This is why YOU think Rec2Recs are rubbish…
Capital R2R have been working in the Rec2Rec space for over ten years. Over the past few months we’ve been asking hundreds of you what you thought about Rec2Rec. You spoke to us about the pain you’ve experienced in the Rec2Rec space, we listened, and here is what we found…
Your top ten frustrations:
- Not consultative: You want more than a ten minute chat on the phone and you’re frankly amazed that a Rec2Rec thinks they’re all set to represent your unique capabilities and desires as a candidate after a call consisting of “what are your billing figures” and “what salary are you on.”
- Don’t, or won’t, work around you: You have an incredibly demanding schedule given the nature of your role; yet you can’t get hold of your Rec2Rec at a time that suits your schedule.
- Clueless: You meet your Rec2Rec and seem to know the local market better than they do; immediately losing faith in the legitimate value they could add to your career.
- Don’t listen to you: You’ve described in depth what you’re looking for in your next role, your ideal environment, your values and your progression ideals as a whole; yet it seems you may as well have been speaking Kawishana because your Rec2Rec continues to bombard you with opportunities that are completely irrelevant.
- Too transactional: You’ve worked with your Rec2Rec for a couple of weeks and the relationship is purely transactional, leading you to believe that there is little chance that any consultative value will be added to help you improve you or your prospects.
- Not adding value: You’ve received little to no prep for your scheduled interviews, and feel like it’s probably because the Rec2Rec doesn’t really know much about the companies themselves.
- Fake news: Worse still, you have been prepped for the interview, and when you spend your valuable time researching and attending the interview itself, the prep you’ve been given doesn’t stack up at all.
- Too pushy: You’ve categorically said BEFORE an interview that the role isn’t right for you for myriad reasons, yet the Rec2Rec persists in strong-arming you to take the interview; unashamedly chasing the lead with little true interest in what is right for you.
- Even pushier?!: You’ve categorically said AFTER an interview that the role isn’t right for you for myriad reasons, yet the Rec2Rec persists in strong-arming you to take the job offer; unashamedly chasing the fee with little true interest in what is right for you.
- No feedback: You’ve been to an interview and think you’ve smashed it in some areas and perhaps could have improved in others; yet you receive vacuous, generic feedback from your Rec2Rec afterwards.
As I’m sure you’ll agree, if you’ve experienced any of the above, it simply is not good enough. Recruiters are human beings, NOT commodities, and deserve to be treated as such when engaging with Rec2Recs.
Capital R2R are embedding user-research and customer-centricity at the heart of our services to ensure we’re offering services that solve the pain recruiters are experiencing when engaging with Rec2Recs.
In our next blog post we’ll be using these insights to explore how you can truly amplify your career journey when partnered with a caring Rec2Rec.