The Ultimate Checklist When Hiring a Recruiter

The Ultimate Checklist When Hiring a Recruiter

What do you look for in a recruiter when you are building out your team?

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.

In today’s conversation…

Not all recruiters are created equal and each company seems to have their own culture that needs the proper “handling.”

If you are Talent Acquisition leader, what do you look for when hiring for your team.

Listen in to hear what out panel member’s companies look for in their recruiters.


Our Panelists…

Name & LinkedIn Profile Group Title Company
Christine Brown Senior Manager Talent Acquisition Synovus
Simone Press Recruiting LA Senior Director, Talent Acquisition CyberGRX
Alexandra Moore TA Leaders Senior Director, Head of Talent Credera
Richard Sternin TA Leaders Associate Director, Strategic Recruiting Projects EY
Devin Parrish TA Leaders Director Talent Acquisition Honor

Some of the attendees…

Name & LinkedIn Profile Group Title Company
Becky Gramenz Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist Open to Opportunity
Katherine Amato Senior Corporate Recruiter Guitar Center
Diana Maronen Sr. Recruiter Ember
David Zandueta Talent Acquisition Business Partner Keck Medicine of USC
Ariel Burkhart Director of Recruiting OpenTable
McKenzie Sutton Talent Acquisition Consultant Mammoth Distribution
Nicholas Steinberg Talent Acquisition Manager Bluebeam
Mike Crosby Senior Talent Partner Age of Learning / ABCmouse.com
Ahna Thorstenson Recruiter Uber
Elaine Dewitt Contract Recruiter HonorHealth
Ann Lillquist Senior Talent Acquisition Recruiter Smiths Medical - Wallace
Zachary Eggers Manager, Talent Acquisition AEG
Brooke Blakely Senior Recruiter Zest AI
Brian Glickman Talent Acquisition Specialist Showpad
Robin Kohls Talent Acquisition Recruiter Cargill/Versique
Cara Schaeffer Talent Acquisition Leader - Content, Music, Creative, Marketing & BD Tiktok
Shandee Ewert New Grad New Grad
Kathy Borum Recruiting Manager Bargain Hunt Superstores
Antonia Ndi Sr. Recruiter Academic Partnerships
Sylvia Correa Sr. Talen Capital Group
Natalya McCool Senior Recruiter Berkeley Lab
Donnie Lewis Talent Acquisition Business Partner (Mgr) | Executive Search Abbott
Rachel Meyer Enterprise Sales Recruiter Raystar Partners
Lisa Wrezel Talent Acquistion Manager-Sourcing Centric Consulting
Denise Ward Technical Recruiter Wunderlich-Malec Engineering
Jacqueline Corrado Technical Recruiter SpaceX
Tim Strandberg Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist Datavail
Denise Estep Senior Recruiter Automation Anywhere
Katie Stevens Recruiting Chicago Director, Global Talent Acquisition GE Healthcare
Simone Press Recruiting LA Senior Director, Talent Acquisition CyberGRX
Roseanne Donohue Recruiting NYC Senior Talent Acquisition Manager, North America Radware
Karen Goers TA Leaders Director of Human Resources William Blair
Malia Jorgensen TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Sonos, Inc.
Michel Deschapelles TA Leaders Head of Recruiting; Talent Advisor : Overwatch/Diablo Altimetrik
Nick Clagnaz TA Leaders Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition Broadridge
Michael Martinolich TA Leaders Head of Global Recruiting NERA Economic Consulting
Michelle Sickles TA Leaders Business Manager / Director of Human Resources LiquidAgents Healthcare
Heidi Gorman TA Leaders Senior Executive Recruiter/Human Resources Consultant American Auto Shield
Diane Mariuzza TA Leaders Principal Recruiter Paramount
Alexandra Moore TA Leaders Senior Director, Head of Talent Credera
Karen DiGenova TA Leaders Global Head of Talent Acquisition Columbia Sportswear Company
Crystal Brown TA Leaders Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, Americas Head of Talent Acquisition BSI
Chris Helvajian TA Leaders Associate Recruiter + Sourcer BetterUp
Nancee Martin TA Leaders Managing Director, Corporate Recruiting AvAirPros

We asked our attendees, “What one item would you make sure to include in a checklist when hiring a recruiter?”

These were the answers they gave…

  • ability to be molded
  • ability to work with different hiring teams
  • ADAPTABLE.
  • Coachable
  • communication
  • Communication style
  • Curiosity
  • Current or past scenarios that are currently happening in your organization and how they would handle it.
  • Customer service experience
  • Details of number and types of reqs
  • Discussion about a challenging search where, in hindsight, the recruiter could have solved sooner whatever the challenges were.
  • Education or Experience in Business Mkt, Communications
  • Excellent communicator with understanding of the company mission and vision
  • flexibilty
  • Follow up skills
  • good communication skills
  • Grit
  • Hard worker
  • have them lead a sample interview
  • How they do follow up
  • Human-centered approach to identifying and hiring top talent
  • LinkedIn Recruiter advanced searches
  • Make sure they understand how to have a conversation and drive strategy around market data
  • Open to continued learning
  • open to hearing what others have to say
  • Organization
  • Positive attitude
  • Relationship Building
  • Resourceful
  • Review the recruiters checklist.
  • sourcing
  • sourcing
  • Sourcing and Pipelining experience
  • Strategic business partner with a sense of urgency and follow up skills
  • Strong negotiator
  • Talent advisor
  • Want a recruiter who has demonstrated exceptional talent building relationships with hiring managers and candidates.

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