Kyle was recruited several times. These were frustrating experiences. The lack of communication, no follow up, no closure even if he went to multiple interviews.
In Kyle’s last corporate sales position, the recruiter overstated the commission program by 100%. Kyle didn’t discover this until the evening of his first day on the job. It was a difficult conversation with his boss the 2nd day on the job. The earning potential expectation created by the recruiter was not accurate.
Kyle never forgot his treatment as a candidate. Work/Life Recruiting is committed to giving candidates courteous service, accurate information, and closure.
Kyle contemplated the transition from an outside sales rep to recruiter for months. Who gives up a remote corporate sales position, with a salary, commissions, benefits, and company car?
Kyle committed to treating candidates the way he wished he had been treated. Returning phone calls, returning emails & texts, and providing closure. Common courtesy! Kyle was committed to delivering quality candidate experiences before the phrase candidate experience became common.
Shortly after making the decision to go into recruiting, but before quitting his corporate sales position, a recruiter contacted Kyle about a Director of Sales position with a small manufacturer serving OEMs of medical instruments.
The interviews went on for 6 weeks, longer than necessary. One day Kyle called the hiring manager to inform them he was dropping out and asked for the search “because he knew exactly what they wanted.” Six weeks later Kyle’s first placement was hired, which stayed with the company 18 years. The start of a career in recruiting.
The relationship with that client continues too today. During that time Kyle placed over 100 people with the organization. Over 50 executives (VPs and Presidents) and over 50 director-level and down positions. It has been a terrific relationship. This relationship has referred Kyle to 2 Private Equity firms that he works with today.
Work/Life Recruiting continually searches for ways to make their recruiting services more valuable to hiring teams.
When Kyle observed the number of candidates being eliminated due to the client’s assessment tests, he worked with the client to administer the assessments before submitting candidates to the hiring manager. This saved the client: