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 Recruiting Atlanta Talent Acquisition Manager Synovus
Simone Press Recruiting LA Whip Media Group Whip Media Group
Alexandra Moore TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Credera
Richard Sternin TA Leaders Associate Director, Strategic Recruiting Projects EY
Devin Parrish TA Leaders Senior Director of Recruiting CSC Generation

Some of the attendees…

Name & LinkedIn Profile Group Title Company
Lisa Wrezel Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Lead Centric Consulting
Donnie Lewis Recruiting Chicago Executive Recruiter Abbott
Brian Glickman Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Specialist Showpad
Katie Stevens Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Leader GE Healthcare
Shandee Ewert Recruiting Chicago New Grad New Grad
Antonia Ndi Recruiting Dallas Talent Acquisition Partner Academic Partnerships
Denise Estep Recruiting Denver Senior Talent Sourcing Recruiter G&A Automation Anywhere
Rachel Meyer Recruiting Denver CEO Raystar Partners
Tim Strandberg Recruiting Denver Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist Datavail
Nicholas Steinberg Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Specialist Bluebeam
McKenzie Sutton Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Consultant Mammoth Distribution
Ariel Burkhart Recruiting LA Manager, Tech Recruiting OpenTable
David Zandueta Recruiting LA System Recruiter Keck Medicine of USC
Mike Crosby Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Partner Age of Learning / ABCmouse.com
Zachary Eggers Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Partner AEG
Brooke Blakely Recruiting LA Senior Recruiter Zest AI
Cara Schaeffer Recruiting LA Recruiter Tiktok
Jacqueline Corrado Recruiting LA Technical Recruiter SpaceX
Sylvia Correa Recruiting LA Sr. Talen Capital Group
Bez Rengifo Recruiting LA Sr. Manager / Director, People Services (HR Business Partner department) Loma Linda University Health Care
Katherine Amato Recruiting LA Senior Corporate Recruiter Guitar Center
Simone Press Recruiting LA Whip Media Group Whip Media Group
Diana Maronen Recruiting LA Recruiter Ember Technologies
Ann Lillquist Recruiting Minneapolis Senior Talent Acquisition Recruiter Smiths Medical
Robin Kohls Recruiting Minneapolis Talent Acquisition Recruiter Cargill/Versique
Denise Ward Recruiting Minneapolis Technical Recruiter Wunderlich-Malec Engineering
Becky Gramenz Recruiting Minneapolis Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist Looking for Work
Kathy Borum Recruiting Nashville Recruiting Manager Bargain Hunt
Roseanne Donohue Recruiting NYC Senior Talent Acquisition Manager, North America Radware
Ahna Thorstenson Recruiting NYC Recruiter Uber
Elaine Dewitt Recruiting Phoenix Contract Recruiter HonorHealth
Natalya McCool Recruiting SFBA Recruiter Berkeley Lab
Nancee Martin TA Leaders Managing Director Corporate Recruiting AvAirPros
Karen Goers TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition - Investment Management William Blair & Company
Karen DiGenova TA Leaders Global Head of Talent Acquisition Columbia Sportswear Company
Crystal Brown TA Leaders Senior RTA Partner, AMERICAS Head of Resourcing & Talent Acquisition BSI
Michel Deschapelles TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition & Contingent Workforce Magic Leap
Nick Clagnaz TA Leaders Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition Broadridge Financial Solutions
Michael Martinolich TA Leaders Head of Global Recruiting NERA Economic Consulting
Michelle Sickles TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition IFM Restoration
Kylee Piper TA Leaders Head of University Recruiting Credit Karma
Heidi Gorman TA Leaders Vice President Talent Acquisition Florida Autism Center
Malia Jorgensen TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Nortal US
Alexandra Moore TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Credera
Chris Helvajian TA Leaders Associate Director, Admissons & Recruiting FEMBA Program University of California, Irvine - The Paul Merage School of Business
Diane Mariuzza TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition RXR Realty

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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