The unemployment rate in May fell to 3.8%, the lowest since April 2000, which means saying we are in a candidate driven market is an understatement. The talent shortage has led to a surge in companies seeking outside recruiting assistance. That's good news for our industry of course, but with that comes an added responsibility to source and find the right people (who are not always readily accessible) for the job.
Successful recruiting means genuinely understanding a client company's needs and being able to find the best possible person to fill that need. From the nuts and bolts of a given job such as technical skills, experience and education requirements, to the company's culture and individual nuances. This is not always a fast and easy process, but there are certain ways to accomplish this most effectively and one of those ways is to establish a strong relationship with the hiring manager.