Predominantly employed within the recruitment sector, the recruitment consultant’s role is to identify and secure job opportunities within client organisations. They attract candidates and successfully place them in those jobs in return for a fee. A recruitment consultant may focus on the supply of flexible workers, permanent placements or a combination of both. Typical responsibilities for a recruitment consultant are: Identifying, qualifying and securing client recruitment opportunities in line with corporate and personal goals. Identifying, assessing and placing suitable candidates to meet client requirements in order to achieve revenue in line with corporate and personal goals. Developing and manage client/candidate relationships to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction and quality standards. Meeting all procedures and carrying out relevant processes to ensure industry codes of ethics and relevant legislation are adhered to. A career in recruitment as a recruitment consultant can appeal to those individuals who possess an entrepreneurial outlook. It provides the opportunity for reward and high earning potential. Many opportunities arise in the recruitment sector for personal and professional development.
A Recruitment Consultant will need to understand: How to establish, negotiate and agree terms and conditions of business with clients; All necessary processes, payment and aftercare services in line with company policies; The different recruitment models; Agreed job-related Key Performance Indicators; How to ensure candidates and clients receive a professional and comprehensive recruitment service; How to develop successful sales techniques for recruitment; The principles of assessing people; Candidate pay, client charge rates and contractual conditions within their sector; The legal, regulatory and ethical requirements and appropriate codes of practice when recruiting; Employee rights and responsibilities including equality, diversity and inclusion.