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The importance of candidate meetings

​Having been in recruitment for over a decade, I've learned a crucial lesson about fostering client relationships, building trust is essential. For recruiters to excel, they must extend themselves beyond the ordinary, ensuring that the candidate aligns with exactly what the client needs.

Drawing from my experience, the most effective approach to build trust is by consistently presenting great candidates and taking the extra step of meeting them in person after the initial interview stage. This is a game-changer as it allows me to give my perspective on whether the candidate would fit in from a culture perspective building on their motivations and aspirations.

  • Meeting candidates in person allows you to establish a personal connection and gauge their personality, demeanour, and communication style beyond what a resume or virtual interview can reveal. This connection helps you assess cultural fit and potential chemistry with the client's team. It also demonstrates your commitment as a recruiter and builds trust in the recruitment process. By being invested in your success and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure the right match for both parties.

  • It equips me with more information to help my client make more informed decisions. It reduces the risk of relying solely on a resume or virtual interaction, providing a well-rounded view of the candidate's abilities and potential fit within the organisation.

  • I’m dedicated to providing high-quality talent to my clients. It strengthens the relationship between me and the client, as they know my commitment to finding the best candidate for their company.

As a recruiter, meeting candidates in person after their interview is an invaluable step in the recruitment process. Let’s bring back face-to-face interactions and elevate the recruitment process to new heights. If you would like this kind of attentiveness during your job search I’m keen to talk to any experienced building services professionals, give me call on +44 (0)20 3998 7671.