The role of a recruitment consultant - EPQ’s breakdown
Here at EPQ, we take an immense amount of pride in the quality of our recruitment consultants. They are the essence of our company and help us build dream careers.
However, we noticed they are common misconceptions about the role, therefore we’re setting the record straight with our fully fledged outlook on what it takes to be the heart and soul of recruitment.
What is a recruitment consultant?
In short, Recruitment consultants help employers find suitable staff, and match people to jobs, permanent or temporary. Often with a whole host of experience and connections, they are able to gather resources to point businesses into the direction of their desired employee.
We like to think of recruitment consultants as professional, career matchmakers.
What is a RC’s responsibility?
Recruitment consultants are responsible for:
What does the day-to-day look like?
Much like the whole of the recruitment industry, consultants start their day with a large cup of coffee - but that’s about their only moment of downtime.
From the day’s get-go our consultants are hosting meetings and liaising with clients, perfecting our onboarding processes, keeping record of employment and finding and networking with potential candidates. Times by 100!
The world of recruitment is a busy, sometimes foggy place to be, but our recruitment consultants are fully equipped with knowledge (and a lot of strength!) too persevere in their daily tasks.
How do they differ from an internal recruitment team?
One key difference is that our consultants find our clients not just the available talent, but also the best talent out around.
This may be through headhunting or finding people through our wide network of procurement professionals, either through our extensive database or strong market share on LinkedIn.
Once we find them these candidates, we offer the initial screening process, saving businesses time and money by ensuring that the right candidate is sitting in front of them when it comes to the interview process.
What can our consultants do for you?
Our EPQ Consultants help candidates in a number of ways, but mainly it is about taking time to listen to their desires, needs, motivations and even perhaps what’s not right about their current role.
We take this information on board, ensuring we will put them forward for the right role and to the right employer. And vice versa where employers are concerned.
If we don’t have the right role or employer on offer, we proactively go about searching for that opportunity that suits our candidate’s needs.
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