LR Legal Recruitment on Combating the recent trend of candidate ‘ghosting’.
In a recent article by Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, the concept of ‘ghosting’ by candidates towards recruiters was explored. The theory that negative behaviour from candidates ignoring recruiters stems from a poor service provided at a difficult and sometimes tedious time by the agencies, seems to contradict what most agencies would and should be about. LR legal recruitment answers the 5 main candidate concerns from our perspective.
24.8% of candidates feel that they’re being sent irrelevant jobs – We ensure that we regularly keep in touch with all of our candidates to ensure we are fully up to date with their present situation and that we have a current CV on file. We do also expect our candidates to understand that information is key here. Whilst they may not be looking for a new role right this moment, it is always good to keep up with what is happening in the market. Receiving Job Alerts is an excellent way of keeping on top of candidate’s own salary, progression and what their rival firms are doing.
18.9% feel bullied into applying for roles they’re not interested in – LR legal recruitment pride ourselves on the successful relationships we have built with both clients and candidates over time. We carefully filter roles and thoroughly explore what you are looking for. We do recognise that this is an “ugly” side of recruitment which it is imperative when looking or thinking about a move to speak to your recruiter and gauge what they are like. Ask questions so that you pick the right recruiter to how you would like to work and don’t be afraid to say no.
15.7% sense the recruiter has a bad attitude –We are ‘people people’ and we understand that your career development is one of the most important things in life. We care about your happiness as much as our professional reputation and our ethos is built on trust.
12% of candidates feel ignored by the recruiter –We offer a bespoke service and recognise that we are all individuals. We will ensure that your needs are prioritised. If you need to move quickly we will act accordingly.
9% receive too many phone calls –We endeavour to work with you to ensure that the move to a new role is as seamless as possible. If you are exploring the idea of career development but are not quite ready yet we will support you every step of the way. Speaking to our candidates is necessary however we do ask how you would like to be contacted and will act accordingly. Whilst we appreciate that you are at work, sometimes it cannot be helped but at the very least we endeavour to keep it to a minimum.
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