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 Vice President, Talent Acquisition and Employee Development Advanced Decision Vectors (ADV)
Deb Smith Principal Technical 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
Joel Elmer Manager, Talent Acquisition Edwards Lifesciences
Toni Sherman Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant | Sr. Corporate Recruiter Marsh & McLennan Companies
Claudia Castaneda Sr Talent Advisor U.S. Cellular
Ryan Watson Consultant Unknown
Annette Gregersen Sr. Technical Recruiter T-Mobile
Catherine Warrington Talent Acquisition Partner Synovus
Erica Cuthbertson Talent Acquisition Supervisor Agiliti
Denise Ward Technical Recruiter Wunderlich-Malec Engineering
Rasheeda Grant Recruiter Amazon
Chavi Singh Manager, Talent Acquisition-Engineering & Product RentPath
Tino Bui Senior Talent Acquisition Partner Meggitt
Sarah Schaefer Staffing Manager Fresenius Kabi USA
Elaine Dewitt Contract Recruiter HonorHealth
Jenny Bastrom Senior Recruiter / Sourcing Specialist Washington State Department of Social and Health Services www.careers.wa.gov
Bianca Medici Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Havas Edge
Amanda Carson Senior Recruiter Truebeck Construction
Vinay Velivela Vice President - Head of Global Operations/ Talent Acquisition/ Recruitment/ Staffing Services Fixity Technologies
Dana Del Rio Senior Recruiter Edward Jones
Kevin Oram Co-Founder Hivemind Careers LLC
Tracey Anderson Executive Recruiter Veolia North America
Becky Gramenz Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist Open to Opportunity
Carey Carlson Talent Acquisition Manager Perspecta
Cara Schaeffer Talent Acquisition Leader - Content, Music, Creative, Marketing & BD Tiktok
Stephanie Reese Senior Sales Recruiter Apptio
Jess Houda Recruiter GlobalTranz
Patrick Ward Talent Acquisition Manager Halloran Consulting Group
Mike Crosby Senior Talent Partner Age of Learning / ABCmouse.com
Ann Lillquist Senior Talent Acquisition Recruiter Smiths Medical - Wallace
Jan Slack Corporate Recruiting Manager Banks Power
Koli Donohue Senior Technical Recruiter Stillwater Architecture, LLC
Lance Hunsicker Lead Executive Recruiter Parsons Corporation
Barbara Fasth Sr. Talent Acquisition Partner Menasha
Katrina Acosta Recruiting Atlanta Talent Acquisition Manager Hisense USA
Barbara Marks Recruiting Atlanta Recruiting Manager (Contract) Kimco Services, LLC
James Cercone Recruiting Boston Manager, Global Talent Acquisition Everbridge
Kelly McCarthy Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Team Lead Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC
Lisa Loerzel Recruiting Chicago Manager, Talent Acquisition Corelle Brands
Heather Sisson Recruiting Dallas Talent Acquisition Leader Bottle Rocket
Kris Saprano Recruiting Denver ED and ICU Recruiter SCL Health
Brandy Burrows Recruiting Phoenix Senior Sales Recruiter Medix Team
Vira Trevino-Garcia TA Leaders Recruiting Consultant Hexcel Corporation
Jay Barrow TA Leaders Manager, Talent Acquisition C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
Glenn Murani TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Vitalief Inc.
Eve Lewis TA Leaders Senior Director, Global Inclusive Talent Acquisition Uber
Elizabeth Lollock TA Leaders Regional Vice President, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner Gallagher
Marti Pranger TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Harvard Maintenance
Shelley Radford TA Leaders Vice President of Talent Acquisition The Wonderful Company
Rachel Kraska TA Leaders Director Talent Acquisition - Advisor and Consultant Independent
Jessica Marotta TA Leaders Talent Acquisition Manager Forrester
David Baker TA Leaders Sr. Director of Growth & Development/Brokerage Services One Homecare Solutions
Dawn Losinger TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition and Management - Acting Head of HR Precision BioSciences, Inc.
Nancee Martin TA Leaders Managing Director, Corporate Recruiting AvAirPros
Elise Gebeili TA Leaders Human Resources Director Triumvirate Environmental
Jim McMillin TA Leaders Vice President of Talent Acquisition Dentrust Optimized Care Solutions
Kreisler Ng TA Leaders Head of People Cprime, Inc
Jean Burton TA Leaders Director of Recruiting Eddie Bauer
Rachel Cupples TA Leaders Senior Recruiter Textio
Marnie Jarrett TA Leaders Director, Leadership Recruiting USI Insurance Services
Amy Clem TA Leaders Principal Executive Recruiter Paramount
Chelsea Boerstler TA Leaders Senior Business Services Recruiting Manager Norton Rose Fulbright
Amy Phillips TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition REEF Technology
Khursheed Irani TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition Cprime, Inc
Kathy King TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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 Bracewell LLP
Kelly Colig TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition & Employee Engagement Le Creuset
Chris Helvajian TA Leaders Associate Recruiter + Sourcer BetterUp

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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