12 Differences Between Agency and In-House Recruiting
May 18, 2016
Twelve months ago I made the transition from agency to in-house recruitment, and I had a whole bunch of preconceived ideas about what life would be like on ‘the other side.’ Some right, some wrong and some that I hadn’t even considered.
Whether you’re considering a move to internal recruitment or just want to get a better idea of life as an internal recruiter, hopefully this list of differences will help.
1. You become close (real close) with hiring managers
4. But there is HR, legal, hiring process and strategy, budgeting, marketing, reporting, planning etc.
5. You are no longer hiring for multiple companies. It’s you and the company building a future together.
7. The phone times KPI doesn’t exist. Because it’s not the 80’s. And hiring managers don’t care how long you’ve been on the phone.
11. As always though, whether it’s a formal interview or a phone screen, watch out for candidate bullsh*t.
After spending many years in agency recruitment, Joe Burridge is now an in-house Tech Recruiter for Hudl based in London, UK. He is also the creator of Joe Blogs and was identified as a LinkedIn Power Profile in Human Resources for 2015.
*Featured image from the Seat Otter Foundation Trust
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