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The recruitment process is not just about interviews and hires, it involves a series of steps including advertising the job, sourcing candidates, setting up interviews, matching candidature in terms of requirements and culture, reference checking, and hiring formalities. Recruitment consultants, as the name suggests, do just that â€“ recruit. Recruitment consultants in India act as mediators between the employer and the candidate. Right from understanding the job requirements to setting up interviews and following up with both parties, recruitment consultants play the role of hiring assistants to employers. Duties of recruitment consultants in India can be broken down in a series of steps including â€“
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Understanding Job Requirements
Employers hire recruitment consultants for a variety of reasons. Lack of time or resources, or difficulty in closing a job vacancy calls for the services of a recruitment consultant. When contacted these consultants first understand in detail the job role, related requirements, and any additional requirements of the employer. They also develop a good understanding of their client and their company, the industry, and the employment market within it. This may either be done onÂ the phone or through a personal meet. Once done, they proceed to fill in the vacancy.
Advertising the Job Vacancy and Sourcing Candidates
Once they get the required details from the employer, recruiters proceed to advertise the job vacancy on various job portals. Since they have an in-depth knowledge in the field, they know how to create a compelling job post. After applications are received, they start shortlisting potential candidate CVs based on the educational, experience, and other requirements as asked for by the employer. The process may include telephonic conversation with potential candidates. Once the resumes are shortlisted, they are forwarded to the employer.
Setting up Interviews and Following Up
Setting up candidate interviews with the client/employer is also a part of their duties. After the client approves the shortlisted resumes, recruitment consultants proceed to set up interviews. They communicate the date, time, and venue to the candidates, coordinate with them, and follow up with them after the interview. Once the decision is made, recruiters communicate the same to the candidates. Negotiating salary structure and finalizing the arrangements between the parties are part of the process.
Additional Things Recruitment Consultants Do
While the main job of recruitment consultants is hiring, an entire day at work also comprises of other responsibilities. Since organizations are their clients, business development and client relationship management is also a part of their duties. Visiting clients, meeting them, and building a long term relationship is a part of their role. Since they specialize in recruitment, they also continuously update themselves with the trends in employment and within different industries. These consultants also offer adviceÂ to the candidates and clients regarding the industry and employment trends.
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