{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "For HRBP, what peet peeves do you have about recruiters that support your client group?", "post_id": "61eb080150b4c0002bc13e1a", "reply_count": 34, "vote_count": 2, "bowl_id": "5682e6afd55b9e0f00fce669", "bowl_name": "Human Resources", "feed_type": "crowd" }

For HRBP, what peet peeves do you have about recruiters that support your client group?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at
Highlighted IconHIGHLIGHTED

In reading through all the comments, this thread would have had more impact if the initial question had been more clearly stated, i.e. internal recruiters vs. agency recruiters; technical roles vs. non-technical roles. It seems as if some of you all were just throwing answers at the wall without having enough context. Let’s all do our best to make these forums productive and helpful.

like

The only one I have is when recruiters act more like an agency recruiters than as a part of HR Team. I understand that recruiters job is kinda lonely (I started career as a recruiter), and there aren’t much opportunities to cooperate, but they could make an effort sometimes.

Recent IconRecent

Sometimes it seems they just throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. I am sure a lot of that has to do with commission

like

We have 30+ roles. Do you know the nuances for 30+ jobs at a time? Many of which are diff jobs than the previous 30 we had last qtr. We can tell you soft skills, basic fit, salary and interest. The rest is on you and your panel. Case closed. Much of this feedback is “I didn’t want to partner with a recruiter I just wanted them to magically serve me on a silver platter” and I’m overrrrr iiiiitttttt. Feel bad for some of y’all’s recruiters.

like

What about internal recruiter / HRBP relationship?

like

I've been both- and I feel irregular communication between the two can be worrisome.1. Recruiters don't keep HRBPs updated about the progress on the roles/ market trends, job market etc and most hiring managers reach out of HRBPs to ask about updates on the roles and they are clueless. 2. HRBPs don't update recruiters on timely on new developments around the roles after they've initiated the process of sourcing extrrnally(transfers within the team, internal references etc). I feel both recruiters - hr partners need to have seamless communication to avoid chaos.

like

In my org (and many before current) these folks are supposed to act as “Talent Partners” not solely recruiters, and my pet peeve is when they don’t truly act as partners to the business units they are working with. Such as, not getting to know the business well enough, not really diving deep into the hiring manager needs, and overall operating transactional and surface level instead of strategic. If these folks were solely Recruiters or Talent Coordinators it might be a different story as they learn. I’ll also second where someone else mentioned Communication - this can be a challenge as well, especially as an HRBP where I try to work with a high level of communication and transparency with my whole HR team.

like

This thread makes a lot of thoughtful and I think useful points but I can’t help but think about a recruiter’s ability to go so in depth if they are given too heavy of a load by the business where there isn’t available time in an 8 hour day to go this in depth. As an HRBP do you think this is something ever thought of or taken into account? (I don’t mean this facetiously either, genuinely musing out loud)

Well this was fun.

like

This is for internal. Recruiters who don’t communicate effectively with the HRBP. Recruiters are the first point of contact to the firm. Candidates sometimes tell them about upcoming vacations that aren’t negotiable, wanting to be put in the green card process, or other requests/requirements. Sometimes recruiters don’t pass these along and it gets messy with the individual and causes everyone a headache. My other pet peeve is recruiters who always close candidates at the top end of every range even when not necessary. I get the job market is hot and their priority is getting someone in but going big is not always necessary. I spend a lot of time reviewing offers and pushing back on various components and try to drive consistency based of experience/ skill set.

like

I'm not sure what type of Recruiters that you all are working with. Sounds like early career folks. Recruiters and HRBPs should be partners.

like

They allow hiring managers to hire people who are not a culture fit in order to just get people in seats.

Could not agree with you more!!

I spent a great deal of time dealing with mistakes made by recruiters: telling candidates inaccurate info, mistakes in offer letters, not canceling after someone declined resulting in them getting paid. The list goes on and on and on.

Most of these things are in fact recruiter mistakes. Except maybe the person who got mistakenly paid. It is the recruiter’s job to be honest in what they tell people, to proof read offer letters, etc. I spent countless hours fixing these things because recruiters just get people in and then I cleaned up their mistakes

That recruiters think that we don’t do anything else but staffing

Related Posts

On the bench and anxious! Does everyone have a project lined up immediately after a project ends even if that project weren't the top choice?

$500 budget for holiday party for project of 30+...goes without saying that half the group was late for the dinner and then everyone left barely after 11...most depressing holiday party ever

like

Are e-cigs legit to do in front of a client? Thinking during a social outing.

When you have to renew your clearance only to realize this means access to client email again. At least those 3 days without access gave me a break from the noise. #sigh

like

Considering quitting ACN mid-project to become an FTE for my previous client, but my current client is at the same company and I might run into him. Thoughts on best way to leave? Should I care?

like

When you realize you're "going native" (aka too immersed in client culture because you sit there 100% of the time) because your colleagues call you out. #stagedintervention #goodlookingout #grateful

like

Am I the only one who gets driven up a wall by the client's other contractors? Also is that a uniquely federal problem? They love to break up large projects among different firms.

like

Tentatively asked to be on a PM project, but a second manager asked me to do a functional role. I want to be building skills, how can I push off the first role?

Counting the days until this project ends is the only thing that keeps me going. #25WorkDaysToGo, #SickOfConsulting

like

The two people at my client who are former consultants are literally the only people around here who have any idea how shit gets done.

like

When you get a first local project in 3 years and make it 9-4 3 days a week on site. Guys, this happens!!! I found a unicorn

like

When the people on your project team don't understand the concept of personal space. No, you can't come hang out in my room at 10PM. No, I don't want to see non-project text messages from you at 6AM.

like

Racing from the airport to the pharmacy - the one near my hotel near client site - to pick up my Ambien before they shut down for the night...

like

Any crazy injuries suffered at a client site? I had a vent from the ceiling fall on my head causing a concussion and large laceration on my head

like

Y'all ever sit near an employee at the client who is just constantly on personal phone calls being bitchy all day? I'd hate to be her husband, if she even can get one with that attitude.

like

Client executive just told my director "slow your roll" during a presentation

like

PwCers: Advice on how to set up for a great career round table? Client work is fine but looking for other things. Have done some proposal work but what else should I look to do? I just joined in Oct

like

When you get picked up on an out of town project based on "your resume and special skills and abilities"

like

TCM (Total Consultant Move): Buying a full-size coffee maker for your cube at the client site.

like

Senior manager just taught a client the "control + F" function... 😒 #Industry

like

Additional Posts

But once again not posting

like

Testing at 9am EST

like

Testing a new post at 12:06PT 5.12

like

Post to test

like

Part of the crowd. The briefcase doesn't show in post details though.

like

How great would office emojis be in this app?

like

Not crashing anymore.

like

Ahh it is posting but into middle of feed as opposed to top.

like

How does this sound?

like

Best hangover cure?

like

Has anyone heard anything about Grant Thornton's consulting arm? Friend has an interview there and I'm sure it's the right fit

like

How do we feel about people pushing their way to the front of the plane exit because they ‘have a connection’? We weren’t really delayed, may 20 minutes behind schedule...

like

When people who clearly don't understand what precheck is get into it with the precheck attendant........

like

Woke up to a hotel breakfast of stale bagels, spoiled milk and rancid yogurt... great start to a client week onsite!

When you get drunk at dinner and your manager paints your nails...FYI I'm a guy. #teambonding

like

When you roll off your nightmare of a project

Post Photo
likefunnyupliftinghelpful

When you unmute yourself for 2 seconds to make your rapport-building-chuckle audible

like

Final interview today at the Deloitte studio in Manhattan Beach! Wish me luck

like

If MBB is tier 1, and the big 5 are tier 2, where do AT Kearney, Oliver Wyman, LEK, etc fall in?

like

Can't decide if it's best to move to a less stressful job or not. Some days I love it, and am up for early promotion, other days I'm inconsolably sad and can't think of anything but applying elsewhere

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal