A lot of people wonder what recruiters do daily. Are we just talking on the phone all day, meeting people for coffee or at The Cav like most people think? Here is what our senior recruiter Jen gets up to during her day here at Lynx!
What happens when you first arrive at the office? I start my day by catching up with the team (usually we are eyeing up all the fish Simon has caught over the weekend for lunchtime fish tacos!) and get motivated for the day ahead. We then usually walk to Salta or Queenies with the office dog for a coffee to start the day and support local. Supporting local is very important to us at the moment as we are a small NZ owned and operated business and we want to pay it forward.
What does your day consist of?
Morning – I will check my diary and ‘to do list’ then usually our inboxes are FULL of applications for jobs overnight. Luckily, we have a great ATS called Jobadder to help us manage these and we can start the screening process.
Lunch – Lunchtime is always busy with candidates coming in for interviews or we are meeting clients for a bite to eat. Getting away from your office desk is so important, don't forget to take time away from your computer screen and stretch your legs.
Afternoon – The arvo is spent booking interviews and making sure everything is recorded from the day that has been, all organised for the next! The team usually catch up at the end of the day to debrief and see if we can help each other on other jobs.
What challenges do you face?
At this extraordinary time, we are facing different problems to the start of the year. One is that there are more people out of work and reaching out to us as recruiters; we want to find everyone a home but know that we cannot necessarily help every single person.
What is the most rewarding part of recruitment?
I guess that ties in nicely to one of the most rewarding parts about recruitment; getting to find candidates new homes and pairing good clients with good people, there is no better feeling! I still catch up with candidates that I have placed in the past and it is awesome to see them thriving and growing both professionally and personally. I love that we get to play such a key role in building teams and dreams for so many different people and workplaces all over New Zealand.