Why being a “friendly recruiter” matters, according to science

I’ve always wondered if I should be a friendly recruiter with candidates. Does it matter if I’m friendly?  Or do candidates prefer a person that keeps the relationship purely professional? To my surprise, there’s academic research done on the topic of recruiter friendliness by workplace and management professors. This research shows that recruiter friendliness mattersContinue reading “Why being a “friendly recruiter” matters, according to science”

Four insights on building rapport with candidates

It’s essential to build good relationships with candidates, but should we do that by asking them what their hobbies are? Or what their weaknesses are, or why they want to join our company? I don’t think we should; some discussions that aim to build relationships in our social lives bring unexpected problems to our interviewContinue reading “Four insights on building rapport with candidates”