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."

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 Source: Hunt Scanlon´s official website

Mercuri Urval. It´s all about people.

Mercuri Urval is a leading global Executive Search, Professional Recruitment and Talent Advisory firm operating in over 70 countries every year.

Since 1967, our mission has been to help leaders become more successful and deliver the best possible results for their organisation. The core of Mercuri Urval is still our advisory capacity and our unique competence in finding, selecting and developing the right professionals and executives that fulfill our clients' needs.

During more than 50 years in the business we have gained experience working with all major business sectors, serving more than 3000 clients worldwide, cutting across all sectors and sizes.

We work as one company – all over the world – this enables us to operate in a lean and agile way. Regardless of whether the client is large and global or small and local, Mercuri Urval´s combination of global reach, local presence and extensive experience makes us a strong partner. Wherever our clients need us, we are there.