Getting every advantage possible when recruiting is important. It’s a candidate’s market, and top finance talent gets snatched up quickly. You only have a short window to connect with and entice a candidate to choose your organization. How you communicate with them can have a big impact on your ability to establish rapport and engage the candidate.

Most companies today rely heavily on modern forms of communication to connect with candidates. They send emails, texts, and use social media to communicate. Communicating in this way is effective, and there are a time and place for each. However, there is something to be said for picking up the phone and calling the candidate directly.

Here Toronto finance recruiters outline some top reasons why you should pick up the phone when wooing finance candidates:

1. It’s More Personal

Toronto finance recruiters encourage hiring managers to communicate with candidates over the phone

Calling a candidate on the phone is more personal than sending an email. It shows right away that you have more interest. It can help you create a personal connection, put a voice to a name, and humanize the communication.

2. Establish a Connection

By picking up the phone, you can get a better idea of how much interest a candidate has. Verbal cues, pauses, tone of voice and level of enthusiasm can tell you a lot about your candidate and the connection you have with them. Words can mean more. As they say, sometimes it’s not what you say, but how you say it. Speaking over the phone can help you learn more about how much of a connection you may have and how interested the candidate really is about the opportunity.

3. More Detailed Communication

You can communicate a lot more in a much shorter time over the phone. Even a 5- to 10-minute call can tell you a lot about a candidate, and you can tell them a lot about your organization. In this sense, picking up the phone can help you get further along in the recruiting process, exchange more information, and eliminate the need to email/text back and forth.

4. It Shows You Are Interested in the Candidate

Calling a candidate shows you are interested, perhaps even more so than sending an email. You can say the same thing in an email and over the phone, but the fact that you took the time to call says a lot.

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IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm supporting clients across the country. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have specialist teams of recruiters in Executive Search / Board & C-Suite, Technology, Media, Digital & Marketing, Accounting & Finance, Financial Services & Insurance, Cannabis, Startup, Data Science, Consumer, eCommerce & Retail, Operations & HR, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Engineering, Legal & Professional Services, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, Non-Profit & Sustainability, and Sales. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.

Riel LaPointe Financial Recruiter

Riel LaPointe

Riel is a VP of Client Services with IQ PARTNERS where he recruits across the full scope of multiple lines of business, with a particular focus in Financial Services & Insurance, Technology, Human Resources, and Real Estate Services.

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