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Blog #18

 26 Dec 2017

In this blog we discuss why developers (both permanent and contract) have more choice than ever and are rejecting your job offers. Below we give tips on how you can avoid this.

Recruiters are constantly getting bashed on LinkedIn.

Disappointed candidates rant via status updates.

Angry hiring managers, fed up of recruiters sending them unsuitable candidates, name and shame or just vent their annoyance on LinkedIn.

Almost daily, one recruiter or another gets publicly bashed on LinkedIn.

But here’s the thing, many recruiters are just as fed up as hiring managers.

Recruiters and hiring managers are stuck in a dysfunctional relationship that is making everyone miserable, and failing candidates at the same time.

We don't need revolutionary new ideas, processes, training or software to “fix” this problem.

All we need is to accept there is a problem and then move things in the right direction.

We need to remember that, at the end of the day, we both want the same thing.

Hiring managers want to recruit the talent they need.

Recruiters want to find candidates that wow their clients.

That doesn't always happen. Once a hiring manager realises they need to recruit for a role, they, quite often, have one month to fill the role.

It can take two or more weeks of failed attempts to source candidates internally, on talent databases, or through preferred supplier lists.

When that doesn't work, recruiters - those not on ‘preferred’ lists - get panicked calls to see if they have/can find candidates.

This then becomes a rushed process and no one comes out of this looking good.

Unfortunately, not everything in this process is something a recruiter can control or fix. Some things are the responsibility of hiring managers.


To find out what the most common challenges we encounter as recruiters, click the image below to download 'Hainton's Guide to Attracting, Hiring & Retaining .NET Developers'.
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  • How To Write a Job Advert That Attracts Your Target Audience
  • Why You Should Encourage Your Developers To Pursue A Side Hustle
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