#65: The Importance of Intake Calls with the Hiring Managers

I recently read an article in SHRM magazine which was written by Lou Adler called Metrics for Better Hires where he states:
"Interviews per hire. If a manager needs to see more than four candidates to make a hiring decision, you have a major problem somewhere in your process. Most often the problem is that the recruiter and manager are not clear on the real job needs." I agree with this statement. I find it very helpful as a recruiter to have an intake call with the hiring manager and HR business partner and then after the first round of submissions, conduct a debrief session to get the hiring managers feedback. It is important to know if you are meeting the mark right out of the gate and to clarify and miscommunications on the role and best fit candidate.