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The 7 Characteristics of a Great Recruiter

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Last month we polled nearly 130,000 HR/OD/Talent Management/Senior Executives about the top traits of a great job recruiter.  We thought it would be extremely valuable to identify recruiter characteristics, since 86% of staffing firms feel they are doing a good job recruiting, yet only 60% of job candidates report having a positive experience during the recruiting process.1 The results are in and the top recruiter characteristics are listed below in the order most frequently cited by respondents: They have great listening skills. The highest-performing and most effective recruiters harness the power of careful listening, which far better ensures ...