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Like many businesses, successful recruitment involves more than two parties working together to reach the desired result. The recruitment process involves a three-way relationship among the recruiter, the client, and the candidate, sometimes referred to as the Triangle of Trust.
To better understand the relationship among client, candidate, and recruiter, and how each party can enhance its roles during the process, let’s break it down:
Two things an employer (the client) needs to do to support a successful three-way relationship are:
As the candidate, you should be prepared with the following when entering into this relationship:
An experienced recruiter will be readily accessible to both the client and the candidate as the “Middle Person” in the Triangle of Trust, keeping a constant and open communication stream.
In the end, it comes down to the Triangle of Trust, with all three parties contributing. It is up to the candidates to make sure they are honest about their skills and motivation. The clients need to make sure the recruiter has one point of contact. And it is the recruiter who is the key to ensuring that if things go awry (which is always possible), the relationships remain sound. It takes an experienced and competent recruiter to manage difficult situations that can arise while at the same time serving the best interests of each party and keeping the momentum going to make sure that everybody is satisfied in the end.