7 Characteristics of a Great Recruiter
- Hunt Scanlon feature


What are the characteristics of a great executive recruiter? Our colleague Hannu-Matias Nurmi was asked to share his thoughts in this article by Hunt Scanlon along side other industry professionals.

"A great recruiter is an excellent problem solver who finds solutions to a clients' challenges while being results oriented and effective," said Hannu-Matias Nurmi, Group Director and Head of Employment at Mercuri Urval.

"In order to do that successfully, the best recruiters create results and add value for their clients. And they get to know their clients well – inside and out. "One area that recruiters can improve upon, said Mr. Nurmi, is how they communicate proactively towards both clients and candidates. "Where are we in the process, what is the status, what is the next step," said Mr. Nurmi.

"Always be the one to call your clients and candidates first. When you get the call and you're asked where the process is going, you've lost the game. And one utterly important aspect – feedback, feedback, feedback! A great recruiter always provides valuable feedback to all candidates in the process. Do not forget those who did not get the job in the last step of the process."

Read the full article here

 Source: Hunt Scanlon´s official website


About Mercuri Urval

The only global Executive Search, premium Talent Acquisition and Talent Advisory firm based in the Nordics: 
  • Founded 1967, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 3000 clients served each year; leading global corporation and public sector institutions to SMEs, digital start-ups and local government
  • Expert teams worldwide, performing assignments for clients in more than 60 countries each year
  • Experts in all major markets; working without boundaries in person and online, worldwide.
A true pioneer in leader employment, development and business advisory
  • 42% Executive Search and Strategic Recruitment
  • 35% Recruitment of specialists
  • 23% Assessment and Talent and Leadership Advisory Solutions
  • Pioneering leadership assessment capability with unrivalled accuracy and independently verified quality standards (ISO 10667-2)
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  • Chaired by a board of well-known and respected leaders