.  What are some things that TA teams need to be sure that don’t fall through the cracks.

Listen in on what our panelists have to say.

This event is part of the “Let’s Talk Recruiting” series where a panel of recruiting practitioners get together online and have a conversation on a variety of topics related to corporate recruiting.

Our Panelists…

Name & LinkedIn Profile Group Title Company
Annette Rushin TA Leaders Director, Recruiting Dovel Technologies
Deb Smith Recruiting Minneapolis Talent Acquisition Senior Corporate Recruiter Best Buy
Heather Malone TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants
William Uranga TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Spokeo

Some of the attendees…

Name & LinkedIn Profile Group Title Company
Ryan Watson Talent Acquisition Manager Unknown
Chavi Singh Recruiting Atlanta Senior Technical Recruiter- Product & Engineering RentPath
Barbara Marks Recruiting Atlanta Recruiting Manager (Contract) Kimco Services, LLC
Stephanie Reese Recruiting Atlanta Senior Sales Recruiter Apptio
Catherine Warrington Recruiting Atlanta Talent Acquisition Partner Synovus
Katrina Acosta Recruiting Atlanta Talent Acquisition Manager Hisense USA
Patrick Ward Recruiting Boston Talent Acquisition Partner Halloran Consulting Group
James Cercone Recruiting Boston Lead Technical Recruiter Everbridge
Elise Gebeili Recruiting Boston Human Resources Director Triumvirate Environmental
Jessica Marotta Recruiting Boston Principal, Talent Acquisition Forrester
Koli Donohue Recruiting Chicago Manager Stillwater Architecture, LLC
Elizabeth Lollock Recruiting Chicago Regional Vice President, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner Gallagher
Kelly McCarthy Recruiting Chicago Senior Corporate Recruiter on the Talent Acquisition team Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC
Carey Carlson Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Manager Perspecta
Tracey Anderson Recruiting Chicago Executive Recruiter Veolia North America
Sarah Schaefer Recruiting Chicago Senior Recruiter Fresenius Kabi USA
Claudia Castaneda Recruiting Chicago Sr Talent Advisor U.S. Cellular
Lisa Loerzel Recruiting Chicago Manager, Talent Acquisition Corelle Brands
Barbara Fasth Recruiting Chicago Recruiting Manager Menasha Packaging
Toni Sherman Recruiting Dallas Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant | Sr. Corporate Recruiter Marsh & McLennan Companies
Heather Sisson Recruiting Dallas Talent Acquisition Leader Bottle Rocket
Kris Saprano Recruiting Denver ED and ICU Recruiter SCL Health
Vira Garcia Recruiting Houston Director of Recruiting vcfo
Chelsea Boerstler Recruiting Houston Business Services Recruiting Manager Norton Rose Fulbright
Bez Rengifo Recruiting LA Sr. Manager / Director, People Services (HR Business Partner department) Loma Linda University Health Care
Lance Hunsicker Recruiting LA Executive Recruiter Parsons Corporation
Tino Bui Recruiting LA Senior Talent Acquisition Partner Meggitt
Jan Slack Recruiting LA Corporate Recruiting Manager Unical Aviation
Mike Crosby Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Partner Age of Learning / ABCmouse.com
Cara Schaeffer Recruiting LA Recruiter Tiktok
Bianca Medici Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Manager Havas Edge
Erica Cuthbertson Recruiting Minneapolis Corporate Recruiter Agiliti
Ann Lillquist Recruiting Minneapolis Senior Talent Acquisition Recruiter Smiths Medical
Denise Ward Recruiting Minneapolis Technical Recruiter Wunderlich-Malec Engineering
Becky Gramenz Recruiting Minneapolis Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist Looking for Work
Jess Houda Recruiting Phoenix Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist GlobalTranz
Elaine Dewitt Recruiting Phoenix Contract Recruiter HonorHealth
Dana Del Rio Recruiting Phoenix Senior Recruiter Edward Jones
Brandy Burrows Recruiting Phoenix Recruitment Operations Manager Medix Team
Jean Burton Recruiting Seattle Director of Recruiting Eddie Bauer
Jenny Bastrom Recruiting Seattle Senior Recruiter / Sourcing Specialist Washington State Department of Social and Health Services www.careers.wa.gov
Rasheeda Grant Recruiting Seattle Recruiter Amazon
Annette Gregersen Recruiting Seattle Sr. Corporate Recruiter T-Mobile
Joel Elmer Recruiting Seattle Manager, Talent Acquisition Edwards Lifesciences
Amanda Carson Recruiting SFBA Senior Recruiter Truebeck Construction
Glenn Murani TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Optima Global Solutions
Eve Lewis TA Leaders Global Inclusive Recruiting Director Uber
Marti Pranger TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Empower Partnerships
Shelley Radford TA Leaders Vice President of Talent Acquisition The Wonderful Company
Rachel Kraska TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition ShopRunner
David Baker TA Leaders Sr. Director of Growth & Development/Brokerage Services One Homecare Solutions
Dawn Losinger TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition Precision BioSciences
Nancee Martin TA Leaders Managing Director Corporate Recruiting AvAirPros
Jim McMillin TA Leaders Vice President of Talent Acquisition Optum
Kevin Oram TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Operations DreamWorks Animation
Kreisler Ng TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition & Public Training Practice cPrime
Vinay Velivela TA Leaders Vice President - Head of Global Operations/ Talent Acquisition/ Recruitment/ Staffing Services Libsys
Rachel Cupples TA Leaders Director, Talent Strategy & Partnerships Recruiter.com
Marnie Jarrett TA Leaders Director, Leadership Recruiting USI Insurance Services
Amy Clem TA Leaders Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Chewy
Amy Phillips TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Golden Corral Corporation
Khursheed Irani TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition cPrime
Kathy King TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Confluent Health
Jay Barrow TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition Southern States Cooperative
Dan Cadigan TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition 4G Clinical
JoDee Klinker TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Carson Group
Cindi Cooper TA Leaders National Recruiting Director First Clearing
Monica Parker TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition and Development Helget Gas Products
Kelly Colig TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition and HR Business Partner Le Creuset
Chris Helvajian TA Leaders Associate Director, Admissons & Recruiting FEMBA Program University of California, Irvine - The Paul Merage School of Business

We asked our attendees, “What is one thing that you think recruiters keep forgetting to do?”

Here are their answers:

  • Ask for referrals
  • Ask for referrals and/or follow-up with hiring manager on how new hire is doing.
  • be exciting
  • candidate follow-up and communication
  • Care for the Internal Recruitment Experience
  • Circle back with candidates who rejected offers in the past to see if their circumstances have changed.
  • Close out the campaigns attached to the role on the applicant tracking system
  • Close the loop with candidates
  • Closing the loop with candidates that are not selected for the job.
  • Communicating the remaining steps and timeline to the candidate periodically throughout the process.
  • consistently follow up with candidates
  • data integrity
  • Demonstrating their magic!
  • Discuss challenges in a role in order to set realistic expectations
  • Dispositioning applicants/candidates promptly, if at all
  • Disqualify candidates
  • focus on the long-term (balance, pipelining, cmopany growth, personal development)
  • follow through
  • Follow up with candidates
  • Follow up with candidates
  • Follow Up with Candidates
  • Follow up with candidates after interview
  • Follow up with candidates/candidate communication
  • Follow-up with candidates whom they place
  • Follow-up with your candidates, no matter where they sit in the process.
  • Here to learn
  • I try so hard not be a recruiter who does this, but it still happens sometimes: follow up when i say i'll follow up
  • keep candidates warm
  • Keep their eye on the competition.
  • Lead with data
  • look closer at internal candidates
  • nurturing pipeline?
  • Prepare the Applicant
  • Provide Feedback
  • Provide timely feedback to candidates during headcount uncertainty
  • re-read their ads after they are live
  • Reaching out for help
  • Recruiting job is monotonous. Very often they get bore to routines.
  • Reference Checks
  • Regretting candidates
  • Remaining proactive when times are slow
  • Remembering that candidate experience in the midst of a pandemic is key.
  • Respond to candidate inquiries & update applicant status
  • Sadly, letting candidates know the outcome of the position they applied to.
  • Setting aside daily 20-25 min for a breather break. Go for a walk around the building or your home these days.
  • Substantiating candidate feedback with precise details
  • Thanking those who provided insights and referrals
  • To let hiring managers know all the effort behind the scenes so basically to market themselves.
  • Track candidates effectively
  • track disposition statuses accurately
  • Tracking metrics & sharing wins
  • Update the ATS
  • Updating managers on a daily!
  • Updating the ATS
  • Updating the hiring manager!!
  • weekly follow up with managers sharing metrics
  • would like to hear the panel's thoughts

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