We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: people are the lifeblood of any company, big or small. Without talented, dedicated employees, any business ceases to function as it needs to.
For recruiters, that means the stakes are high. Bringing in talent — quality, enthusiastic, skilled, great talent, no less — has never been more difficult. It’s a job seeker’s market, as you know, meaning that recruiters are at the whim of what their candidates decide. As renowned author Flannery O'Connor once said, “A good man [or, in this case, employee] is hard to find.”
At the end of the day, though, “good” talent is simply a reflection of a recruiter’s judgment — whether they believe this person will be able to get the job done, get along with the rest of the company, and grow alongside it. So what goes into that judgment? A whole lot, from biases implicit and explicit to hands-down deal-breakers to key traits that have proven to make a solid employee.